While there, I took advantage of our closeness to San Jacinto, and took the girls on an exciting field trip to this historic battleground where Texas won it's freedom from Mexico. We had literally just studied this battle the week before in our history studies. History came to life for us on this trip!
the San Jacinto Monument
view from the top of the monument, of the reflecting pool on the monument grounds and the Houston Ship Channel
Claire and a rifle that belonged to Sam Houston, as well as two US presidents, and was used in the battle at San Jacinto
Nicole... behind her on the red box is a handful of Spanish silver coins from the age of exploration - around 500 years old
Ever been to a Six Flags amusement park? Did you know that the original Six Flags park was named thus because of the six flags that have flown over Texas? Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, United States, and the Texas State Flag... here are the latter three:
On the same grounds as San Jacinto is the last remaining US battleship that served in World War I and II!