San Jacinto Monument - March 27, 2008

Israel’s Day Tour to the San Jacinto Monument turned out to be a very enjoyable trip. Although it was a small group (only 13 showed up) we had a great fun time. For those who could not make the trip, “You missed out on a great time.” Our main destination, of course, was the visit to the Monument, but first we stopped at Gringo’s for lunch.
We left Bayland Park on time at 10;15 a.m. and arrived at Gringo’s at 10:50 a.m. Some in the group mentioned that they usually ate breakfast at that time. But when they started smelling chicken and beef fajitas their taste buds ‘forgot about breakfast.’ We ate chips and salsa before the main dish arrived. Gringo’s fixes a delicious plate of beef fajitas with beans, rice, guacamole salad. And everyone cleaned up on them.  This followed a delicious cone of vanilla ice cream.
At San Jacinto we saw an interesting 35 minute film titled “TEXAS FOREVER.” Although most of us have heard the Texas story a million times, there’s always something new you pick up. It was a good relaxing movie to see after the big meal we just had.
After the film we toured the museum and saw many interesting historical artifacts pertaining to the Texas Independence. And although we did not go on the Battleship Texas we did get a close up look at it.
The best part of all of this is that we enjoyed each other’s company laughing and cutting up and just having a great time and that‘s what it is all about.