Thursday, October 24, 2013

The River Walk at San Antonio

A few months back, we went to the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio to see many of the golf greats play. It was a wonderful time. We saw Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk, K. J Choi, Matt Kuchar, Lee Janzen and a whole bunch of others. We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was lovely.

One of the tents that was set up on the way to the course was giving good deals for hotel stays in San Antonio. Since we spent our honeymoon in San Antonio, we decided that it would make a good get-away for us. We decided that the Sheraton Gunter would be a nice place to stay. It was so-so.

For lunch, we ate at Tony Romas. Pretty nice view, huh?
They are famous for ribs, but I chose these wonderful steaks. One was covered with wild mushrooms and one was covered with asiago cheese. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch. Calories, shmalories. I ate every bite! Of course, it just didn't seem right to have that wonderful steak without some wine to go with it . . . 
I really ate good that day because for supper, we went to Landry's Seafood which was also right on the river. There, I had the grilled mahi mahi. Of course, I had to get more wine to wash it down with. LOL.
How's that for a view?
For our after-dinner entertainment, we went to Howl at the Moon. That place was ROCKIN'!! They play live music by request and they are very good. 
The drinks were pretty good, too. Mine was a special concoction of vodka, gin, rum, tequila and pineapple juice. It was so yummy, I had to have two!
For lunch the next day, we walked down to the marketplace to eat at La Margarita. We actually ate outside there, too. Some silly man was feeding the pigeons right at the table. Fortunately for us, they were about to leave soon after we were seated. His wife was being patient with him, but she clearly thought he was being silly as well.

I thought the bathroom door was so cool. I want one for my house!
I wish I could bottle up the wonderful weather and the view. I soaked as much of it in as I could.
We also at at the Saltgrass Restaurant. There, I had the grilled shrimp and a baked sweet potato. Yum, yum, double yum!
On our last night there, we floated between Howl at the Moon and Mad Dogs. Mad Dogs was okay, but not as fun as Howls. At Howls, all I had to do was tap the table and nod and they knew exactly what kind of drink to bring me. (insert smile here) We will definitely go back. In fact, I'm thinking that I would like to make this trip an annual thing.