Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Holiday Trip


   Since our family wasn't able to all be together this year for Christmas, we thought we might add a little excitement to the season by taking a short trip to San Antonio.

   We arrived late in the day on Monday and the first thing we did was drive by the house where we once lived.  It's been sixteen years since we owned this house, but it still looks pretty much the same.  It's nice to know someone is enjoying and caring for it.


   Next, we stopped for dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. The Alamo Cafe makes some the best tortillas in San Antonio!

Of course, no trip to San Antonio is complete without a trip to the real Alamo....

I love the unusual way the limbs grow on these trees in the Alamo courtyard...

After a few pictures around the fountain...

We headed over to the Riverwalk Center to do a little shopping...

and people watching.  I love to watch the barges full of tourists float by...

We did a lot of walking up and down the riverwalk....

Then headed over to Houston Street to see the building where my husband used to work.

  After his company's move to San Antonio 18 years ago, bricks were purchased with their employees' names to help pave the walk during the downtown renovation.  So of course, we had to find my husband's to see if he was still making his mark on the city.

Yep!  There it was!  Right on Houston Street...

We also made the perfunctory trip down to El Mercado, the Mexican market.  I don't think we've ever purchased anything there, but it just wouldn't be a trip to San Antonio without dropping by.  Maybe we just enjoy the trolley ride!

And finally, we spent an evening having a steak dinner on the riverwalk.  It was so beautiful with all the Christmas lights!

I hope you enjoyed our little tour of San Antonio.  As George Strait would sing, "There may not be snow in San Antonio, but it's a Texas Christmas to me!"
Merry Christmas, everyone!


  1. Those are nice pictures.
    I've seen those bricks with names on them in San Antonio but I didn't know what they were for.
    So why does Michael go by Mickey? Why not just go by Mike, or Daniel?

  2. Thanks, Anonymous! Mickey's mom's family came to the states from Canada, but were originally from Ireland. There are several Micks and Mickeys in her family.

  3. Oh I just loved going along with you on this trip! That looks like a place I would love to go. And I loved seeing your house that you used to live in. Love it!!! By the way, package is still not in mail. Imagine that. Plans have changed. I will email you and let you know. Nevertheless it will be there soon.

  4. Oh, well I'm glad they came here.
    So where are you and your family originally from?
    Did you know the name Glenda means pure and clean? That is a very fitting name for you.



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