Daily Archives: 10 April, 2016

San Antonio 2016 (3/4): Friday, April 8

Day 3: Friday, April 8, 2016

[Click here to go back to Day 2.]

We planned our Friday activities around being able to drive out further from downtown San Antonio using a rental car. Put on your seat belt — I have lots of photos to show you!

We started the morning by driving south to Mission Espada, one of five missions on the so-called Mission Trail.

The missions were communities surrounded by stone walls established and run by Spanish Franciscan missionaries in the 1700s. The priests converted and trained the local Native Americans to become citizens of the mission. They learned the Catholic faith and the Spanish language.

20160408_11-10-19 Continue reading