San Antonio Mission Trail | Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion San Antonio Mission Trail

This post is part of the San Antonio Mission Trail series.  Click here to learn more about San Antonio Mission National Historical Park. The first stop on our self-guided tour of the San Antonio Mission Trail was the beautiful Mission Concepcion (Neustra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion).  Originally built in East Texas in the 1700s,  the church […]

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White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

I’m not sure what I was expecting the first time we drove out to visit White Sands National Monument. Just an hour-and-a-half day trip from El Paso (driving through either Alamogordo or Las Cruces), it had been on our Fort Bliss bucket list for a while, and I can honestly say I hadn’t thought much about it until we […]

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San Antonio Mission Trail | Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose San Antonio Mission Trail

This post is part of the San Antonio Mission Trail series.  Click here to learn more about San Antonio Mission National Historical Park. Having first visited Mission Concepcion, our expectations were set pretty high for the second stop on our self-guided tour of the San Antonio Mission Trail, and we were not disappointed.  Mission San Jose (San […]

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Progress, Preparation and Pretzels

Pretzels, Germany

Since I last wrote, things have been falling into place rather quickly.  With orders in hand, we’ve scheduled dates to have our household goods and unaccompanied baggage packed and picked up, made our travel and temporary lodging arrangements, and the boys received their blue passports (for leisure travel) in the mail. We’ll be leaving a […]

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Mission San Jose San Antonio Mission Trail

Over the years, my husband and I have visited the legendary Alamo several times, but only after having lived in San Antonio for nearly twelve months did we learn that it is one of five historic missions you can tour today along the San Antonio River.  The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park  is home to four beautiful missions that take you […]

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Build Your Own Kids Picnic Table, Part 2: What You’ll Do

How to Build a Kids Picnic Table

This series of posts was written by my husband.  Every now and then, he’ll be stopping in with something of his own to share. If you missed Build Your Own Kids Picnic Table, Part 1: What You’ll Need, start there first. Once you’ve purchased your lumber and have all of your tools ready, it’s time to […]

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