After Wild Wicked Weekend in San Antonio, Texas in February, we spent a few days vacationing like tourists. My hubby, Kick, loved the cruise we took along the Riverwalk (I would have enjoyed it more, but an evil-cold wind came up that evening, and I spent the trip snuggled into my warm hubby – which was actually very enjoyable!)
Our aim when vacationing is to see as many museums and historical sites as we can. Toward this lofty goal, we saw The Alamo first, which I would highly recommend to everyone. Of course, the Twerpletes wanted to know about the basement, where Pee Wee Herman's bike was hidden. (Less movies for those kids, and more historical documentaries!)
Next was the Buckhorn Museum.
Can you guess what animal left this skull behind?
In the same building is the Texas Ranger Museum.
Badges from across Texas.
Collection of old Jack Daniels bottles.
I’m a fan of Frederick Remington paintings, and I found two drawings at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
"An Argument With the Town Marshall" 1905 Frederick Remington
"An Equine Freight Car and Point of View" 1889 Frederick Remington
I have more photos of beautiful Western artwork to show you, so watch for future posts.
Also at the Brisco were these amazing finds.
Pancho Villa Saddle 1920
Santa Anna's Sword
Our final stop was the San Fernando Cathedral, and I felt an immediate connection with the peaceful feeling inside the building.
When we explored our hotel, The Menger, we found this photo, which had appeared in the movie, Giant.
"Venting Cattle on the Frisco System" F.L. Van Ness
If you've never been to San Antonio, it's a wonderful town to explore, and if you're a reader and want to combine a fun vacation with a wild and wonderful reader/author event, be sure to check out Wild Wicked Weekend 2016. I'll be there, and if you'd like, we can sneak off and see some museums together!
...plus a bar or two...