We decided it was time to move toward the south and ended up at Lake Medina just outside of San Antonio, TX. The park is lovely, with cedar trees and deer. There is a lake, but with the drought in Texas it is down around thirty feet … very sad. We have met up again with several people from other parks we visited that are also moving south for the winter, and have had a lot of fun visiting. We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving feast put on at the park’s activity center. They supplied 14 turkeys, mountains of mashed potatoes and gravy, and buckets of stuffing. All the guests then brought a side dish and a dessert. There were approximately 200 guests in attendance and was really a lot of fun. It was very interesting to see the various dishes brought by people from different parts of the country. Unfortunately, we were so busy sampling all the food, that we neglected to get any pictures.
The highlight of the park is the deer. With the drought they have had a hard time this past summer, but are beginning to recover and are regularly fed by the park’s residents. They tend to wait outside the RV watching for us to come out with our buckets of feed corn and carrots for them. It's a great sight to greet us each morning!
|Lynda with the Deer|
|The buck chased all the other deer away|
Of course one cannot visit San Antonio without a visit to the Alamo. We took the audio walking tour. It was excellent: very informative and interesting. The Alamo is right in the middle of downtown San Antonio, so the traffic, poor parking, and hassle getting in and out of the sight are not shown in the pictures. All that is left of the Alamo is the chapel (2nd picture shown below) and part of the long barracks. The original covered around five times the area that is allotted to the current monument. The first picture below shows the entire layout. The chapel is the small building in the upper right hand corner. At the time of the battle it did not have a roof and a ramp was built inside to push a cannon up to the back wall.
|A mock-up of the Alamo complex at the time of the battle|
|Lynda in front of the current-day Alamo chapel|
|Ancient live oak tree at the Alamo|
|Part of the memorial celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Alamo in 1935|
Until next time, keep doing what you love.