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Monday, January 31, 2011

Texas-sized Texas post!

Texas was super fun! Lavs and I went down for a quick weekend trip, and made the most of our time... We had few goals in mind, mostly just to get out and see a ton (check) and me to get to Michele & Toby's wedding (check)! We had also wanted to find the 3-lb cinnamon roll from Man vs. Food (fail - gave up on that one cuz we never felt like eating a giant cinn roll) and see the World's Biggest Cowboy Boots (did we succeed? You'll have to look at the pics to find out)!

Overall, a great trip, and I would definitely go back to San Antonio - the weather was great, fun sights, nice people!

Day 1 (Friday) - got to town around 5pm, checked into our awesome hotel, decided to hit up the RiverWalk to see what was up. Ended up taking a tour on the River Boat, which was fun (if a bit cheesy) and then ate at a deli after the restaurant we had scoped told us it would be a 2 hour wait!




Day 2 (Saturday): With Michele's wedding at 5pm, we had most of the day to kill. After bailing on the giant cinnamon roll hunt, we decided to hit up the Alamo (about 5 blocks from our hotel - right in the middle of downtown, which was kinda strange but cool)! We grabbed coffee at the hotel bakery, and when we sat outside we saw a bunch of people lined up with the street blocked off... Turns out it was a Cattle Drive! They were gearing up for the rodeo which starts this week... So of course, we had to hang out and watch! Great fun, totally unexpected and so totally Texan... :)





Ran into some Lions on the way to the Alamo...





And finally, wedding time! Michele looked amazing, so so beautiful and happy! And Toby cried like a baby when he saw her, which I love. :D It was a fun time, even though I was on my crutch - I did manage to squeeze in a little "dancing" cuz I could not be with my girls and not shake it LOL!




Day 3 (Sunday) - didn't leave SA until 6:30, so had all day to kill. My bum leg was killing me after all the walking we did the day before, so any walking was pretty much out of the question... So we went to Goodwill (bleh), then went to find World's Biggest Boots (success!). Saw a movie (The King's Speech - excellent). And ate some SUPER yummy BBQ!!!

Finally, time to go home - and bring Lucy Lou the world's best souvenir - TEXAS JOAN!!!!!! So excited when we found this!!!

She loves it.

4 comments:

Cara said...

so disappointed you didnt find the cinnamon rolls. we almost ordered them online after we saw the episode!

Loved the pics!

Laurie said...

thanks for letting me tag along with you! I had a ball, and the cattle drive was a super fun surprise. The Alamo was way cooler than I thought it would be. San Antone is a beautiful town, and I'd def. go for another visit.

Katie said...

yeah, we'll have to make a return trip for the rolls, they did look good! :)

Lis said...

I can't believe you found a texas joan! And the cattle walking down the street- how random and fun. I've always heard good things about San A but have never been. One of these days...