Monday, June 7, 2010

Texas: San Antonio

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday! :D

A couple of months ago, we went to Texas on a vacation. We went to San Antonio and visited The Alamo and The San Antonio Riverwalk. It was a cold, rainy day, but we still had fun walking around and taking in the old world feel of downtown San Antonio. I enjoyed it so much because it has a different vibe from what I'm used to here in Los Angeles. While I don't know if I would want to live anywhere but here, I do love visiting new places and experiencing life away from the hustle and bustle of LA.

Here are some photos:

The Alamo Plaza


We don't have this here in Los Angeles (unless you count the one they have at The Grove), that's why I'm always fascinated by them. I haven't actually ridden one before. We didn't ride this one because we chose to just walk around and enjoy the breeze (thank God it wasn't raining at that time).

My brother bought this lollipop with a scorpion from The Alamo gift shop. He brought it home to show my sister and brother-in-law (sadly, they couldn't come with us). He's been putting off eating it after showing them, we had to keep reminding him to go ahead and taste it. He finally did, and he ended up throwing it away because he said it tasted weird.

While walking around, we realized that the breakfast we ate before we left Houston was hours ago, so we walked to The San Antonio Riverwalk to look for a place to eat. We found this restaurant... and I'm happy this was where we chose to eat. They had great food, our server was really nice, helpful, and jolly (most people I met in Texas are soooo friendly!), we had a great outdoor spot up in their balcony so we had a good view of the Riverwalk. We actually stayed in the restaurant until about 7pm (we got there at about 4-5pm).

BBQ ribs my brother ate

Texas brownie... super yummy!

the view from our table

After eating dinner and dessert, we checked out the souvenir stores. There were so many that had a lot of cute stuff. :)

Now I know it's true when they say everything is big in Texas, haha. :D

Right when we were about to leave, rain started to pour... as in actually pour. It was seriously "raining cats and dogs". We didn't have umbrellas. The coat I was wearing didn't have a hood to cover my head. We were stuck. It was a funny experience, actually. We tried to wait a while, hoping the rain would come to a standstill or something, but it didn't. We had no choice but to run in the rain because we still had about 3 hours drive back to Houston! Our other problem was that our car was parked about 3-4 blocks away. It was crazy. But we had fun. :D

Do you have any fun vacation stories? :)

*photo editing done by my sister*


  1. What a fun trip! I've always wanted to go to Texas; it just seems like an interesting culture. And can I have the brownie dessert please? Thank you! =)

  2. I also like to travel! I can not wait for the weekend! I'm going to the mountains)))

  3. omg those jelly beans! never seen that size! just bought a bag earlier today, they could fit like 7 times in these of yours!

  4. I'm fascinated with the trolley too. I ride them every time I go on vacation in Savannah GA or New Orleans. I love to travel too. :)

  5. Sounds like you've enjoyed it so much! :)
    I love San Antonio too! I used to go there in summer to visit my cousins and I always had a great time,
    I like your blog, I follow!


  6. Oh my those ribs made me soo hungry! Havent had them in a long time!

    haha i love moments like that in the rain!

  7. Great pictures. Those BBQ ribs look delish!

  8. Looks like a lot of fun! My family goes to San Antonio a lot since it is close to Houston. =]

  9. It does look like you had lots of fun! Great pics :)

  10. texas is the place to be! :)

  11. that looks like such a fun trip! i would love to go to texas!! and being caught in the rain, it sounds like it would be horrible, but im glad you had fun in spite of it :)

  12. GREAT photos...and i'm not so sure about that scorpion sucker...yikes!

  13. Great pictures! I would love to go to Texas!

  14. Thanx for following me gorgeous - those pics are great although that scopio-lolli looks... icky!!!
    You got me in the mood for jellybeans, heh, will have to go find some soon;-D
    /xxx Nete

  15. Eww scorpion lollipop!? I've seen those before... never tasted any, though!

  16. kirstyb-- it was really delicious! :)

    Lisa Lisa Lisa-- haha, the brownie dessert was one of the best i've tasted so far. :)

    AnnaMoon-- that sounds fun! i've never vacationed in a cabin in the mountains, but i want to try it. :)

    Bunny Ears-- haha, i know, they're huuuuggee!

    Ansa-- ooh, yes, i almost rode the one they have in new orleans. :)

    Leire Vega-- thanks for following! :)

    Julie-- i want some ribs tooooo.

    Style, She wrote-- they were. :)

    Leenda-- we were actually staying in houston, then we drove to san antonio. :)

    Jesa-- thanks! :)

    Tara-- :D

    Shelley Ann-- at first it was horrible, but then it was really fun. :)

    Krystal-- haha, i know. eeee. :/

    Fashion Meets Food-- i hope you get to go someday soon. :)

    Ms Confashion-- you're welcome! haha, the scorpion lolli gets the same reaction all the time. ;)

    Cafe Bellini-- haha, it was icky. but i guess boys like stuff like that (or at least they pretend they do). ;)

  17. Oh love the Trolley picture! Looks like you had a great time :) I have never been to Texas, maybe someday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  18. Nice post, Mimi! So interesting pictures. I can only dream of going to Texas one day, too ...

  19. hay thank you for folllowing you did not have too :P very sweet of ya. Thank you for your comment glad I give you some in sight into whats happening ...will be adding more displays next week so check it out if you want. Wow Texas food is Amazing ...In London everything is tiny ! Love the sweets yummy xxx

  20. Great pictures! That lollipop is awesome!!

  21. g e o r g i a-- hope you have a wonderful day too! :D

    Susi-- aww, Susi! i know you'll get to come visit us here someday soon! :D

    Vintage and Cake-- you're welcome! you have a wonderful blog. :D

    Chasing Cherries-- haha, thanks! :)

  22. Aww I really wanted to check out the riverwalk when I was in Austin last summer. My friend took me to Six Flags Fiesta, which was SO FUN! But by the time I was done there, I was too pooped to take the walk. Glad you had a good time.

  23. I hate getting caught in the rain without anything at all! So not fun.
    But it seems like you had a great trip, and that brownie looks soo good, I'm really wanting some!

    Chic on the Cheap

  24. I'll gladly take a Texas Brownie.. that thing looks amazing!! xo- karrie

  25. amy-- i went to the six flags here in california, and i found that intense. i can only imagine how the one you went to is like.

    LyddieGal-- it was really good. :)

    Hello*Pretty-- :D

  26. awesome san antonio pics. i really enjoyed looking through them. :) my favorite was the trolley pic and of course, the food pics looked yummy too. now i'm craving ribs. i have to say the scorpion lollipop was interesting. your brother was brave to try that one. i don't think i would've mustered up the courage to do so myself. hehehe...

    as much as i love traveling too, i can't imagine living away from home either. moving to a whole new place is kinda scary. i do love vacations though. :D

    and yes, aldo does have nice bags and wallets. i'll be coming back there sometime soon. :D

  27. Jannie-- i know, he gave up with the lollipop anyways. haha. thanks for the comment! :D

  28. Mmmm that brownie looks yummy, I have a serious sweet tooth! Lol...and those are some big jelly beans! WOW! Looks like you had a lovely time, thanks for subscribing hun x

  29. Alice Louise-- haha, yup i did. and you're welcome! :D

  30. June 16 will show photos on a hike in the mountains! I hope that like it)))

  31. AnnaMoon-- i'm looking forward to it! :D

  32. I've been to Houston. Katy to be exact... loved the outlet mall!:D

    Nice pictures, Mimi!;D Now, I'm hungry!:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  33. I ate at the same restaurant a couple of years ago. It was really good!

  34. Marie-- oooh, i think i've been there as well. great place to shop! :D

    Natalie-- it really was. :)

  35. so pretty. i've been to texas too. everyone's really nice and friendly.