Thursday, February 11, 2010

San Antone, Tejas

Long story made short, Toby had a side welding job he was asked to do in San Antonio this week. We opted to do this "side job" on his regular days off. We decided that since the weather was extremely cold and wet that we didn't mind if he generated a little extra money on the side.

Since we were going to be in SA for more than a day, I decided this was a perfect chance to visit my aunt and uncle who live in SA that I have not seen in several years.

We left Austin early Wednesday morning and arrived in SA around 9:30.

This was the beginning sunrise as we were leaving the house. I thought it was pretty. I am usually not up early enough in the mornings to see sunrises.....

Once we got to the hotel we were told they did not have the room ready yet..figures. Toby had to get to work so that left Summer and I lingering around SA in the icey rain without a place to chill out.

Luckily when I called my aunt she was more than happy to come pick us up and take us home with her. She does not live far from where we were staying-now how convenient was that???

Summer and I had a wonderful day hanging out with my Aunt and Uncle catching up on memories, family members, and playing the Wii.

Uncle Fred also delighted in showing Summer the ropes of golf. Summer ironically has been expressing a great interest in golf lately so it was a special treat for her to have a golf tutor.

The only reason I don't have any pics of them playing golf is because I was not "man" enough to brave the weather and go outside and take pics.

Summer also enjoyed helping my Aunt Sharon cook our evening meal. I can remember years ago when I stayed with them in Sequin, Texas my Aunt trying to get me to help her cook. I was clueless......

After we prepared dinner we headed to pick up Toby from work. I had my aunt drop me off at the hotel so I could pick up my car and grab Toby from work.

After I picked Toby up from work we all drove back to their house and had the most delicious spaghetti dinner I have eaten in a while. My aunt is a pro at throwing together a last minute meal.

The next day after I dropped Toby off at work Summer and I headed to Aunt Sharon's again. The weather was even worse than it was the day before but we were determined to get out and enjoy the city.

Uncle Freddy wasn't up for the challenge of getting out and navigating cold, rain, and horrible Texas drivers so he stayed home.

Our first stop was the Riverwalk. Unfortunately we weren't able to walk outside like we would have all loved too, but we did stay inside the mall and "window shop".

After the Riverwalk we hopped on the trolley and headed to the Mexican Market. I had never been there before. If I wasn't so frugal I could have spent a fortune in that place!!!

After we "shopped" around for awhile we grabbed a bite to eat at some famous restaurant there at the Market. I can't remember the name of it. It was a festive place. There were Mariachi bands and lots of food and treats....

We didn't have much time to be out and about. I had to pick Toby up from work at 4:00p.m. so we caught the trolley back to the car. Before we got to the garage Aunt Sharon pointed out the Menger. Since we were right there at it I wanted to go in and check it out for a sec.....

Despite the bad weather we all had a good time. Here is a pic of my Aunt and Uncle I took before we uncle is my mother's brother. We were grateful for their hospitality while we away from home.

I am looking forward to more visits in the future.


  1. Always good to spend time with family and rehash shared memeories.

  2. I'm glad you had a great trip and got to visit with long lost family!!!

  3. Isn't it wonderful to have such caring family to visit? So nice for Summer to know her extended family. I have never been to Texas, but San Antonio would be a place I would like to visit.