San Antonio

Part of the River Walk

Amazingly, San Antonio is only about 90 minutes away from where I live, and yet in the seven years I have lived in Texas, I have only been there twice.

That includes this past weekend. The hubby’s sister and brother-in-law were in town for work so we took a short drive down to visit them. The hotel was very nice, unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate so we weren’t able to explore the famous River Walk or much of the city that lay outdoors.

The Alamo

In fact, the nice restaurant we were going to eat at for my sister-in-law’s birthday ended up canceling our reservation due to the rain. We scrambled for a table on Open Table, to find a place called Kona’s Grill. Funny enough, they had an open table at 6pm on a Saturday night. Hmmmm…

Well we figured out why when we arrived at a mall! It was right across the hall from The Cheesecake Factory. Chain restaurants have their place, but perhaps not the upscale atmosphere we were going for. 🤷‍♀️

The Alamo grounds

To complete the night, we went to Dave & Buster’s so the in-laws could watch a much anticipated UFC fight. As for the hubs and I, we were there for the games! Ski-Ball is always a must, where Sam kicked my behind, but I more than made up for it in bowling. We wandered around for a while figuring out what games to play, and then we walked back to the hotel a few hours later.

My sister-in-law had to work, so my brother-in-law, my husband and I made our way over to The Alamo. if you know anything about Texas, I’m sure you have heard about the Alamo. A last stand against the Mexican army, and where it is falsely attributed the saying: “Come And Take Em! ( a common battle cry amongst Texans pretty much anything they are against).” The building itself began its life as a Mexican missionary, became a fortress of sorts, and a US supplies outpost for the military. There is a controversial book that came out recently called “Forget The Alamo, the rise and fall of an American myth” that I look forward to reading later this year.

The Alamo grounds

A great visit with family even though it was short, and I look forward to exploring more of San Antonio in the (sunnier) future.

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