San Antonio Volksmarch Event
Travis Park
05/08/04

The walk start/finish was busy when we first arrived.

Carol and Lenore getting signed in.


The sun behind a uniquely shaped building.

The route went by the Alamo, and this carving of the defenders. Travis and Crockett are in this picture.

*** Below are people who were gathering outside the Alamo to create a re-enactment. The re-enactment wasn't scheduled until 2pm, so we weren't able to come back to watch it. ***

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We walked by Dillards and enjoyed the ornate carved display windows.

New modern art seemed out of place to me.

The 750-ft Tower of the Americas built for the 1968 World's Fair. The observation deck and rotating restaurant atop the tower afford bird's-eye views of the city.


Looking down at a waterfall on the Riverwalk.

We crossed over the riverwalk at several locations.


Sunset Railroad Depot.


Checkpoint #1


The railroad depot has been made into a restarant.

The stairway and window made a great site.


The walk route circled the Alamodome


Fountain outside the Alamodome.


Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor (AF of L) in 1886. He died in San Antonio in 1924.


Bexar County Courthouse


I think this is San Fernando Cathedral.


The home of O. Henry, author of "The Gift of the Magi", during the years he lived in San Antonio. This small house was not at this location but was moved here for preservation.


The route led us through Market Square.

Checkpoint #2 at the entrance to Milam Park.


Statue of Col. Milam, who was the leader of army that retook San Antonio from the Mexican Army. The Alamo fell in March 1836. It was retaken in Sept. 1836. Col Milam was killed in this battle.


A pretty gazebo in Milam Park.


We rested while Lenore took off her shoes and played in the water.


Good thing it was nice and hot, since she got soaked.


Public Library.


We were one of the last ones to check back in.

This event was a Volksmarch hosted by the Texas Wanderers. If you are interested in finding out more about Volksmarching or the Texas Wanderers. Click Here

Lenore's Walk Diary

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