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.
We drove our RV from Van Horn Texas to San Antonio and headed to the Hidden Valley RV Park where we had an entire week booked. Upon arriving, we witnessed another RV’er experiencing some drama. After a single night, we moved to Braunig Lake RV Park for the remainder of the week where we loved it. Dar made it to her Photoshop workshop with Ben Willmore and we toured San Antonio.
We left Tombstone and began our 424 mile, 9 hour trip through New Mexico for Van Horn Texas. We picked up a hitch hiker and dropped him off in Lordsburg where we got stuck at the gas pumps behind a truck that locked their keys in the ignition. After a short stop to see the worlds largest roadrunner made out of garbage in las cruces, we continued on through El Paso where we stopped for supper. Tonights RV park was to be a KOA for $40
Bisbee Arizona offers a great place to spend the day on a walking tour. The art community dearly love their little town and enjoy sharing it with tourists. Visit the Queen Mine and take the tour, sample some chocolate made directly from the cacao bean, climb the many sets of stairs or wind your way through the narrow passage ways. We enjoyed our whole food meal at the High Desert Market (twice) and after a full day said to ourselves “we could so easily live here!”