Monday, December 19, 2016

A Grand Old Time

We had a short visit from my brother and his family this weekend. They have relocated to the U.S. and had some time to visit before they staked their claim in D.C.

The weather was windy and FREEZING so we had to get a little creative with finding things to occupy us indoors in an outdoorsy city.

We went downtown and visited the Capitol and it's Visitor Center and The Driskill.

On the walk back to the car, we stopped in Starbucks for a warm drink.

It was freezing again today, and we had planned on lunch and a little walk at Walnut Creek, but after my brother and his wife experienced the "Purple" that was the end of that.

The will be leaving out early tomorrow morning. They aren't even gone and I miss them already, but I am happy about the fact they will be in the U.S. now.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

San Antone Bound

Okay, I have a thing for Christmas. I love the season. I love the coziness of the way my tree looks all lit up. And I love Christmas light displays. So, I decided I wanted to take an overnight trip to San Antonio to see the lights at the Riverwalk. I know, I probably could have seen lights in Austin just the same, but we had a free hotel night that was itching to get used and Skye had plans to meet up with some friends who live there.

We were lucky enough our hotel was conveniently located, so we were able to walk everywhere we needed to go. Always a plus for me, even if it was more than a tad cold.

Market Square was right across the street from our hotel. Shopping, restaurants, drinks, entertainment, a bakery....anything you needed right across the street.....

After walking around and checking out a few shops in the square, we decided to head a few blocks down the the Tower of Americas.

I took pics along the way....

Every time we've ever been to San Antonio, Toby has wanted to go in the tower, but scaredy cat Skye would never agree to go to the top, and she was too young to leave behind.

The view was nice from the top, and we all enjoyed the lookout....

After the tower tour, we walked back to the Riverwalk in search of dinner.

Skye said she was in the mood for a big burrito, and a big burrito is what she got!!!

Texas sized burrito
After we ate, it was dark enough to view the lights on the Riverwalk. It was freezing. Good thing all the walking had generated some body heat....


After we got done at the Riverwalk, Toby and I headed across the street for a couple of adult beverages.We brought back Skye a sweet treat from the bakery.....

The next day, Skye had planned to meet up with her San Antonio friends at the mall, which was located only a couple of blocks from where we were staying.

She had a good time walking around the mall with her friends being a teenager and Toby and I had a good time being adults.....



The weekend worked out perfectly and made for some good memories. Bo was even on his best behavior.....


Fun times.