On April27 we drove into San Antonio where we visited the Alamo and had lunch at a restaurant along the River Walk. The Alamo is a bit of a disappointment being surrounded by so many tall and modern buildings, but the history of what happened there is wonderful. In 1836, 189 defenders died at the Alamo fighting the Mexican Army under the General Santa Ana. There is another ‘Alamo’ (a movie set and tourist attraction called ‘Alamo Village’) north of Brackettville TX (about 100+ miles away from the real one), which some say is more realistic of what the Alamo was really like. It was the first movie set built in Texas, originally constructed for and best known as the setting for ‘The Alamo’ (a 1960 movie directed by and starring John Wayne, as Davy Crocket, and other great actors like Richard Widmark, Lawrence Harvey and Frankie Avalon. Due to the distance, however, we did not go there, settling for the historical evidence instead. About a third of a mile away and almost across the street is another famous San Antonio landmark, River Walk. It is a beautiful and refreshing network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of downtown San Antonio, lined with restaurants, hotels and even a CVS store. Naturally we had a Mexican lunch.