Thursday we planned to go into San Antonio to see some missions and have lunch on the Riverwalk. It was a perfectly beautiful day and it was easy to find our first mission: San Juan Capistrano and it's unique acequias (irrigation ditch 7 miles long from the San Antonio River). It is still a vibrant community with the Spanish and natives worshipping at this church.
All the San Antonio Missions are part of the National Park Service and are Historical Parks. Only the churches are not part of the Park and belong to the Diocese today.
Inside this church (which is still used today) are statues even older than this church that were moved from the original oldest Mission in East Texas.
|The colorful kneeling pads|
It would have taken another 1 1/2 hours for the boat tour, so we decided to head home. A beautiful ending to a beautiful good day.