The chain of missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century is a reminder of one of Spain’s most successful attempts to extend it’s dominion northward from Mexico. Collectively they form the largest concentration of Catholic missions in North America. Four of the five missions were captured by photograph during our time in the area. Mission Espada, Mission San Juan, Mission San Jose and The Alamo.
Knowing we were passing through San Antonio Texas, we booked a full week so we could completely experience the history of the alamo. The Alamo was VERY high on Rob’s list of places to see in Texas and he was not disappointed. We enjoyed touring the grounds, learning about the history and that Davy Crockett fought and died there. Being Canadian, neither of us was clear about that aspect.