Things I loved about San Antonio!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Here are some of my favorite things about San Antonio {and Texas}.

  • They really love Texas in Texas. From bumper stickers to cheese and crackers. If they can make it into a boot or the shape of the Lone Star State, they have ;)
  • When I got to Jill's place, she had a cute bag waiting for me. Inside -- a cowboy boot Christmas ornament, peppermint bark {yum} and my official itinerary. Such a great hostess.
  • The Riverwalk and all its Christmas cheer.
  • The use of y'all.
  • Wearing a blanket/poncho {provided by the restaurant} on the Riverwalk while dining on a cactus margarita. Only in Texas.
  • Vanilla route 44 diet cokes at Sonic.
  • Delicious pumpkin pancakes at the Guenther House.
  • Hobby Lobby.
  • Hanging out at Jill's townhouse.
  • Bracken Village & the cute girly shop.
  • A woman at the Guenther House {where we had breakfast} saw that we were leaving and held the door open for us. So sweet!
  • Fabric shopping.
  • Meeting Lisa.
  • Making vegetable soup, cauliflower mashed potatoes, and cheesecake with Jill. { Or as Jill's grandpa calls them...cheese pies. I have to say -- his name for them actually makes a lot more sense. They are much more like a pie than a cake.}
  • The surprisingly cold weather.
  • Meeting Jill's parents & sewing a throw pillow with Jill's mom. I absolutely adore her.
  • Meeting Jill's grandparents. Sadly, Jill's grandfather passed away just 2 days after I left.
  • Boat ride on the Riverwalk.
  • The lack of traffic. Driving in SA was a pretty pleasant experience.
  • Touching a killer whale.
  • Feeding dolphins.
  • Sitting in Jill's cozy living room talking late at night {while on our computers, of course}.
  • Adventures with wood glue and masking tape. That's how us girls fix things.
  • The Alamo. Where they fought the Texas war. ;)
  • Watching Jill's friend Leslie in the Shamu Christmas show.
  • The 4D Polar Express show.
  • Riding 2 roller coasters a total of 6x, and not waiting in any lines. We practically had the entire park to ourselves.


  1. You make me want to go to Texas :)

  2. Seriously, you nede to travel some more (except take me with you)...because I love your recaps.

    Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful trip!!!!! :)

  3. I know what you mean about Texans being Texans!! When I lived in Dallas, it always seemed like you are a Texan first, and then American second; they are so proud of the state! :)

  4. I’ve loved reading about your trip and I’m glad that you had a nice time. I’ve never been to Texas, but it sounds like a lot of fun and Jill sounds like she was fabulous hostess. I would really love to visit the Riverwalk at Christmastime.

  5. Awww... I love your list. I just read it to my sis and brother. I'm glad we had fun. You'll have to come back, y'all!