TRAVEL THERE: PLANNING FOR SAN ANTONIO TX
I may have told you to forget the Alamo last Monday, but I was only talking about the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, not THE Alamo. I’d never tell you to forget THE Alamo…or anything else in my favorite travel destination.
I love San Antonio and apparently other people do too, because an earlier post about the city is still one of my most frequently read blog posts. It doesn’t matter that I’ve been there numerous times over the years, I’m always ready for another visit. In fact, visiting the Riverwalk, all lit up for Christmas, has been on my wish list for quite a while now.
I’d been discussing the possibility of a girl’s trip with my bestie for some time and during the latest discussion my husband stuck his lip far out beyond its usual position. I warned him that this was no quick trip. I also wanted to drive down to Galveston for Dickens on the Strand. “You wouldn’t be interested in doing that would you?” Well, come to find out he would.
Still, I only half believed him. I made sure the luminaries and the Dickens festival were actually occurring simultaneously. Check! Then I went for the whole banana. I hit expedia to see what kind of hotel deals I could find. Staying riverside was part of my luminary fantasy. Lo and behold, I discovered the Omni La Mansion del Rio, the hotel of my dreams, had a special going on and I could stay there for less than $200 a night. I put on my puppy dog eyes and went up the stairs to discuss the possibility with Bill. When he said, “book it,” I didn’t wait around to allow any second thoughts.
So now my travel toes are happy. We have paid reservations for three nights on the Riverwalk in San Antonio during the month of December. Why three nights? Well, why not! Last time I was down there, The Pearl and it’s access to the Riverwalk were brand new, but we didn’t have time to visit. And in just a few weeks The Briscoe Museum of Western Art will be opening, so I’ll need to see that.
But that’s not all. One night there will be boats of carolers on the river, on another Santa will arrive and then the luminaries officially kickoff. How can I not want to be there? Besides, all my favorite places to visit are just waiting for me to return.
All this and Dickens on the Strand, too? I’m still giddy and anticipate remaining in that state until the car heads south on I-35. But what’s supposed to happen in the meantime? Will Travel There disappear for a while? Come back next week and find out.