San Jacinto Day Festival-Part II

As promised, here is Part II of the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment event yours truly attended on Saturday, May 22, 2017.  I stepped back in time to April 21, 1836 for the Battle of San Jacinto…General Sam Houston led the Texian Army to fight and defeat General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s Mexican Army.  The fight lasted just 18 minutes.  Good thing for ME I am not THAT old, as I couldn’t stand the thought of no air conditioning! Ok, on to the fun stuff….photos!

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Photo:  The Taylor Family

I met this charming, beautiful family standing beside the “Flags of Texas”.  Please help me welcome our newest Houstonians from Malaysia! They are already following the blog here so please extend them a warm Houston and blogger world welcome!

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All the little ones were having a blast with their train whistles riding the San Jacinto Day Express!

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There were TONS and TONS of food and drink vendors – variety out the ying yang!!

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Steps to the San Jacinto Monument – we aren’t kidding about our Texas Pride!!

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Photo Above:    Oscar and Suzi Aleman 

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Above Photo:  Charles Lara of Bandera, TX (President, Alamo Legacy And Missions Association Inc.) at the Black Beaver Trading Company (right) and Paul Washington (Buffalo Soldiers National Museum) (left).

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Loved seeing this as I walked by and tried to imagine “back in the day” the folks that would show up to see the traveling medicine shows! (sad I missed this show).
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Fred Rusk and The Zydeco Hi-Steppers provided some great entertainment for the crowds!
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Did I mention camels??? This young man sure had fun riding one!
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Kuddos to the organizers for this event! Very well done! There were so many things to do and see!  Everyone got to learn about what life was like during 1836 in fun, interactive ways.
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I’m telling you – Texas Pride was EVERYWHERE! I was happy to take a break under one of the tents and cool off and sip on my old fashion sarsaparilla drink and eat a corn dog.
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Of course there were plenty of goodies to buy too!

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I’ll leave you – JUST for TODAY 🙂 with a photo of all the ongoing activities during the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle reenactment so you can understand why this will be a multi-post event!

Thank you so much for reading and your support of Houston Photo Journey!! Welcome to Houston – Taylor family!!!

See ya and “stay tuned” for more of the San Jacinto Day Festival! 

Elizabeth and Max (who is equally as happy we weren’t around in 1836-he’s a lover not a fighter! and definitely is NOT used to “ruffing it”!)

P.S. Late breaking news….. 🙂 … for the Houston Beer Drinking Crowds 🙂 🙂 

Houston Press has just let me know about this limited time special for BrewFest 2017 “while supplies last” 🙂 ….

BEER ME PACK:  Beer Me Pack includes 4 General Admission Tickets for $100 ($25 per ticket) – $40 Savings! All General Admission Tickets includes access into the event, entertainment and craft beer sampling – Eight (3oz) beer samples are included in the ticket price. Additional drink samples are available for purchase.

Beer Me Packs can be purchased at  here!  #BrewFestHOU, Facebook Event Page

 

6 thoughts on “San Jacinto Day Festival-Part II”

  1. Fred Rusk and the Zydeco HiSteppers enjoyed entertaining the festival’s onlookers. It was a great celebration. Big ups to the committee for planning well.

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