Our rodeo field trip was awesome! We fed the chickens, collected the eggs, milked the cows, harvested the corn and tomatoes and drove a tractor. I got $2 for my hard work on the farm, which I spent at the grocery store on a fruit roll up. I came home with sunflower seeds, animal fact cards and a big smile on my face!
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This morning we visited The Alamo and learnt all about the pivotal battle in Texas’ history.
In February / March 1836 the Mexican Army took The Alamo Mission in a 13 day battle against the Texian defenders. The Mexican Army outnumbered the Texian Army 6 to 1 and with the news of the defeat of Alamo, General Santa Anna assumed the Mexican Army would be able to hold back the resistance.
However, the fall of Alamo had the opposite effect and it sparked Texan settlers and adventurers from the United States to flock to Houston’s Army to defeat the Mexican Army in the battle of San Jacito in 18 minutes on April 21. Santa Anna was captured and forced to withdraw Mexican troops and Mexican control of the territory giving legitimacy to the newly formed Republic of Texas.
My day started well – waking up in my new bed!
Followed by opening my wonderful pressies from Abuela and Iggy, Grandpa John and Jennifer and Aunty VJ and Dave – thanks guys I feel so spoilt!
Then we packed a few things in our bags and jumped in the car. We’re off on a road trip! We tailgated lunch at Buc-cees!
Arriving in San Antonio early in the afternoon.
We celebrated with my birthday dinner on the River Walk. Unfortunately WordPress and / or the hotel internet are not cooperating in uploading our pictures of that!
We’ve just got back from a mini vacation at Sabor a Pasion in Palestine – owned and managed by Kiwi Chef Simon Webster. Who knew there was a top Kiwi Chef living in rural Texas?!? Anyway, his B&B is so tranquil and relaxing. Mum and Papi hung out on the patio whilst we ‘drove’ the tractor around the property, played chase in the vineyards and hung out with Tea (short for Aotearoa) who apparently turns into a unicorn in the full moon. We asked Simon to cook us dinner but didn’t give him specifics and we’re so glad we left it to him to surprise us: tender lamb (which had cooked all day in the pizza oven), a big salad with fresh mint from the garden and his own special dressing, fresh lobster ravioli in tomato sauce, and the dessert – wow the dessert. Rafa scoffed his entire plate before any of us had even started so Simon gave him another serving to eat with us making him #1 Chef in Rafa’s eyes.
Check this place out: Sabor a Pasion