On March 20, Virginia, Gene, and their beloved granddaughter, Juju, accompanied us to the TX Tropical Trail Region outing in Goliad, which is part of the TX Independence Trail Region.
On the agenda, of course, was the Presidio La Bahia, which I’ve visited many times since seventh grade. Then, after lunch, we explored Goliad State Park, another of my longtime faves, on our own.
Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahia
During our visit, I learned two things about the chapel’s altar: The mural was painted by a local artist in 1946; and the “doll,” whose garments change to reflect the church season, is more than three-hundred years old. Additionally, the presidio has been renovated since we were last there three years ago.
Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga
Links of interest… Goliad: 250th birthday bash / about / attractions / history / massacre reenactment (video) / Palm Sunday, 1836 / tourism / video (YouTube)… Goliad State Park: about / mission / official video (YouTube) / photos / state park… Presidio La Bahia: about / award / brief look (YouTube) / facebook / fort tour / history / landmark… Our Lady of Loreto Chapel: historic mission / national park / photo album (more) / quarters / restored / South TX site / Spanish mission / two videos (YouTube) / website
… Texas: day by day / highways (more) / parks & wildlife…