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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Watery Wednesday and April's A - Z Challenge: The Letter "W" is for The Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas

Today we have another double header, this time it is for the Letter "W"!  First I will tie this post into Watery Wednesday, a weekly meme where folks worldwide show off their watery photos.  The second part of this post features the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas.  I hope that you enjoy each part equally.

 Source: The Endless Bookshelf.net

 The Letter "W" is for Watery Wednesday

I took these on the way home from the store on Saturday.  It was our only nice day during the past couple of weeks.  We woke up to snow this morning!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Paulina Peak ~ Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

When you are all done with Oregon Gifts, please CLICK HERE       to see some very beautiful shots from around the world!



The Letter "W" is for The Witte Museum

January 2010:

As we were leaving the Riverwalk in San Antonio, we checked out of our hotel and wondered what to do for the next several hours before needing to go to the airport.  We had standing there on the sidewalk with our suitcases on wheels, when a cab pulled over.  The driver was a great guy named Francis.  Big and boisterous,  originally from Nigeria, he decided that we should visit the Witt Museum, and he promised to come back and get us when we were done. So, that is what we did.  It was a great pick!

San Antonio, Texas ~ Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

While we were there, we met a nice guy that worked there.  He and Cary started visiting.  The man had gone to college in Ashland, Oregon, and was a retired teacher.  A very nice guy, and it just shows you what a small world it really is.   I walked around and took a few photos; not as many as I usually do because it was the last day of our trip and I was running out of camera room.  There is a slide show at the end of this post, but I'll post a few others here first.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

If you don't like looking at skeletons, please skip the next picture:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
"Mother and Child" was made from stone by Charles Umlauf in 1962 and sits near the entrance of the Witte Museum.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The statue above is called "A Monument to Trail Drivers" and was made around 1925 by famous artist/sculpture John Gutzon De La Mothe Borglum.  It is located next door to the Witte Museum.

 San Antonio, Texas ~ Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

There is a pretty river that runs behind the Witte Museum, and that is it above.  To go to their website, please CLICK HERE when you are all done with this post.  Here is a link to another website that tells you more about the museum: Texas Beautiful.com

Anyway, we called Francis back to take us to the airport when it was time to go.  He told us about his son, Ben, who plays basketball for the University of Tulsa, and is being recruited by the pro's.  I looked him up, and sure enough, here is the website link to Ben Uzoh's profile:  The Tulsa Hurricanes.



That was then, and this is now.  Ben Uzoh's current status is that he was drafted into the NBA, and is now playing for The New Jersey Nets.  Please check out his official NBA page by CLICKING HERE.

Ben Uzoh.  Hey, Ben, we really liked your Dad!


So, here is the promised slide show of our time at the Witte Museum, in San Antonio, Texas.  I hope that you enjoyed this short tour.  Come back again soon to see what's up!





Today is the seventeenth day of the A - Z Challenge, which is hosted by  Arlee Bird's: Tossing It Out.   Several of my blogging friends are participating, and this year there are over 1,200 participants. We post everyday, except for Sundays, and work our way through the alphabet. I am posting past photos that I have taken, and am linking them up to the posts where the photos originated from too. When you are all done here at Oregon Gifts,  please click here to visit the other bloggers who are participating in this challenge. 



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7 comments:

J Bar said...

Great watery shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Beautiful scenery shots (and I can't believe you got snow again!) and great shots of the Witte Museum. Only three letters to go, Kathy! Now don't do anything "X" rated for tomorrow! ;)
Best,
Gloria

Kim, USA said...

Wow I love all your photos. That map about Texas is awesome. And the museum display is fantastic!

Watery Wednesday

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of photos! Looks like a great place to vacation. Have a wonderful week.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Howdy from way down south Texas. I enjoyed the museum photos from S.A. and your scenes from around your home....you're kidding, right? MORE snow?

Excellent photos.


Here's my Watery Link for the day:
Skipping Rocks Sculpture and Fountain

Have a super duper day!!!

jeannette said...

Very nice -those little slices of water! And I love the vintage suitcase:)

Ellie said...

Stunning pictures, as always! Isn't it wonderful when you end up visiting somwhere you didn't know about and have a wonderful time?

Ellie Garratt

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