...well, we saw the Alamo and have got to admit- it was a bit underwhelming. But we won't forget our trip to San Antonio anytime soon. It was fun! And what a beautiful city!
Michael had a work conference in San Antonio for the week. We decided to drive so that Adelaide and I could tag along. It's a little over 14 hours so we broke it up by stopping in Tucson and had lunch with Josh & Laura. We also stayed the night in El Paso. All I can say about that long of a drive, is thank heavens for iPads. (Seriously. How did people travel before technology?!)
That drive was LONG. So pulling into San Antonio was very refreshing. It's so green and beautiful. The conference was at the JW Marriott Resort. So life was really rough with this view... (Read with lots of sarcasm.)
Michael had meetings during the day so Laila and I had a busy schedule of playing at the pool, watching HGTV, hanging out and napping in the hotel room. When Michael got done with meetings he would come swimming with us, get s'mores (the resort put out supplies everyday) and eat dinner.
One day they had a little animal show in the lobby. Laila loved seeing the animals. She stayed pretty close to me for most of it. When she started to venture out a little, they brought this guy around the corner and Laila bolted into my arms. (I didn't mind.)
^ Michael loved that they trained the porcupine to wear a leash.
One evening we were able to head into town and enjoy seeing the sites! We first stopped at Michael's childhood dream... the Alamo. He had Davy Crockett's theme song stuck in his head all night. I thought the Alamo was pretty. It wasn't what I imagined and the story is just gruesome. But we can say we saw it. Now all I need to do is get Michael a coon hat and he will be completely his childhood dream.
We also walked along the Riverwalk, ate dinner and enjoyed ice cream with the beautiful backdrop. I REALLY loved the Riverwalk. I wish we could have eaten at every single restaurant along there. It all smelled delicious and was so quaint. Maybe next time...
^ I just love these two!
The next day, we were able to meet up with a dear friend of mine and her husband. I've known Monica since elementary school and I am so grateful social media makes it possible to still be apart of each other's lives! They recommended the most delicious Mexican restaurant and due to TWO accidental spills of the waiter, we also enjoyed some yummy flan. It was a delightful evening. (Even if a certain two year old was demanding bed time at a few points in the evening.)
The drive home was just as long. We got creative and took lots of breaks.
Overall, it was a very pleasant week and I'm glad we got to go.