in both the old and new worlds. In San Antonio and other South
Texas cities, historic battle sites of Texas independence
reside side by side with metropolitan shops and nightclubs.
Added to this atmosphere is year round sunshine that provide
sthe perfect setting for Mexico shopping excursions or outdoor
pursuits such as hunting, fishing and of course, golf.
city of the region, San Antonio, establishes the hispanic
ambience of the area. It was here that the Spanish established
their early missions and the Texans fought their most famous
battle for independence from Mexico, in the mission known
as the Alamo.
sampling the city's numerous attractions, cruising down the
meandering river and enjoying the cafes, visitors often head
for the border cities of Lardeo and McAllen, each with its
Mexican counterpart just across the river.
the Rio Grande Valley becomes more and more sub-tropical with
exotic plants, citrus groves and fields of aloe and sugar
cane. The Valley is a migratory ground for several hundred