Friday, August 15, 2008

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it."

I admit it, I skipped school on Wednesday.  It was worth it.  You should know that I hate school....especially summer school.  Sometimes you need to take a Ferris Bueller day to stay somewhat, emphasizing somewhat, sane.  Grant and I decided to get out and the only thing we could think of to do was to go on the Mission Trail in San Antonio.  We just went to Sea World on Saturday and even though it is my favorite place in the world, we decided  that twice in 5 days was a little much.  In case you didn't know, there are four other Spanish Missions in San Antonio besides the Alamo.  We skipped the Alamo this time because we have already been there on several occasions.

And now, here they are, for the first time on my blog, the less known San Antonio Missions (cue lights and music).

Mission Concepcion

Mission Espada

Mission San Juan

And now my favorite, Mission San Jose.  There are little two-room apartments in the outer wall of this Mission.  They were so cute.  About every 5 or six apartments there was a wood-burning oven outside in the courtyard.  Maybe we will move in to this Mission if I get a job in San Antonio.....seriously, it would be an awesome place to camp or have a retreat, but I don't think the park rangers would like that so much.  This mission was complete with a working mill...pretty high-tech for the 1500s.

I definitely recommend going to see Mission San Jose.  The others are okay if you have nothing else to do, but Mission San Jose is pretty awesome.


Pryncss Briana said...

Pretty much every summer we spent in San Antonio. I have relatives there, and my Dad would take all of us kids to the zoo, to Sea World, and around to the different missions. I still love the missions most. :) They are so fun to explore and imagine what life was like back then. :) I think it's almost time to start taking my own kids on the tours.

Elizabeth said...

I love Ferris Bueller's day off. Glad Amanda Maloney's day off was a fun one!!