We decided to celebrate our 48th anniversary by visiting the four missions in the National Historic Park here. BTW, the Alamo, while a Spanish mission of the same period, is not part of this federal park. The state of Texas kept it because of its importance in the fight for Texas independence. The first one we visited was San Jose. Each is different but they all date from the early to mid-1700s. I will post pictures for each on different posts.