My husband Jason had been working crazy hours. Days, nights, weekends–we never saw him. Then a business trip came up. It was scheduled for midweek so he’d even be gone overnight. I groaned. Then the trip was moved to a Monday and Tuesday. “Let’s all go so we can see you!” I hoped it would work out. It came up rather sudden and getting seven people packed for a long weekend including leaving the house and dog cared for is not an easy task. We shot for leaving Friday after Jason came home from work, but didn’t make it. We did leave Saturday morning though. It felt great to just get in the van and leave everything else behind. I had made a few arrangements, but Saturday we just drove straight to downtown San Antonio.
I wanted to go to San Antonio’s visitor’s center as I had researched online and saw that coupon books are available for the asking. And when I saw The Alamo was right accross the street I KNEW that’s where we needed to begin our family getaway!
We drove straight to down town, parked, and walked around. I just love looking at all the beautiful, old architecture. My husband should be using his engineering skills to build things like this instead of square boxes! Ha!
We acquired our coupons at the visitor’s center and then headed to The Alamo. I mean you HAVE to walk through The Alamo right? I would recommend spending a little time teaching your kids about what happened at The Alamo before taking them to build the excitement of the location, because let’s face it, it’s a museum and without the history it’s not much to see. If you don’t adequately prepare your children, they’ll probably walk around a few minutes and ask, “When are we going to eat?” Not that I would know… But this trip did come upon us rather suddenly.
We were there. We remember The Alamo. I want to take the kids back some time when we are studying The Alamo. I have been there many times through the years, but I see something new every time. I love this place. I love the history. Remember The Alamo!