Sorry to drop out for a couple of days, but San Antonio was so much fun! We’re on our way back home now, and my internet situation will be shaky until at least Friday.
First, though: several people asked me about the crickets. I want to clarify–we only dealt with them for that one night. After we saw a cricket on the ceiling the next morning, we talked to the management, and they let us exchange rooms from the first floor to the third floor. We went from 20 crickets in our room to zero, thank god.
What we saw in San Antonio:
- The Alamo: I’m glad I saw it, but the heat and crowds were no fun.
- Alamo: The Price of Freedom (IMAX): I might have enjoyed this more than the Alamo itself. In it’s favor: air conditioning and a very attractive Santa Anna.
- Riverwalk/Rivercenter Mall: Riverwalk is crowded, but beautiful. We stopped at Casa Rio for midday margaritas, and ate at Lucianos twice (good rec, J. D’Amico!). At the mall, I went to Forever 21, found a cute-but-crappily-made skirt, and remembered why I don’t shop at Forever 21. We bought Granddad a flaming wallet.
- Mission San Jose: Again, I’m glad we saw this, but I don’t like outdoors anything when it’s a humid 90 degrees.
- Mi Tierra/Market Square: Delicious food and great atmosphere. The pastries were just O.K., although I liked the chamucos. We didn’t get breakfast tacos, though, so I’ll have to make some at home (recipe recommendations?).
- Bombay Bicycle Club: Nice place for lunch.
- La Hacienda: Probably my favorite restaurant on this trip. The best sopapillas, great fajitas and margaritas, and my first chimichurri. I ate so much I could barely breathe.
My only regret is that we didn’t go to the King William District. I wanted to, but my selling points of “beautiful architecture and good German food” didn’t win anyone over. We’re definitely coming back, though, so I’ll make sure to see it then.