Bryan and I finally took a much need and well deserved vacation! We stayed in the most beautiful and amazing hotel in San Antonio called the St. Anthony. It was built in 1909 and has been renovated. It was about a block and a half from the Riverwalk so we were able to walk to it which was great. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but once you walk in it doesn’t take long to fall in love with it! It reminded me of the Beverly Hills hotel in Pretty Woman. Along with valet parking, it offered many extras that you don’t get with just regular hotels. Some include room service, laundry service, spa service (massage time!), and many others! We were impressed to say the least especially since we had no idea it would be that fancy! We arrived on Thursday evening and got settled in.
Friday morning we woke up early and heading to Schlitterbaun. It had been about 9 years since I had been and even longer for Bryan. We stayed from open to close, 10-8! It was so relaxing and we had a blast! We were too tired to get cleaned up and go eat somewhere nice afterward so we ended up just going to Chiles on the way back.
Saturday we went to the Natural Bridges Caverns and Wildlife Ranch. We drove through the Wildlife Ranch first. We went years ago but they were closed for repairs so we were happy they were open this time. The animals will just come up to your car door and eat out of your hand! They also have a petting zoo for kids and those adults with the kid still in them! Afterward we drove over to the Caverns. You take these tours into these deep Caverns that are hundreds of feet below the bridge. In one tour you go at your own pace and there are guides along the way that explain the history of them. The second tour is guided. At one point they turn out the lights and you sit there in complete darkness for about 2 minutes. The point is to see (or not see, lol) just how dark it really is inside there. In both caverns you are not allowed to touch any of the cavern walls or pillars as the oils from your hands can damage them. It was very interesting to learn how the water formed all those pillars. Afterward we got cleaned up and walked down to the Riverwalk where we at at the Hard Rock Cafe, it’s one of my favorites there. After we ate we road the riverboat ride then headed back to our hotel, we were pretty tired by then.
Our last day there was pretty laid back. We walked around the Rivercenter Mall and bought the kids some souveniers. Then we headed over to the Ripley’s haunted adventure and Guiness Book of World records museum. Very interesting but also some very strange records held! lol We saw the Alamo, but didn’t tour it. We toured it a few years ago so opted not to this time. But the high point of the day was when we took pics of ourselves dressed as the OLD WEST! Bryan worse a suit and hat, and held a shot gun and a bottle of Jack Daniels. He also had a gun in a holster on his waist. I wore a corset top and skirt along with a feather headband. I held a gun as well. We posed with me sitting on a bar looking down at Bryan. We look as if we have a secret we share of the crimes we committed. LOL The pic says Wanted Dead or Alive and is in black and white. It was so much fun taking those pics. We look like Bonnie and Clyde!
Anyway, we had a blast and it was so nice to just get away for a few days. The last year was a rough one and we just needed some time to relax and enjoy some peace. I did miss my kids though! Here is a slide show of the weekend!