Have you ever visited San Antonio? Most of you are probably familiar with the Alamo. Have any of you walked along the River Walk? Today, the famous San Antonio River has been built into a man-made structure that runs downtown, creating the River Walk that many tourists are familiar with. Branch out from the River Walk and you will discover the most amazing places for food, entertainment, and the celebration of the heritage of San Antonio.
Close to the River Walk is a small area cal La Villita. It means small village. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods to ever exist in San Antonio, having been built in the 1700s. With tediously restored buildings, you can see how the people of San Antonio lived so long ago. You can actually even go up to the Cos House. General Cos was the authority in charge of the Alamo before the Texans won it in 1835. He was also General Santa Anna’s Brother-in-law. Many suspect that Santa Anna came down so hard on the Alamo in March of 1836 as revenge for his Brother-in-law, and that is why he gave no quarter.
San Antonio is steeped in history, and not only just about the Alamo or the Texas Revolution. It is told that Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders visited San Antonio, and the numerous ghost tours you can go on will tell you fascinating stories about the rich and famous who graced the town.
San Antonio and the Missions that are in it and surround it tell us a history and life of people from all walks of life. It really is hard to decide which story to tell!
Happy reading to all of you!