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Exploring more of Fort Sam: Peacocks! And does this tank make my butt look big?

Not tank top (although I was in fact wearing one).

Army tank — one of the Patton series, to be more specific.

It's OK. I got this.

It’s OK. I got this.

We spent some time meandering about the Historic Quadrangle here at Fort Sam Houston today. I could fill this post with its history, but others have done that quite well already (try this article as a starting point), so I’ll just pass along the facts that the place dates back to 1876; Geronimo was once a prisoner here; and generations of tame wildlife have been walking the grounds since the 1880’s.

From the article linked above, “There is no good reason why the animals are in the Quadrangle,” says Fort Sam Museum Director Jackie Davis, “except that having peacocks and tame deer was a popular thing to do in the 1800s.” (Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 20, 2015)

Also, I’m probably not the first person who’s tried to upstage a peacock.

I’m gonna go with the assumption that it can’t be done, and just let these photos do the rest of my talking today. Enjoy!

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Go, Navy! (That's my retired naval officer there at the bottom of the tower). Meet Army!

Go, Navy! (That’s my retired naval officer there at the bottom of the tower). Meet Army!

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And speaking of peacocks, my blogging compatriots, The Young Fulltimers, wrote recently about a new RV resort by that name, opening soon in east Texas. It's clothing optional. Bare if you dare!

And speaking of peacocks, my blogging compatriots, the Young Fulltimers, wrote recently about a new RV resort by that name, opening soon in east Texas. It’s clothing optional. Bare if you dare!

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Trying to figure out how best to take on a peacock...

Trying to figure out how best to take on a peacock…

... and opting for a "behind the scenes" pose.

… and opting for a “behind the scenes” pose.

Mmmmmmm-wah! Dahling.

Mmmmmmm-wah, dahlings!

 

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