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Warning Picture Heavy Post again. 35+
So Ms. Y. and I went to this Mission a couple of years ago & have been planning on going back. + see the other things in Goliad. It's a cute small town with a lot of Texas history. But we cut the trip short because we had to head back, actually the whole trip was cut short. Something to do with another girl (and I really should not discuss it here.) Anyway, moving on..
It sits on a little hill, which is the tallest place around. This is close to the coast so everything is very FLAT here. The Native Americans used this hill to send smoke signals way before the Mission was every built.
This is a Century Plant. It requires 100 years for it bloom. Then it DIES. How sad is that??
Next picture (below ) shows how tall the flower stalk is...
Everyone else is in the car. The temp has dropped to 49' F! I was the only one who packed long sleeves and a sweater. *Which I am wearing, lol So they are sitting in the car, waiting for me to go inside, so they can run in after me...why they didn't start without me? I guess maybe they thought I would find some Mischief. But I didn’t see a private landing strip* or any baby animals, so all was well.
See pt 1 post
This is the Presidio La Bahia. Have you ever been to the Alamo? (Which was a Mission too.) It's the most visited place in Texas. It's not too far from here in San Antonio.
Someone told me this place was on one of those "Ghost Hunters" TV shows.
It is quite old for America. Remember this was the Wild, Wild West. LOL Actually Texas still is.
There is a small museum inside. I think it was $4.00 per person for all day. The people are very nice and knowledgeable. The place is small and they do get tour buses, so plan accordingly.
Kind of a melancholy place. But most of the Missions feel like that (to me). Almost all of these were sites of battles and terrible massacres.
Looks sunny out there, but its about to rain some more.
Shutters. Which would be about the last time people in Texas used real shutters on their windows. For the life of me I do not know why people would nail shutters to their houses. WTF? Lets USE these against the Blazing Texas heat, people. *Sorry another Pet Peeve
The mass grave site is just around the corner from the mission. Went last time, but because the weather was so bad we didn't venture over this time. Really Sad.
Inside the Chapel. They still hold services there.
You know I have to go climb up and look around the battlements. Everyone else stayed in the chapel, where it was warm, lol.
By now I was soo cold. We ran back to the car and left without seeing anything else in Goliad. Maybe we can squeeze another trip in before summer.
Ok, am packing for my New Orleans Adventure now.
Catch you later-
Just a Woman in the World. Sometimes a lonely traveler, sometimes with the Krewe. Eating, shopping and meditating my way through life...
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