Last weekend Sweet Man and I were lucky enough to tag along with some of close friends for a little mini-vacation getaway. Here are a few memories:
We stayed on the Riverwalk and the majority of our time was spent eating or walking somewhere to eat or walking back from somewhere to eat.
As you can imagine I had no problem with this.
The Blanco Cafe was our brunch stop the first morning in SA. Everything was yummy yummy.
I was the odd one out because I ate pancakes.
I enjoyed being on the Riverwalk early in the day when it wasn't so crowded, and the weather was dreamy and perfect.
Everywhere I looked there was a great mixture of textures and time periods in the architecture. Love that.
In the hub of the Riverwalk there are tons of restaurants where you can drink a large variety of margaritas and be serenaded by a mariachi bands. Sweet Man tipped the ones at this resturant extra to sing me a few tunes because he knows how much I love a mariachi band. I really really do.
2 things we noticed about Mexican food in SA- 1) the tortillia chips are thicker and tougher than in Arkansas (ours are really thin) and 2) all the cheese dip is yellow (in Arkansas white is the color of our cheese dip.)
Saturday morning we ate at the Menger Hotel for brunch.
We all sat in the most beautiful courtyard, so tranquil and isolated, you would have no idea that you were smack in the middle of downtown SA, right next to the Alamo, if you didn't know better.
The Menger is a historical hotel that has been well preserved and the moment you step through the front doors you feel like you have been transported to another era.
It reminded me of that scene in Anne of Green Gables when Anne goes to that dance with Diana and wears puffed sleeve dress. I didn't have puff sleeves but I did have the urge to waltz through the lobby...
There are balconies everywhere in SA and I was reminded of our honeymoon in New Orleans almost 14 years ago. Wow. Where did the time go?