Something Old and Something New

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I took this photo this past weekend while on our little weekend adventure in San Antonio, Texas.  The top half of the Federal Building can be seen peeking over  the north wall of the Alamo. In that same area is a marker commemorating Col. Travis who passed while defending the north wall.  Do you ever wonder where Texas would be today had it not been for heroes like Travis and his men?

 

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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Trey, what a unique picture!  Now, that's an interesting question. 

December 30, 2008 12:05 AM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

My son, who visited the Alamo, was amazed at the fact that it wasn't as large as he expected it to be, considering the size of the events that occurred there, and it's significance in our history.  I really want to travel there one day.

December 30, 2008 08:05 PM
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Carl Winters

Trey - Glad you survived the Ghost at the Menger Hotel and was able to take these photo's to remind us of some of history and known heroes. Sorry we didn't make the get-together but heard it was great, food was great, weather was great and happy you picked San Antonio to visit and celebrate your anniversary.

Happy New Year and I know 2009 will be good to you and your family.

December 30, 2008 08:49 PM
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors

Judi

I bet you know a lot more than the rest of us combined about the history in your great city.  I need to really brush up on Texas history

Myrl

The Mission that remains today and the courtyards are just a small portion of the original fortress. Much is now gone.   And remember  there were just a few men defending it.

December 30, 2008 09:11 PM
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Trey, yes, you listen well too.  :)  I guess I'm going to have to get that post about The Alamo I have drafted revised a little and post it. 

December 30, 2008 09:35 PM
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors

Judi

I really look forward to reading it.

December 30, 2008 09:38 PM
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Steve Shatsky
Dallas Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (214)213-0340
Prudential Texas Properties

Hi Trey... Not being a native Texan, I did not learn a lot of details about the Alamo until I moved here as an adult.  When I visited there for the first time I was totally awed at the sense of history that hung in the air there.  Nice post and pics!

December 30, 2008 10:34 PM
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Richard Weeks
Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
Waller Group

Trey,

If it had not been for Travis and the others we would have a bunch of illegals running around making demands, draining our school systems and infrastructures.  Plus everything would be printed in both English and Spanish.

December 31, 2008 09:35 AM
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors

Hi Steve

Thanks for commenting and I hope you have a great new year and do well in your area.

December 31, 2008 07:19 PM
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Ricki Eichler
Broker,GRI,ABR,TAHS,ePRO - Your Texas Hill Country
Ricki Eichler Real Estate LLC

Awesome photos.  Awesome men that fought at the Alamo.  I love visiting there.   HNY, Trey

December 31, 2008 08:11 PM
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Shirley Parks
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Homes
Sands Realty 210-414-0966

 Hi Trey, You and Khris got some great photos during your San Antonio trip. 

December 31, 2008 11:31 PM
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Raylene Lewis
Century 21 Beal, Inc.

Great photos!

January 02, 2009 09:11 AM
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