Texas 2012

We just got back from our trip to Texas and we had a great time.  We were in San Antonio three days and then we spent the final two days in South Padre Island/Corpus Christi.
The main reason we went to San Antonio was to fulfill a promise made to the Virgin de Guadalupe.  So this was the first thing on the agenda.

Here is a picture of the church:

I thought it was pretty awesome that Pope John Paul II had visited the church back in 1987.

The stained-glass windows were amazing:

This was when we headed to downtown San Antonio:

And this is on the Riverwalk.  Have I mentioned how incredibly HOT and HUMID it was??!!  Holy Cow, I don't know how people can work there!  

Even late at night, the humidity levels were off-the-charts. It is beautiful though.

This is the Alamo.  Made me think of Pee Wee Herman and the basement (:

I saw this at one of the gift shops and thought it was funny:

The following day we made it to a couple of the missions.  They are incredible!

This one is Mission Espada and it is absolutely beautiful.  I couldn't help but look around and wonder how these people's lives were in these communities.  And also, how on earth did they build these amazing structures??

This one is Mission San Jose.  We walked the grounds, but weren't able to get a tour because it was after hours.  Bummer.

This is the marina in Corpus Christi:

And here we are on South Padre Island:

This was such a fun day:

The hubs didn't wear his trunks because "He didn't want to get into the water."  HA!

Marko refused to get close to to the water's edge when we first got there.

Not for long, though.  (:

And as Selena fans, we just had to stop at her statue on the marina.

The incredible heat in Texas meant lots of time in the hotel's pool too (:

I feel so blessed that we were able to go on this trip and make good on an important promise.  God is good.

You know, since I was born in Texas, I absolutely love the state and I love going to Texas anytime.  But you want to know what the best part of our vacation was?  Walking in the front door of our home.
There really is no place like home.

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