Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Remembering San Antonio

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Paul and I met during Welcome Week in college.  One of the first road trips we took was to San Antonio, to watch Baylor play in the Fiesta Bowl.  I immediately fell in love with San Antonio - with the sights, the people, and the food.

We walked all over the city, until my feet couldn't take another step.  We ate at a quaint little restaurant overlooking the Riverwalk and watched the boats floating by.

I loved the authentic Mexican food, which was very friendly on the college budget.  While Mexican food is available in Virginia, it just can't touch the tastes of Mexican cuisine in San Antonio.

I would love to return to Texas and take my boys to San Antonio.  How they would delight in this wonderful city.  If we went, I'd use SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience to find the best deals on hotels, museums, and other attractions.  First, I'd book the San Antonio Riverwalk Marriott, where SAVE rates range from $119-$249 (they have many other hotels too, but I like Marriotts).   Other deals I would snag are 20% off the Children's Museum, $1 off Ripley's Believe it or Not (Paul and I went there on our trip, so I'd want a repeat visit!), $2 off Alamo trolley, $2 San Antonio Botanical Gardens, multiple discounts for Sea World, and $2 off Schlitterbahn (which is not in San Antonio, but I made a trip there with my roommates each summer during college).
One thing I remember so well about our trip was that even though it was January, it was a balmy 80* outside.  Since Paul and I were both from states further north, we delighted so much in this.  I hope that one day we are able to return with our boys and enjoy touring the city as a family.

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Hopefully one of these days we'll make it back to the Alamo....
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All pictures are my own (circa January 1994) except the image of the Alamo above. 

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35 comments:

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
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Jacquelineand.... said...

It looks so idyllic, now I want to go visit!

el-mundo-en-colores said...

nice memories, I love looking at pics from the past..

My Journey With Candida said...

Awwww... how cute you two were... ARE.
Sn Antonio looks like such a fun place to go. We love Mexican food and that River Walk looks like some place I would want to check out.

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds like a wonderful trip! I have never been there, but it sounds like a wonderful place to explore.

andy said...

Looks like a gorgous place! Love the river scene!!

Emily said...

San Antonio is fun. I hope you make it back!

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Jill said...

One of my biggest regrets was not going there while in Texas. Looks so charming!

The Incredible Woody said...

I have always wanted to visit San Antonio! And to hit the Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels while there. I'm really just a big kid :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Truly, that's the only place in all of Texas that interests me at all.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's a city in which I definitely want to spend some time!

Sally said...

Sounds and looks like a fun place! I didn't know there was a Sea World there. :)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

What great memories of San Antonio! I was there for the whole month of March, 2001. I agree, it is a great place to visit.

TexWisGirl said...

i like san antonio, too. has a great 'feel' to it.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I would love to visit San Antonio. The photos are beautiful!

Barbara said...

It does sound like you have great memories of San Antonio. I hope you get to take your boys there one day.

Prairie Girl said...

The Captain desperately wants to visit texas as well and being that we are Canucks I can well imagine what we'd think of the glorious "hot" weather in January. LOL

Valerie said...

Stuart has been to San Antonio twice and loves it, and my parents went just last fall and want to go back again. They had been years ago and got to the Alamo just as it closed for the day, and so finally got to visit it this time.

Between what I have heard from Stuart and my parents, and seeing your pictures-I think I'd like San Antonio too!

You guys make the cutest couple:)

Katherine Sullivan said...

SO COOL you have all those pics from your trip! Looks like an awesome place to visit.

Sandy said...

I love San Antonio! You guys look so young and happy.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

San Antonio looks like a great place to visit

Grandma Bonnie said...

Great photos. They make for nice memories.

Texan said...

Can you believe I have never been to San Antonio in alllll he years living in Texas.

You guys are so cute :O). Makes me think of some pictures I recently found of Honeyman, :O) from 27 years back :O) ....

Renae said...

Lisa, I've been there too (in 07) and i loved the reverence at the Alamo. We were too late to get admittance into it, but the grounds had a reverent hush. love it. The Riverwalk is so unique, huh? We had the best fish dinner there, yummmmy memories.

Michaele said...

I just think it is absolutely cool that you met at Welcome Week : )

A Quiet Corner said...

The two of you look so young, Baby Girl! It does look like a great place to visit!!...:)JP

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful -- great post Lisa. :)

Chicken Wrangler said...

Have not been there, but sure enjoyed your photos. Perhaps someday.....!!!

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

San Antonio is a great city.. George and I have not been there together ---so it's on our list sometime.... Hope you get back with your kids...

Love all of the pictures... You and hubby were just a couple of kids!!!!!!!

I know what you mean about real Mexican food. I lived in Texas for 12 yrs. --and have struggled with Mexican food since coming back to TN... It's just not the same!

Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

What wonderful memories for you both!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Such wonderful memories and really sweet photos.

Becky Jane said...

I've never been to San Antonio, but your pictures make me want to go...especially in the dead of winter! You two look so cute!

Kim said...

You guys look like a couple of kids in those pictures! I've been to Dallas but never for long. I love those desert states and would love to take a family vacation there too.