March 2nd was Texas Independence Day. To celebrate, San Antonio Living History is reenacting the Alamo siege this Saturday, March 6th. The event kicks off with a predawn ceremony. I went last year, and it was worth getting up early for. The quiet of the morning broken by gunshots helped me to visualize what the battle for the Alamo would have been like. The predawn ceremony is from 6:00am to about 7:00am. If you aren’t an early riser, the celebration continues at 10:00am and lasts until 5:00pm. They will also have events on Sunday, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. And all of the events are free!
Note: The gunshots are pretty loud. You might want ear plugs or to cover the ears of your children. They do warn you when they’re about to fire.
This is a great time to try breakfast at a $5 Dining restaurant. I don’t often eat out for breakfast, and sometimes, I miss the good food offered only from 6:00am to 11:00am. When I get up early for an event like this, I enjoy taking time to relax with a good breakfast. After the predawn ceremony, head north to The Lighthouse Cafe or south to Taco Haven for a refreshing and filling morning meal. Since you’ll already be downtown, you can spend the day on the river or enjoying the rest of the reenactments. To save money on meals, pack a picnic lunch so you pay for eating out only once.
Have fun celebrating the bravery of our Texas ancestors. Remember the Alamo! Happy Breakfasting.