We had a great time, it really is a fabulous city and we enjoyed exploring. We decided not to get a rental car and just to do what we could on foot. We found all sorts of beautiful places that we might have missed had we been driving to outlet malls or amusement parks. It was a good decision. It's one of those amazing places that photos can't do justice to, but here are some of our attempts to capture the beauty.
This picture was taken on the Riverwalk, where we ate most of our meals.
A picture of one of the riverboats, which we rode on one evening. This one was going through a theatre in the old part of the city, we were standing on the side where the spectators sit looking across at the stage.
This was taken in the oldest cathedral in TX, this is where the remains of Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie lie.
Our hotel, the historic St. Anthony, where John Wayne stayed when filming "The Alamo"
The famous Alamo, of which this city is incredibly proud!
Our second trip came just one day after the first. After flying back into Lexington, we grabbed the kids, headed back to NC, dropped them with the other grandparents, and took off for Richmond, VA. There, we had 3 days of meetings for our new job. They gave us tons of information and it was a bit like drinking from a fire hose. It was great to meet many of the folks we'll be training with for 8 weeks beginning in late July. We are more excited than ever about the work that God has for us in West Africa.
One of the most "oh my goodness this is really happening" moments for me was when we opened up our welcome packet and found these babies...