Travel Route: Austin – Guadalupe River – Fredericksburg – San Antonio
A driving route west traversed through oaks and juniper trees, over hilly terrain, and ended at the not-so-clear but rushing waters of Guadalupe River. From there, through similar terrain to Fredericksburg, an attractive small town known for its wineries and as the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz.
San Antonio has long been one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. It is home to historical sites like the Alamo, which serves as a reminder of Texas’ unique and vibrant spirit. This spirit has inspired not just Texans but people all across the world to visit this city.
The Alamo is an excellent place to pause and ask how a nation’s heritage, identity, character, and dreams are created. Every nation has its unique heritage, identity, character, and dreams created through history and experiences. Nations have unique stories of resilience, hope, courage, and success. These stories are often shared as a source of pride and identity. Additionally, they can help to create a sense of belonging and collective purpose.
The Alamo is a heroic story of Texans taking matters into their own hands and fighting for what is right. This event created a mark of identity: who we are, what the land means for us, what we will stand for, and who we will become. People saw Texas as a place of possibilities that are made, not given. And this is why I think that Texas is a state of mind!
Tomorrow I will start driving to west Texas, Marfa, and the desert. And being in the desert is, without a doubt, a state of mind I love.