Boston 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Remember the Alamo

Jan 26th, 2011 - 3+ days of southern hospitality was enough for me, so I was more than ready to make like Santa Anna and leave the Texans alone.

I got in a slow 5 mile recovery run to shake out the legs in preparation for the 7+ hour flight home to the frozen north. I did most of my final SA run around, appropriately enough, the Alamo. During the run I wished I had had more time to check it out (and to also confirm the basement question), but time did not allow for it...

Even though we knew that there was a major snow storm (again) making its way up the coast towards Boston, we all still hopped in a cab and went to the airport in the hopes that we could get out before the worse of it arrived.

...As luck would have it everything going into Boston was cancelled for the rest of the day, and the next flights out of SA wouldn't be until tomorrow morning. We all got back on our horses and made our way back to the hotel deep in the heart of Texas.

After lunch we decided to head over to the Alamo and explore it a bit more now that we had ample time on our hands and feet.

(Photo Courtesy of Richie Blake)

This historic attraction is an amazing monument to one of the greatest sacrifices in US history. This was the site of the final stand of the 200+ brave defenders of the Alamo vs Santa Anna's overwhelming army of 2400+ well armed soldiers.

These odds didn't really hit home until we saw the detailed depiction of the EPIC 13 day battle in a gorgeous diorama in the gift shop.

It's definitely something that I won't soon forget.


BadDawg said...

Proof that not all flight cancellations are bad. It would have been a shame to be in SA without getting the chance to visit the Alamo.

Had to look up the meaning of àlamo, it's Spanish for poplar tree. "Remember the poplar tree" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

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