Sunday, September 20, 2009

San Antonio

I had a surprise week off in the middle of my ER rotation so John and I spontaneously went to San Antonio. We had never been and we had always wanted to so we finally just went. It was incredible. I don't know if it was the spontaneity of it or the city itself, but we had a great time. Plus, it felt a little like we were playing hooky since we were gone last minute, in the middle of the week for several days. Fun!
Here are a few of the pictures. I accidentally deleted most of the good ones. I guess we will have to go back again to take more pictures!

A glimpse of our hotel: We got a great last minute deal at the St. Anthony downtown. We are not used to this type of hotel. We had to pay outrageously just to park parking/valet and we did order room service a couple times- a guilty pleasure.

Grabbing a Starbucks latte on the Riverwalk: we stayed only 2 blocks from the Riverwalk so we walked down there often. You know between naps, dips in the pool, and meals.

I thought this snapshot looked alot like our retirement: John drinking a coffee, reading a book or paper, looking scholarly...

The Alamo: This was also within walking distance of the hotel and free. We went there a couple of times. It was brought up those Patriotic feelings and made us proud to live in the US, especially in Texas.

On our way to dinner: This was pretty much our only scheduled activity every day. We ate most every meal at the Riverwalk. The food was hit or miss, but the dining in that atmosphere was amazing. I did get some new ideas for new dishes.

As I said before, I deleted most of our pictures. We also had some great shots of the Alamo. We went to the Tower of the Americas which was a rotating Tower allowing panoramic views of San Antonio. We ate at the restaurant at the top. We did not realized the building moved until we sat down to dinner. It was a little nausating at first, but we got used to it. We also rode a river boat, shopped at the mall on the River, and walked alot.
The lesson is: If you are thinking of taking a last minute trip, I would recommend thumbing your finger to the man and just doing it!


aunteem said...

So glad you had such a good time! Can't wait to see you soon!

Anonymous said...

What a nice break. Looks like fun.

The Wertenberger Family said...

We went there on our honeymoon. Loved it! We also enjoyed eating outside on the River and walking everywhere. Yes parking is RIDICULOUS but then you walk everywhere so it almost evens out... So glad you were able to enjoy the time off. That pic of John in "retirement" is always what I think of when I think of him! Welcome back to the real world!

the fredin's said...

i'm so happy for you guys that you got to get away and take a little vacation together!! thats awesome. the pictures that you DO have are great :). i love the "retirement" picture :). can't wait to see you guys soon!!!