It takes you back in time…

The Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive. It’s a kick-off of the Stock Show and Rodeo in San Antonio.

The cattle drive held each year in downtown San Antonio is a nod to the city’s role in herding more than 20 million cattle from Texas to railheads in Kansas in the late 1800s.

A herd of Texas Longhorns was marching up. I couldn’t get close to take a photos. The photo below (only this one) was captured last time, it wasn’t as packed as this year.

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Later, hubby found a spot for me, I was clicking happily.

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The mile long route through the streets of downtown features Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division, Texas A&M Parson’s Mounted Cavalry, Fort Sam Houston Caisson…

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I think this handsome horse is looking at me. 🙂

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The parade takes us back to the history and the heritage. It takes us back in time

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Our gorgeous Miss Rodeo of Texas!

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Wanna take a close look of Miss Rodeo? 🙂

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This one is for you, Simon (simonjohnsonofclowne). I want to thank Simon for his western movie review series. His reviews explain eloquently why these classic western movies are timeless and great; it also taught me to appreciate the Western History and Heritage a little deeper.

“I’ll finish by including the whole of Kipling’s famous poem as much to contradict as to illuminate the heroic viewpoint of the film. And because I like it. It’s a great poem. It’s a great movie.” Simon summed up his recent review on The Tall T.

And his review of  Shane is one of my favorites: “He is the direct descendant of Theseus and Ajax, the Knights of the Round Table, Childe Roland or Caius Kent from King Lear. After much debate I have finally come down on the side of saying that the stunning portrayal by Alan Ladd is down to his skills as an actor rather than by chance. Shane is a remarkable character who straddles the boundaries between historic narrative and mythology.” 

Simon is a remarkable writer.

Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful week! 🙂

74 thoughts on “It takes you back in time…

  1. Superb detailed photos,incredible sharpness and vibrant colours!I can very well remember this fantastic parade from your previous posts,but this one is so rich!The Longhorns are magnificent and the sheep so lovable and innocent!I did admire the powerful horses as well and especially the one looking at you,dear Amy!How proud we feel when we look back at our history,our heritage and tradition.I like the way you connected it with the “Time” challenge 🙂 ❤ xxx


    • Thank you for your inspiring comment, my dear friend. I love to read your comment. ❤ The city and all the people have done a great job to organize this 20 day activities. I apologize for delaying my response. I had to meet the deadline at work today. 🙂

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