I surprised myself by loving the Texas Hill Country. It was gorgeous in Canyon Lake - I couldn't get over the towering Oak trees in all of their winter majesty and the shimmering green waters.
One afternoon, we ate at Mi Tierra Restaurant & Bakery near Market Square in Downtown San Antone (I don't know why I always want to call it that, but I do). Tim said it was his new favorite Mexican restaurant - and I have to agree. Delicious food. Art everywhere.
There was this room in the back with lifesize murals (intricately painted). I have since decided that I really want to hire an artist to paint an entire wall in my house with the people that I love. Would that be awesome or what?
We also took a little boat ride on the River Walk. And ate at the top of the Tower of Americas (revolving super slowly with twinkling lights all around).
Have you ever noticed that some of the very best tourist attractions are free? Landa Park is an example. It's a huge park with grass for miles, huge trees for climbing, well-designed playgrounds, ducks, and a miniature train.
And then there was Morgan's Wonderland - a spectacular place where dreams come true.
Did I neglect to mention that I was on the Oprah show?
And that Tim had front row seats for Obama's speech?
Sweet, right? (Okay, fine...we were at Ripley's Wax Museum...whatever).
Have you ever been to San Antonio? Also - What is the most ARTISTIC restaurant that you have ever been to?
Special thanks to the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau for providing us with a passport for area attractions.