We took a day trip to San Antonio. Had lunch along the Riverwalk.
And walked over to the Alamo.
It was much smaller than anticipated. I spent childhood vacations at Civil War sites along the east coast. Vast expanses of land encompassing long deadly battles. The Alamo sits in the middle of a bustling city. All the same, it is an extremely important part of American History.
The Alamo has a rich history. Battles here were later integral in the US requisitioning Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. The Alamo changed shape and purpose throughout its existence.
From a religious sanctuary:
To a military compound:
I won't bore you with the history of the place or the battles. Most of us should have learned about the Alamo in school as children. If you have not, I highly recommend looking into it.
Come and Take It.