Tuesday, August 3, 2010

San Antonio

One last Texas city trip before Christine leaves! This past weekend Christine and I went to San Antonio for the first time and saw all the sights. We stayed about a block from the riverwalk in a great hotel called the O'Brien Historic riverwalk Hotel. We first went to see the Alamo and walk around the little park they had created there. It was so packed that we didn't go inside the museum but we did get a couple of pictures outside:

Then we explored the riverwalk and eyed up some places for dinner etc.

After showering and a mini nap we headed back out to the riverwalk for a wine tasting at A Taste of Texas Wine and dinner at Paesanos Ristorante. We had originally wanted to do a food and wine tour of the city but this weekend was one of the few on which the tour was not running. We ended up having a great time at the wine tasting and convinced our bartender to drink with us. Here are the 5 Texas wines we tasted for only $3!!!

After a few more drinks we called it a night and headed back to the hotel. In the morning we were greeted with a continental breakfast featuring Texas-shaped waffles! So fun!

We were able to go to mass at the San Fernando Cathedral on Sunday and the church was really pretty. It is the oldest standing church building in Texas. Unfortunately, the only English mass of the morning was full of hymns and readings in Spanish, so that was pretty disappointing. After one last cruise of the riverwalk and picking up some candy apples, we headed back to Houston. It was a great trip, but I'm feeling pretty sad because it was Christine's last weekend in Texas before moving to Washington and starting her life with Ben. I get to see her again in a month for her wedding so that's something to look forward to :) Good luck in Washington, Christine, hope you enjoyed your stay in Texas!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it funny how there's a Fuddrucker's across the street from the Alamo? I've always thought that was odd. And I think Macy's is right next door.
    Sorry your friend is leaving. I hope she has a good wedding.