Chick Trip 2002

June 14th

San Antonio, Texas to Fort Stockton, Texas

 

Being in the center of town gave us a head start the next morning to explore San Antonio.

What is the coolest thing to see in San Antonio, Texas? The Answer is The Alamo. It is a truly awe-inspiring place.  You go through there and think to yourself about how brave and stubborn these people were.  That feeling gives way to the knowledge that yes, there are some things like freedom that are worth dying for!

It makes you proud to be an American and it also makes you realize where we get that pride from, a history of standing up for our beliefs even in the face of Death!

 

       

When you visit The Alamo, remember to leave a couple dollars in the coffers to help them maintain this part of our country's heritage.  Also, remember that there is no photography taken inside and men are expected to remove their hats while inside.  All of this is to show respect for the dead and recognize the sacrifice they made! To learn more about the Battle of The Alamo, click the photo of Lela and me above!

After our visit to The Alamo, we wandered the Riverwalk by the light of day and cruised some gift shops for post cards and souvenirs.  The Days Inn allowed us to leave the car there until we were ready to depart the city.  Another "Thank You" to them for that.

After a light lunch in the Rivercenter Mall, we headed out of town.  We had a leisurely day planned and stopped outside of San Antonio at the Sister Creek Vineyards to see and taste what they had to offer.

Where can you get lessons on wine in Texas? The Answer is the Sister Creek Vineyards!

We had a lesson on wines! It was only $3.00 per person and we got to taste several wines that the compnay produces.  We learned how to hold wine glasses properly, what the differences are between tasting red wine and white wine and why the glasses for each are different sizes.  We ended up purchasing a lovely dessert wine.

 

 

 

We were directed by other customers of the winery to go to Big Earl's BBQ in Kerrville to get some Hill Country Style grub! After that, we headed out to Fort Stockton, Texas.  This town is small but a great stop if you are heading out west because there a bunch of hotels and restaurants.  It is a quiet place when the sun goes down.

 

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