Many outside Texas know about the battle at the Alamo where the Mexican army decimated the Texas Army, but fewer know about the decisive battle of San Jacinto where the Texas Army defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican forces in a fight that lasted just eighteen minutes..
This was my third visit to the monument and the first visit for my three sons. They enjoyed the the elevator ride to the top of the 567 foot monument and once at the top they enjoyed the view over Galveston Bay even more. If you're visiting the greater Houston area I encourage you to visit this one of kind monument and the surrounding grounds.
The above image was taken at the north end of the reflecting pool looking south to the monument.
All images copyright Daniel Ray Photography.