One of the tourist sites we visited was the Towers of America.
It was created for the 1968 World's Fair that took place in San Antonio.
We got a 360 degree look at San Antonio from the top of the tower.
This is one of the views.
The round building with the flower painted on the top is a shopping area that we also visited.
San Antonio has 5 missions that were built along the San Antonio river.
We got to see 3 of them.
This is the Mission San Jose.
It is the largest and most restored of the five.
It is amazing to me to think that all this stonework has stood for all these years.
They really did not have much but what they had was so beautiful.
I think we don't see the artistry in everyday items that we used to.
The cactus growing on the roof cracks me up.
Original artwork on the walls
The chapel is still holding services every Sunday.
Wouldn't it be so amazing to worship in such a historic place?
Before we went to Texas, I had very little knowledge as to their history but I learned a little bit while I was there. It really is fascinating with all they went through between Span, Mexico, Native Americans and Texans before and after they were Texans. Even the German influence that you still see today there. I think I would really enjoy reading a book about it. Anyone read a good one?