We got up, ate our breakfast in bed, and dressed for a dreary day walking the Mission Trail.
This would be a departure from Friday at the caverns and the safari, which we ended at the Tower of the Americas.
After a short drive through some interesting neighborhoods, we arrived at the Visitor Center at the San Jose mission. We were so lucky in that as we were walking in, the guided tour was walking out - so we joined them and were in for the tour of our life!
Our tour guide, Tatum, was AMAZING! She really knew that history of the place and brought it to life and I enjoyed every aspect of the tour.
If you ever go there - be sure to ask for her!
Interesting tidbit - while these are National Parks, the Catholic church owns the property of the church buildings and six feet out. San Jose was under renovation.
Prickly pears over top the native people dwellings.
The rose window
Me - drenched, but happy
The historically accurate Coke machine.
Spanish officer quarters
We left there and headed to the other three missions:
Mission San Juan:
It was sooo amazing! These structures are centuries years old, and the stories behind them is fascinating!
We finished up the Mission Trail with
It is the 175th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo, and it was really cool to visit the place on such an anniversary - almost to the day in our case!
From there it was dinner on the River Walk
And then back to the hotel to rest after a couple of long days walking!
Today we slept late, packed the truck and headed home!
Our first vacation as a couple - no arguments, lots of awesome time spent together, and great memories!
Next week - Disney Princess Half Marathon
Go team go - wheeeeeee