Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Honeymoon

We went to San Antonio for a belated honeymoon, the week after Christmas. It was a wonderful time and we were able to see so many different things while we were there. Luckily, we were able to stay right on the river, so we parked the car when we got there and didn't have to move it until we left. I learned that walking in heeled cowboy boots is one of life's greater challenges, but it was a great workout for the calves! :)
The drive down went wonderfully....until we hit DFW. Oh my goodness, traffice was stop and go from Dallas to Austin. It took  us 6 hours to get from DFW to San Antonio! It should have only taken 4. However, we made it and were able to go out for some wonderful Tex-Mex at Rosario's. AMAZING!
We also ate at Casa Rio, while we were there. They had umbrellas, I think, so the pigeons would stay out of the food. They were like little beggars. The busboys kept having to slap them off the tables when they were cleaning them. It was hilarious!
Amazing Mural/Mosaic about the historic river crossing. There were so many 'hidden' treasures allong the river walk!
This gigantic building was amazing. Supposedly, it was built in 1929 for 5 million dollars. Do we remember what happened in '29? Yep, the market crashed and they had to sell it for 27K. Sad, yes? Anyhow, it was neat because it is built like a ship, with a huge mast. it also has real gargoyles on the top and a row of grotesques on the second floor. Beautiful!
Here is the view out the back of our hotel. We couldn't have asked for better!
Our hotel. We stayed on the second floor in  a room that looked over the river.
I believe this pic is outside the Hemisfair Tower of the Americas. Cute, huh?
I am not sure what this place was, but it was beautiful. I couldn't belive how green everything was there! The weather never got below 40 at  night and the highs were in the mid 70's. It made me want spring to get here in a hurry!

Okay, I have a lot more pics, but I need to make some lunch! More to come!

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