One of the biggest draws in San Antonio is the historic Alamo. I didn’t go see it.
I did however see and eat a lot of other things in that beautiful town, and wanted to share a few of them with you.
(And for the record, if you can work it out so that you’re going with someone else for whom this is actually a working trip and you’re just along for the ride, and can get them to pay for pretty much everything on the trip, I would recommend it.)
Best Attraction – The Riverwalk. It’s a really neat walkway along a man-made river with lots of restaurants & shops. After a long winter, we were there at a perfect time with 70 degree weather and lots of sun. Good way to shake the blahs.
Honorable Mention – The Apple Store. I was traveling with a couple of “Mac-heads”, and we went by the store on the afternoon the iPad 2 went on sale.
This is just the mousetrap maze line in front of the store, but the line went on and on through the whole mall. And it was a big mall.
Best Line From A Flight Attendant – “The tower has cleared us for takeoff, and the pilot said he might try something new this time so please make sure those seat belts are securely fastened.”
Best Meal – Flemings. I don’t eat upscale very often, but this place was a real treat. Very nice without being pretentious. I would like to take a moment to thank the cattleperson that raised the cow that gave it’s life for my steak. Your efforts are appreciated sir or madam.
Best Band Name Seen On A Sign or Marquee – “Shovels & Rope”.
Best View – The hotel pool at night.
Honorable Mention – The hotel pool during the day when the lady with the purple bikini was out there reading her Kindle.
Best Line From A Book Or Periodical Taken On The Trip – “How quickly my mother switches from Pentecostal purist to beer-guzzling shrew is one of life’s deepest mysteries.” Chinaberry Sidewalks by Rodney Crowell.
Best Painting In The Hotel – This one of a lady doing the Flamenco. It was beautiful & mesmerizing.
Best Pro Basketball Team To Stay In Our Hotel Because They Were In Town To Play The San Antonio Spurs-Detroit Pistons.
Best Dessert – Red Velvet Cake/Cheescake from The Cheesecake Factory. Oof.
It was a great trip to a neat town, I hope to go back someday. Thanks to Carissa, TD & Jamie Mac for doing my work while I was playing.