Saturday, May 26, 2012

San Jacinto Monument

The San Jacinto Monument is 12 ft taller than the
Washington Monument in D.C. Why?
Because everything's bigger in Texas!

RDB, Diesel and I took a Saturday afternoon picnic to The San Jacinto Monument out near La Porte, TX.  No camping on this one (it's just a quick 1-hour drive from the house) but certainly worth it.  I've seen the monument several times in the distance as I've been driving into work out in the chemical plants (it's situated right smack dab in the midst of the Houston Ship Channel). Standing 567 ft tall, it's easy to see from the highways on a clear day.

Part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Park the Monument hosts an observation deck that gives stunning views of the battleship USS Texas and the surrounding grounds, as well as a museum in the base.  We didn't venture in (or up) this time, as we had Diesel along, but I'm sure we'll go again to check it out and tour the Battleship.

That's one well-traveled patriotic pup.

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