The 9th USS Jouett reunion was held between
Wednesday April 27th and
Saturday April 30th 2016
in San Antonio Texas
I will post the pictures as I receive them
Thursday April 28, 2016
Fredericksburg is a central Texas town of German ancestry home of
the National Museum of the Pacific War of WW II and Nimitz Museum.
Fredericksburg is the home town of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz who is
honored at the Nimitz portion of the museum.
The larger part of the museum recounts the Pacific theater of WW II from before the
beginning to the end. This museum is highly renowned as one of the best
military museums in the U. S. with artifacts and interactive displays.
Another portion of the museum is an in/outdoor Pacific War Combat Zone similar to a
South Pacific island with appropriate U. S. and Japanese vehicles,
combat arms, and hospital and aircraft tents.
Fredericksburg is also one of Texas’ most visited tourist areas due to
the Nimitz Museum and the blocks of shopping and restaurants ranging from
authentic German to American to fast food.
It is called “a real tourist treat”.
Friday April 29, 2016
Private Reflections Tour
Mission San Jose
Known as the “Queen of the Missions”’ this is the largest of the missions.
It was established in 1720 and is the best example of a restored
mission in the United States.
The famous “Rose Window” and carved stone facade at the entrance
are examples of the fine detail and craftsmanship of artisans who built the mission.
Visitor’s Center, gift shop and restrooms are also on the grounds
Experience the strength of the Friars who Christianizes the Indians.
View the original frescos still visible within the rooms of the mission.
This is the oldest unrestored stone church in our nation today and appears
much like it did over two centuries ago.
This “market” area sells colorful Mexican import from South of the Border.
Visit many Mexican food restaurants and shop for bargains in the more than 35 shops.
At many time strolling mariachis are in the restaurants where
you will have lunch – ON YOU.
The History Shop
A small building across the street from the Alamo contains artifacts, and a diorama
of the Alamo circa 1836 including wall and buildings which no longer exist.
Until recently this diorama was owned by singer Phil Collins,
a well known Alamo enthusiast.
A narration by Phil Collins with light show outlines the battle.
Even for seasoned history buffs, this is a real advantage
to those getting ready to tour the Alamo.
This has a $3.00 fee.
San Antonio’s first Spanish mission founded in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero.
It is famous for the 1836 Battle for Texas Independence, David Crockett and Jim Bowie.
The Riverwalk Cruise
Enjoy a guided tour by barge down the romantic San Antonio River. Discover a world of
sidewalk cafes, lush tropical foliage and charming boutiques.
On Friday nights this area is one of the busiest parts of the city with strolling
and stationary musicians, many restaurants, bars and the shopping of the River Mall.
This cost for this Riverwalk cruise is $9.00.
Last Updated 5/2/2016