Thursday, September 3, 2015

Before I delete all of these pictures...here is the Alamo.

I absolutely cannot keep all the photos I take everywhere, so all of these artistic (HA) images I took of the Alamo will have to live forever in the pages of this blog.. 

Besides all the grocery stores within a 15 mile radius, I don't really know Texas so I wasn't familiar with what happened at the Alamo. It could have been the Prince of Texas's castle for all I knew. I'm just kidding, I knew it had something to do with a battle a long time ago...but that was about it. Lucky for me, I have a super smart husband who somehow knows everything (seriously) about everything and filled me in. Seriously, once after he explained World War 2 to me for 45 minutes complete with a world map and a diagram I asked him how he knew so much about history, and he was like, "uh, I went to High school" hahaha. (The sad part is, I went to the same high school.) We actually weren't even going to go tour the inside, because we weren't sure we would care (sorry, I know, bad!) but we figured we had to since we were literally right across the street.

So Sunday morning we left the Ted at the hotel and went to check it out real quick. It was pretty beautiful and I'm glad we ended up going. I have a secret love for old buildings and houses and anything with a real history. I like to imagine how it was when it was first built all shiny and new and what the people dressed like and how they talked and what life was like. (I also love to walk through antique stores for this same reason. It freaks me out and fascinates me at the same time that there was this whole different world before our time.) So I found it very peaceful to walk through. And we went right when it opened, so it was literally very peaceful because no one was there yet, haha.

Feel free X out if you'd like because chances are if you're from Texas I might end up offending you, and if you're not, then you won't care anyways.

Here it goes!


I actually didn't get a picture of the front because we went in the wrong way, but if you just have to see it, check out my last post.









I think more than anything, I was amazed by this tree. According to the sign, it was a 40 year old tree that they moved and replanted here in like 1913 or something. It was cray.




John walks up to this well and goes, "oh you have to get a picture of this for the blog. It's full of money."


Haha, see? Which is actually kind of sad because there were all these donation buckets so I'm not sure why anyone would throw money down the well. 




And then we went in the front door....and no more pictures allowed. I'm not exactly sure why, but there were also signs that said not to touch the walls. I suppose both rules were because of the buildings age and preserving it and what not. Because the sign said not to touch the walls for some reason I found myself really, really wanting to touch the walls, haha. I don't know if that part was necessary, I mean I know it's old, but it's not that old. I've been to the Colosseum which is like 3 million years old and I could touch the walls all I wanted. (Wikepiedia says it's 1,945 years old, but same thing.) 


John "didn't see" the memo, so he took this picture and then got asked to please put his phone away, haha. It says this sword is "on loan from Phil Collins"...who is a singer right? I don't know, but John thought it was funny and wanted to send it to his brother and sister.


And then we had to stop in the gift shop. We collect magnets from (most of) the places we've traveled to and someday I hope to have a refrigerator full of tacky magnets and picture of us in front of all the places we've been. I love that stuff. At first I was a little disappointed by the magnet selection, and I had a lame old Alamo one picked out, but then John saw this one and we had to get it. It's a quote from Davy Crockett. Funny right?

And that shall conclude The Alamo tour for today (and ever.) Until next time I go somewhere and do another shamefully pathetic review ;)

x.

8 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous, at least! Love that old tree. I have no clue about anything history-related. I know WWII involved Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust. But WWI? No clue. I've Google'd it like five times before. It just goes in and right back out. Oops!

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    1. Hahaha "just goes in and right back out" is me exactly. At least when it comes to wars and that stuff. I cannot follow.

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  2. hahha "take a picture of this for the blog, it's full of money!" sounds like something Jason would say. Don't delete this post/pictures, it's awesome!! I literally only know "Remember the Alamo!" saying or phrase or whatever, didn't know anything else about it haha so thanks for the history lesson! I would have touched every single wall because once a sign says not to do it, I have to do it. Phil Collins loaned a sword to the Alamo? like what else could that even mean?? haha love the magnet collection idea! If J and i went more places I would totally copy that idea! But obviously we stay in az 99% of the time so we'd have like 2 magnets.

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    1. We really don't have THAT many magnets, because sometimes we're like "eh do we need an overpriced magnet" but I'm getting really into it lately lol. I told you how I can't decorate much 'house' wise, but I know for sure I'll always have a refrigerator ;)

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  3. The koi fishes are so lovely! This looks like a fun trip!!!

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    1. That's what they're called! I was drawing a blank lol. It was really fun, thanks :)

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  4. I clicked on this blog after commenting on your last one and I just wanted to tell you that my Jon knows everything too. It's insane. I don't even get it. He always tells me I'm the dumbest smart person he knows, so maybe he's not even that smart and it's just that I'm kind of dumb. I went to China and called him and I was like, "We went to some place called Tianenmen Square today. I think there was some battle there. Not really sure," and he thought I was ridiculous. Apparently there was some huge, famous battle there. Like, WHO KNOWS THAT?! And why?! And really, I don't even really know the story of the Alamo and I've been there before when I lived in San Antonio for like, 4 months. Also, I asked Jon the other night if he knew what "Netflix and chill" meant cause my sister told me she just found out. I had no idea it meant having sex with Netflix on (because I'm married and not 16 and when I watch Netflix, I actually want to pay attention to what I'm watching). So I asked Jon and he was like, "Um, yeah" and looked at me like I was dumb. Like, how do you know, at 32, what it means to watch Netflix and chill?! And he was like, "It's the context." Which blows my mind cause who's asking HIM to Netflix and chill and then surprising him by trying to have sex with him? What kind of context gives that phrase away?! Not that "Netflix and chill" and the Alamo are on the same level, but you know what I mean.

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    1. HHAHAHAHAH OKAY truth. I did not even know what Netflix and chill meant hahaha! I assumed it was something like when you're 16 and you put on a movie as an excuse to makeup, I did not know it meant all the way lol! (I'm acting so prude for someone who would have totally netflixed and chilled at 16 lol) Kids!! And yeah...you're not stupid, I might be lol, but maybe our Johns/Jons just have better "memories" lol.

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