April 3-8: We visited the Missions in San Antonio – Alamo, Concepcion, and San Juan. One day we stopped in Smithville, TX for lunch on the way to Houston. A day trip from Houston to Galveston resulted in a nice lunch at a seafood restaurant by the Gulf. After a little shopping on Strand street, we drove and walked up and down about a 7 x 7 block area on the east side of downtown. There are many restored Victorian houses which were a delight to see and photograph. Finally, I took the boys to Bravos State Park where we walked around a 1.5 mile lake where we saw a total of nine alligators – some quite near the path. The final photo is a reflection in a pond after sunset.