Missions of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX is home to five missions that were established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century. Collectively they became the largest concentration of Catholic missions in North America and were built primarily to expand Spanish New World influence north from Mexico. The missions flourished during the mid-18th century until disease, inadequate …

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Exploring An Aircraft Carrier

The USS Lexington CV-16, nicknamed “The Blue Ghost”, is a World War II Essex-class aircraft carrier that served the United States Navy from 1943 to 1991. It served longer and set more records than any other carrier in the history of naval aviation. Since 1992 the ship has been docked in Corpus Christi, Texas where …

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Mercedes, TX Boot Walk

These Boots Were Made for Walking Mercedes is the boot capital of Texas. Cowboy boot that is. Boot manufactures have called Mercedes home for many years including the Rios of Mercedes Boot Company which has been in business since 1853. In an effort to draw attention and to be sure it continued to be known …

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Boondocking On A Texas Beach

There’s nothing like driving the RV off the road onto a beach and making yourself at home. That is exactly what we did at Magnolia Beach, Texas. We parked just a few feet from the water and were lulled to sleep at night with the cashing waves. The beach is elevated several feet higher than …

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