So I really didn’t spend that much time in Texas, just a few days actually. I really didn’t anticipate spending this much time blogging about it, but how do you condense so many experiences into just a few words and pictures. Well I think I said all that I was intending to say (mostly :) about it so this post will just be pictures of everything that is left to show you.

Mission San Francisco de Espada

Mission Espada was the very first mission established in Texas (circa 1690). To be so old it is in surprisingly good shape. The chapel is still clearly in use and like all of the other missions offered a breath of fresh and cool air.

Mission Espada

Mission Espada

1649

Mission Espada Seeing the Light

It seems like I saw a glimpse of God and He was inviting me to meet Him outside…

 

Espada Aqueduct

Espada Aqueduct

The Espada aqueduct was used to irrigate crops, the water was green and looked like it would be more apt to poison than nourish crops, but I guess plants aren’t overly picky. All joking aside, the aqueducts ran for 15 miles and were able to water 3500 acres of crops. They were one of the only things keeping the Spanish colonies and missions alive and thriving.

Mission San Juan

Mission San Juan

Mission San Juan

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