270 Photos - Sep 12, 2014
Photo: El Camino map with regionsPhoto: Photo: View toward Mexico from park, LaredoPhoto: Duty free shopping, LaredoPhoto: Tack Room steak house, LaredoPhoto: La Posada at dusk, LaredoPhoto: Interior, Republic of the Rio Grande Museum, LaredoPhoto: Gen. Zaragosa, facing south towards Mexico- Cinco de Mayo hero - LaredoPhoto: Statue of St. Augustine, patron saint of LaredoPhoto: San Augustin (founded 1755) at dusk, LaredoPhoto: Interior, San Augustin cathedral LaredoPhoto: Paso del Indio entrancePhoto: Rio Grande from Paso del Indio 4Photo: Historic house LaredoPhoto: Photo: San Ygnacio - Trevino Uribe fort - sign with map - River Pierce FoundationPhoto: San Ygnacio - Trevino Uribe fortPhoto: Roma - caballeros muralPhoto: Roma - Casa del RioPhoto: Roma bluffs - sign re trade and commercePhoto: Roma bluffs with old bridgePhoto: Photo: Rio Grande City - La Borde HousePhoto: Rio Grande City - La Borde HousePhoto: Rio Grande City - La Borde House - Audobon printsPhoto: Starr County Courthouse - Rio Grande CityPhoto: Lourdes replica - Rio Grande CityPhoto: Escandon marker with gazebo - Rio Grande CityPhoto: Caro's Restaurant - Rio Grande City - great puffy taco!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Corpus Christi museum - La Salle exhibitPhoto: Corpus Christi museum - La Salle exhibitPhoto: Corpus Christi MuseumPhoto: Corpus Christi Museum - La Salle exhibitPhoto: Corpus - Ocean Drive with 2 ships and dog statue (Mel Chin)Photo: Port of Corpus Christi - Columbus statuePhoto: Corpus Christi CathedralPhoto: Whataburger "on the bay"- Corpus Christi, its hometownPhoto: Photo: Texas A&M, Kingsville, home of the JavelinasPhoto: King Ranch visitor centerPhoto: King Ranch weavingPhoto: King Ranch Lois showing brandsPhoto: King Ranch mansion entrancePhoto: Santa Gertrudis marker, King RanchPhoto: King Ranch MuseumPhoto: Corpus Christi Art and Science Museum La Belle La Salle - fishing stickPhoto: City of Refugio signPhoto: El Gumbo Restaurant RefugioPhoto: RefugioPhoto: RefugioPhoto: Refugio Our Lady of Refuge ChurchPhoto: BaysidePhoto: Bayside - THC markers incl Copano BayPhoto: Bayside Copano BayPhoto: Photo: Texas Maritime Museum Rockport 3/3/15Photo: Texas Maritime Museum Rockport 3/3/15Photo: Texas Maritime Museum Rockport 3/3/15Photo: Photo: Victoria County CourthousePhoto: New signage third site Mission Espiritu Santo, 3259 Mission Valley Rd.,  5 mi. north of 77, VictoriaPhoto: Tonkawa Bank site, Victoria 1/19/15Photo: Guadalupe River near Mission Espiritu Santo site, Victoria 1/19/15Photo: Exterior - Museum of the Coastal Bend VictoriaPhoto: Interior Museum of the Coastal Bend with La Salle cannonsPhoto: Photo: AlamoPhoto: San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio 3/4/13Photo: Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio 3/4/13Photo: Mercado Oliva sign 5/3/14Photo: Mercado O'liva 5/3/14Photo: Moses Austin statue San Antonio 3/8/14Photo: Mission Concepcion - San Antonio Mission Trail 3/4/13Photo: Mission San Jose - San Antonio 3/4/13Photo: San Jose detailPhoto: Mission Espada, oldest of the San Antonio missions 3/4/13Photo: Aqueduct used by Spanish missions to water plants 3/4/13Photo: Yturri-Edmunds plaque 11/29/14Photo: Yturri-Edmunds house 11/29/14 Long. -98.48 Lat. 29.40Photo: Comanche Lookout signage 11/29/14 Long. -98.37 Lat. 29.58Photo: Comanche Lookout Park with downtown San Antonio in distance 11/29/14Photo: Comance Lookout Park, looking north/northwest 11/29/14Photo: San Pedro Park marker Lat. 29.45, Long. -98.50Photo: San Pedro SpringsPhoto: Pool at San Pedro Springs ParkPhoto: Paso de Dolores entrance, el Camino Real - Medina greenway lat. 29.2458, long. -98.5519Photo: Paso de Dolores Crossing - jacalPhoto: Medina River Greenway Trail San AntonioPhoto: Medina River Natural Area - Camino Trail- Lat. 29.26, Long. -98.58Photo: THC marker for Mission Espiritu Santo Cattle Ranch (1720's),  Victoria, Lat. 28.87N, Long. -97.13, 1/19/15Photo: El Camino Hiking Trail marker, near old Floresville RR depot Lat. 29.14, Long. -98.16Photo: Marker for "Mision de las Cabras", from early 1700's (associated with Mission Espada):  2 mi. south of Floresville - Lat. 29.11, Long. --98.18Photo: Helena old courthouse squarePhoto: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Panna MariaPhoto: Interior Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Panna MariaPhoto: Panna Maria Historical Society and Sheriff carPhoto: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church CestohowePhoto: El Fuerte del Cibolo marker Cestohowe - to protect Spanish ranchesPhoto: Photo: Presidio La Bahia, GoliadPhoto: Goliad grave and memorial 3/9/13Photo: Bronze of the Angel of Goliad 3/9/13Photo: Site of Mission Rosario, 4 miles west of Goliad on 59 - NPS signagePhoto: Downtown Goliad - with bannerPhoto: Goliad County courthousePhoto: Goliad State Park sign with NPS emblemPhoto: Interior Mission Espiritu Santo Goliad - fragment of Mission RosarioPhoto: Mission Espiritu Santo GoliadPhoto: Statue Gen. Zaragoza - hero of Cinco de Mayo - GoliadPhoto: Photo: Texas Capitol, AustinPhoto: Lunch at Serrano's with Steven Gonzales 5/7/15Photo: Bullock Museum, AustinPhoto: La Belle artifacts, Bob Bullock MuseumPhoto: La Belle artifacts, Bob Bullock MuseumPhoto: Close up of La Belle reconstruction, Bob Bullock Museum (freeze-dried wood)Photo: La Belle artifacts, Bob Bullock MuseumPhoto: La Belle artifacts, Bob Bullock MuseumPhoto: La Belle artifacts, Bob Bullock MuseumPhoto: La Belle artifacts, Bob Bullock MuseumPhoto: Falls at McKinney Falls State Park, AustinPhoto: Old ruts in McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, near Camino Real crossingPhoto: Photo: Gristmill Restaurant sign GruenePhoto: Downtown GruenePhoto: Photo: Sophienburg museum New BraunfelsPhoto: Comal Springs sign El Camino Real de los TejasPhoto: Founders Oak Landa Park New BraunfelsPhoto: Comal Springs sign and spring coming out of rock Landa Park New BraunfelsPhoto: Comal Lake Landa Park New BraunfelsPhoto: LRCA building Landa Park New BraunfelsPhoto: Statue of Prince Carl,  New BraunfelsPhoto: Hinmann house, 1870,  New BraunfelsPhoto: Comal County Courthouse  New BraunfelsPhoto: Main plaza  New BraunfelsPhoto: McAdoo's restaurant, formerly post office  New BraunfelsPhoto: Photo: Photo: El Camino sign, Allen Parkway, San MarcosPhoto: 300 year old cypress tree, glass bottom boats, Spring Lake, San MarcosPhoto: Spring Lake through glass bottom boat view, San MarcosPhoto: Old San Antonio Road (aka Camino Real), near San Marcos 10/11/14Photo: San Marcos, est. 1807 by Spanish settlersPhoto: Zebulon Pike (!) marker near San Marcos 10/11/14Photo: Portilla marker, San Marcos: Spanish-born, he founded the original town 10/14/14Photo: Blanco River crossing, in vicinity of Camino Real 10/11/14Photo: St. Pita's, San Marcos : Heavenly good eats!Photo: Photo: Mural, First National Bank, BastropPhoto: Bastrop visitor centerPhoto: Colorado River bridge,  BastropPhoto: Downtown BastropPhoto: Sarah Jenkins house, Bastrop house, 1832. Her first husband was killed by Comanches; second husband died at the Alamo; shortly thereafter her 13 year old joined the Texas Army; came back for Sarah during the Runaway Scrape, fleeing Santa Anna. Wow.Photo: Crocheron-McDowall  house, BastropPhoto: Bastrop State Park signPhoto: Gotier Trace marker, entrance to Bastrop State ParkPhoto: Bastrop State Park - Gotier TracePhoto: Destruction and rebirth, Bastrop State ParkPhoto: Overlook, burned pines, Bastrop State ParkPhoto: El Camino signage - Milam CountyPhoto: El Camino signage - Milam County - Apache PassPhoto: Apache Pass cactusPhoto: THC marker - Apache PassPhoto: Apache Pass bridgePhoto: THC marker - Milam County - IldefonsoPhoto: THC marker - Milam County - XavierPhoto: El Camino signage - Milam County - Mission Candelaria sitePhoto: THC marker - Milam County - CandelariaPhoto: El Camino Real sign for Sugarloaf MountainPhoto: Sugarloaf Mountain markerPhoto: Brazos River bridge near Sugarloaf MountainPhoto: Sugarloaf MountainPhoto: College Station signPhoto: Courthouse CalvertPhoto: Cocoamoda downtown CalvertPhoto: Milam County courthouse CameronPhoto: Marker Fort Tenoxtitlan near Caldwell - early border security! (keeping Anglos out of Mexico)Photo: Marker Moseley's Ferry, at Brazos River, near BryanPhoto: Rye School Loop Swale, near Lake Bryan; at Rye Loop Road and OSR, near 1687: Zebulon Pike camped near herePhoto: Photo: Crockett (town of) markerPhoto: La Salle statue IndianolaPhoto: Color coded map for OSR and Camino Real - OSR marker, CrockettPhoto: Davy Crockett mural, near where he camped on way to Alamo - CrockettPhoto: Davy Crockett Springs - CrockettPhoto: First Methodist Church, CrockettPhoto: Monroe-Crook house, 1854 - CrockettPhoto: Photo: Mission Tejas replica (original building 1690), Weches, near Alto/NacogdochesPhoto: Mission Tejas interiorPhoto: Jeff and Josh Mission TejasPhoto: Photo: Photo: DAR El Camino Real marker near GrapelandPhoto: Pine Springs Campground, favorite of Tejas IndiansPhoto: Driveway, Mission TejasPhoto: Stage Coach Inn/ Joseph Rice cabin site near GrapleandPhoto: Photo: Mound Prairie marker, Caddo Mounds site 10/25/14Photo: Up close burial mound, Caddo Mounds site 10/25/14Photo: Caddo Mounds site orientationPhoto: Trade patterns of the CaddoPhoto: Story of Caddo burial mounds, 600-1300 ADPhoto: Museum dedication Caddo Mounds site 10/25/14Photo: Bee lady, Caddo Mounds festival 10/25/14Photo: Exhibit inside Caddo visitor center 10/25/14Photo: New Camino Real signage, Caddo Mounds: Mexico City, 1100 miles!  10/25/14Photo: Replica of 1822 Texas map, El Camino swale, Caddo Mounds site 10/25/14Photo: Springs near Camino Real swale, Caddo Mounds site 10/25/14Photo: Mound Prairie marker, Caddo MoundsPhoto: Caddo MoundsPhoto: Caddo MoundsPhoto: Zebulon Pike marker, Caddo MoundsPhoto: Nacogdoches mural visitor centerPhoto: Old Stone Fort Museum NacogdochesPhoto: Nacogdoches Durst Taylor housePhoto: Nacogdoches Old University building 1850sPhoto: Nacogdoches ancient Native American mound on Mound St.Photo: Nacogdoches Zion Hill Baptist ChurchPhoto: Nacogdoches City Hall with Sam Houston marker - site of his homePhoto: Nacogdoches City Hall Sam Houston markerPhoto: Milam County courthouse CameronPhoto: Marker for Zebulon Pike campsite, Caddo Mounds 10/25/14Photo: Photo: San Augustine County courthousePhoto: San Augustine visitor center with El Camino and Space Shuttle Columbia markersPhoto: St. Augustine Catholic ChurchPhoto: Grotto Virgin of Guadalupe San Augustine TXPhoto: Photo: First Methodist Church San AugustinePhoto: Photo: Blount home San AugustinePhoto: Los Adaes site Rabelais LAPhoto: Los AdaesPhoto: Photo: Roque housePhoto: Closeup of Roque housePhoto: facades in NatchitochesPhoto: Courthouse NatchitochesPhoto: Prudhomme Rouquier house NatchitochesPhoto: "Christmas" house NatchitochesPhoto: Steel Magnolia house NatchitochesPhoto: Fort St. Jean Baptiste marker in French NatchitochesPhoto: Cane River NatchitochesPhoto: Fort St. Jean Baptiste signage NatchitochesPhoto: Photo: Fort St. Jean Baptiste tour guide NatchitochesPhoto: Me in front of outdoor oven Fort St. Jean Baptiste NatchitochesPhoto: Photo: Buildings at Ft. St. Jean Baptiste NatchitochesPhoto: Fulton mansion Rockport (from their website)Photo: Weldome to Port Lavaca signPhoto: Shellfish restaurant Port LavacaPhoto: Lighthouse Port LavacaPhoto: Calhoun County Museum Port Lavaca La Salle exhibitPhoto: Calhoun County Museum Port Lavaca La Salle exhibitPhoto: Calhoun County Museum Port Lavaca La Salle exhibitPhoto: Calhoun County Museum Port Lavaca La Salle exhibitPhoto: Calhoun County Museum Port Lavaca La Salle exhibit Karankawa GalvestonPhoto: Calhoun County Museum Port Lavaca La Salle exhibitPhoto: Port Lavaca THC marker Martin De Leon Six Mile ParkPhoto: Fisherman's Memorial statue PalaciosPhoto: Sign Port of PalaciosPhoto: Kenedy Museum Sarita - do the audio tourPhoto: Kenedy Museum Sarita exteriorPhoto: Texas Missions Map from Texasalmanac.com