Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Texas State History Museum and 6th St. on the weekend!

This beautiful museum does justice to displaying the history of one of our largest states.  Well worth a look when in Austin!

recreation of the Alamo
 A special exhibit, the reassembly of the excavated sunken French ship the "La Belle".  Carrying families and supplies to what all hoped would be a lucrative trading colony at the mouth of the Mississippi, she sank in 1686 in Texas's Matagorda Bay.  After 300 years she was located and her remains brought here to be reassembled.  Very cool!

 All of the wooden pieces of the La Belle were found with Roman numbers etched into them.  Apparently, the ship was originally actually built from a "kit"!

a model of the ship in the foreground with the actual display going up behind it
 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, a several block section of 6th St. downtown is blocked off for weekend street partying!  Every week!  Every other bar, restaurant is playing live music, the mounted police are out and it is a happening place!

no, it was not that warm;)


  1. Looks like we'll be right in the thick of things at Pecan Grove for a week!


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