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“Best Of…” My Trip To San Antonio

Posted by Scotty on March 13, 2011

One of the biggest draws in San Antonio is the historic Alamo.  I didn’t go see it.

I did however see and eat a lot of other things in that beautiful town, and wanted to share a few of them with you.

(And for the record, if you can work it out so that you’re going with someone else for whom this is actually a working trip and you’re just along for the ride, and can get them to pay for pretty much everything on the trip, I would recommend it.)

Best Attraction – The Riverwalk.  It’s a really neat walkway along a man-made river with lots of restaurants & shops.  After a long winter, we were there at a perfect time with 70 degree weather and lots of sun.  Good way to shake the blahs.

Honorable Mention – The Apple Store.  I was traveling with a couple of “Mac-heads”, and we went by the store on the afternoon the iPad 2 went on sale.

This is just the mousetrap maze line in front of the store, but the line went on and on through the whole mall.  And it was a big mall.

Best Line From A Flight Attendant – “The tower has cleared us for takeoff, and the pilot said he might try something new this time so please make sure those seat belts are securely fastened.”

Best Meal – Flemings.  I don’t eat upscale very often, but this place was a real treat.  Very nice without being pretentious.  I would like to take a moment to thank the cattleperson that raised the cow that gave it’s life for my steak.  Your efforts are appreciated sir or madam.

Honorable Mention – Big Lou’s Pizza.  It was featured once on “Man vs. Food”.  We went for the “little Lou”, it was only 20″.

Best Band Name Seen On A Sign or Marquee – “Shovels & Rope”.

Best View – The hotel pool at night.

Honorable Mention – The hotel pool during the day when the lady with the purple bikini was out there reading her Kindle.

Best Line From A Book Or Periodical Taken On The Trip – “How quickly my mother switches from Pentecostal purist to beer-guzzling shrew is one of life’s deepest mysteries.”  Chinaberry Sidewalks by Rodney Crowell.

Best Painting In The Hotel – This one of a lady doing the Flamenco.  It was beautiful & mesmerizing.

Best Pro Basketball Team To Stay In Our Hotel Because They Were In Town To Play The San Antonio Spurs-Detroit Pistons.

Best Dessert – Red Velvet Cake/Cheescake from The Cheesecake Factory.  Oof.

It was a great trip to a neat town, I hope to go back someday.  Thanks to Carissa, TD & Jamie Mac for doing my work while I was playing.

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