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Choices we have made in our lives 
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I'd quite like to see the Alamo, although I know there is not much left of it. I've seen all the movies and read the history. I wonder how big America's pacific coastline would be if the Mexicans had been more politically and socially advanced after 1824. You would be living in a very prosperous and bigger Mexico and the world would be a different place. My youngest daughter is called Jennifer. She is 34.

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Zen Dog wrote:
I'd quite like to see the Alamo, although I know there is not much left of it. I've seen all the movies and read the history. I wonder how big America's pacific coastline would be if the Mexicans had been more politically and socially advanced after 1824. You would be living in a very prosperous and bigger Mexico and the world would be a different place. My youngest daughter is called Jennifer. She is 34.



Here is the website for local Texan tourism:

http://www.thealamo.org/

Plane tickets are about $1,100.
Not sure in pounds.

Cheap tickects:

http://www.expedia.com

http://www.kayak.com

This is a lovely Victorian hotel, which is considered to be a historical hotel, LOL!!
www.mengerhotel.com/contact-us

It's called The Menger Hotel.
Sorry!
I have to laugh about our sense of history here! 1859!!

The Alamo itself, what is left is the small building.
The land around it has been swallowed up by urban sprawling.

Google maps will show you great views of it.


Fri May 27, 2016 11:47 pm
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It is amazing to think that the Alamo was a 100 year old ruin when it was defended in 1836.

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Zen Dog wrote:
It is amazing to think that the Alamo was a 100 year old ruin when it was defended in 1836.



The Alamo is an 18th-century mission church in San Antonio, Texas. It was originally built to be the church for the Mission San Antonio de Valero, which was founded in 1718. The church was built by Spanish Franciscan friars in order to convert the local Indians to Christianity.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/histor ... nts/alamo/


Sat May 28, 2016 1:38 am
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I know :cool: . To think that the colonies were more than half a century away from independence and Lewis and Clark almost a century when the plaster was still drying.

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I know :cool: . To think that the colonies were more than half a century away from independence and Lewis and Clark almost a century when the plaster was still drying.



LOL!

Well ... are you wanting to come over to this part of the world, or not?
If you travel to Texas, you have a friend!
Do you have a passport?

Think about it!


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I am thinking about it greatly. The logistics will take some arranging. I have a passport, the UK is not in Schengen. I also have a bedside friend called CPAP which insists on going where I go. Maybe in the new year.

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Sat May 28, 2016 9:24 pm
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I am thinking about it greatly. The logistics will take some arranging. I have a passport, the UK is not in Schengen. I also have a bedside friend called CPAP which insists on going where I go. Maybe in the new year.


What happens if you sleep without it? Would you die?

Can you be without it for a while? (not if you'd die!)

Start planning for next year!

When I am in the Austin area, I am 2 hours from San Antonio.
If I am in Killeen (where I hope to be teaching) it is 3 hours from San Antonio.

I need to find out when my teaching breaks are going to be, so you can come around that time.

Here is website with things to do in San Antonio. I've never been there!

www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions- ... -tx-sa.htm


Houston is 2 hrs away and NASA Control is there!

www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions- ... s-tx-h.htm


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I can no longer sleep without it. If I am sitting up I can doze for a few minutes. When I was first diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, I thought it was jet lag due to my shifts, I was still in the reserves but I didn't tell them, I was hanging on for my 10 year reserve medal. My last excercise weekend, I just stayed awake. A friend cut his face badly on the foresight of his weapon when taking cover so I did his guard duty. It gave me something to do. It was actually a lovely weekend in August '07. I watched the Perseids and listened to a female owl chatting up 2 males.

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I can no longer sleep without it. If I am sitting up I can doze for a few minutes. When I was first diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, I thought it was jet lag due to my shifts, I was still in the reserves but I didn't tell them, I was hanging on for my 10 year reserve medal. My last excercise weekend, I just stayed awake. A friend cut his face badly on the foresight of his weapon when taking cover so I did his guard duty. It gave me something to do. It was actually a lovely weekend in August '07. I watched the Perseid and listened to a female owl chatting up 2 males.


You stayed awake 24 hrs?
Your friend got stitched up, I bet! Hope he did not poke his eyes!!!

The Perseids are scheduled for August 11th here, this year.
I've never seen them.
And we often have back luck, when we want to see something in the night sky, it decides to be cloudy that night.
It happened with the lunar eclipse, it was soooo cloudy!


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