We had a blast on our weekend getaway...our first trip that's been just the two of us since Anthony was born. We left Anthony in the very good hands of Mario's mom. He happily waved "bye-bye" as we headed out the door. So, we drove to our first destination--Austin, our state capitol. As we were driving off, it DID feel like we were forgetting something... :(
Mel in front of the capitol building
The grounds were lush and beautiful. We spent a little time taking in some of the history of the site. There were some school groups in there, and we could almost feel the "swine flu" in the air, so we didn't stay long enough to catch it!
We then took a driving tour of the UT Austin campus to see what the big deal was all about...we still don't really get it. We did stop for smoothies on campus with all the 12 year old students (or maybe they only LOOKED that young...or maybe we're just getting OLD!!! Haha!)
We drove a little outside the city to our free hotel, thanks to Mario's Priority Club points. It was a huge room with a jacuzzi!!! Wow!
An Italian restaurant we ate at on the Riverwalk
San Antonio trolley in front of our hotel
We went to the symphony one night. We tried to capture the cool lighting effects and artistry in the architecture and decor.
The sign out front. We had an amazing breakfast consisting of cinnamon raisin bread as a starter. Then we had buttermilk pancakes and biscuits and gravy--everything tasted so fresh! This place is definitely a winner!!!
A pretty and quiet part of the Riverwalk
Behind the Alamo there were men in costume timing how quickly they could load and shoot their muskets. These were the same type of guns used in the battle here. They were able to do it three times in one minute.