Monday, March 22, 2010

Fess Parker Memorial

I was in San Antonio on Friday and naturally I paid a visit to the Alamo, and if you're wondering the answer is yes.  I did ask about the basement.  


If you've never been to the Alamo its actually very small and in the middle of downtown.  Since it was spring break the line to get in was longer than I have ever seen.  I've been to the Alamo many times and I have never waited in line to get in.  So I went to the back and snuck in though the exit....

Anyway the whole reason for this post is that they had a Fess Parker Memorial at the Alamo!  Right outside the exit they had a framed picture of Fess as Davy Crockett with a coon skin hat on top. They also had a guest book people could sign and write a memory of Fess that was going to be sent to his family.    


                                          

In case you're wondering the Alamo employee laughed when I asked her about the basement.  She said people do not ask as often as they used to but it still happens.  She also told me that there are 2 basements on the Alamo grounds but not one under the Alamo itself.  If you have no clue what I am talking about....sorry.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fess Parker 1924- 2010

Fess Parker passed away today.  He was nice enough to send me a signed picture a few years ago.  I know I posted this picture before in an earlier post but it seems fitting today.  Rest in Peace Fess.

Friday, March 12, 2010

4053 Woking Way.

We are going to leave Kansas City and Marceline for now and visit some of Walt's Los Angeles homes.  I should probably start in chronological order but I'm not.

This is Walt's home at 4053 Woking Way.  He had it built in 1932.  It is on a hill up a long drive way so a shot of the front is impossible to get.  So here is one from the sky.


Diane Disney has even said that her and Sharon did not have any neighborhood friends while they lived in this house because it was on top of a hill.  Here's what you can se from the ground.


Here is the long drive way I spoke of.  When I drove by a woman was actually walking up it towards the house.  I really wanted to ask her if she knew she was living in Walt Disney's house.  I decided not to be an annoying( or any more annoying) tourist and just take my pictures and leave.


I have a few more pictures on my flickr site here.  Stay tuned because I have some even better photos of Walt's other LA homes.