Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Visit to San Antonio, Texas

Mom and I had planned a trip to San Antonio a few months ago and the day finally arrived last week. We packed up a couple of bags and left Thursday afternoon and drove down to Temple, Texas and stopped for the night. We enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner and then went back to the hotel to get some rest. Early Friday morning we continued on our trip to San Antonio....we were off to see a cousin that we both adore!

Sharron Ann here in the center and her hubby Rene' were perfect host and showed us around San Antonio. We went to the famous riverwalk and went on the boat ride. We were treated to Mexican food (our favorite) and Rene' also grilled out and Sharron made some awesome Pico and coleslaw.

Sharron and Mom share a passion when it comes to cooking so they enjoyed talking about recipes. Sharron is in the process of making a cookbook that really applies to diabetics as diabetes has a tendency to run in our family.

Sharron and Rene' preparing a wonderful meal for us.

I just love pico and this was fantastic! I admit I had more than one helping.

Before you know it the weekend had come to an end and it was time for Mom and I to pack up and head back to Oklahoma. Sharron and Rene' showed us a wonderful time and we look forward to having them come up next month for the family reunion.

While on the trip home we took Hwy 281 instead of I-35 and we found lots of wonderful places along the way to stop. Queen B is run by 2 women both principals of schools in Hamiliton, Texas. Oh if only I had a trailer with me what treasures I would have brought home!

We also found a lot of Mom and Pop plant nurseries along the way and stopped at a few.

Looks like we both will be busy planting for the next few days. Well I had a most wonderful Mother's day with my Mom. We made lots of new memories. Danny had a few surprises for me when I returned home and so did my kiddo's. Loved each and every one of them....I am truly blessed.

Happy Trails....Ginger


Betty Pat said...

Loved this account of your visit. I met Sharon when she was here staying with your Aunt Ernestine. I know she was pleased to spend this time with you and your Mom!

Beckyjean said...


What a wonderful way to spend some time with your mom. Who doesn't love a road trip??

Have a wonderful day~Becky

moosecraft said...

That sound's like the perfect Mother's Day! Always many smiles, good food and great shopping finds! LOVE the pic of all the flowers stuffed into the back of the truck! :-)

Jacque. said...

It sounds like you had a great time...both on the trip and at your destination. Good for you! Love all the photos.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

That looks like a wonderful little road trip ~ love Queen B's!! And love the all the flowers jammed in the back of the car ~ happy planting!!

WoolenSails said...

That pico looks good, recipe?
I like recipes that I can make from scratch and modify to fit my diet.

Looks like you had a wonderful time.


primitivebettys said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! It looks like you had an awesome time & found some great goodies. ha ha ha A few plants! :)

Courtney said...

I just love San Antonio. I went there a few years ago on business. Spent lots of time in the Riverwalk and had a ball! You had good luck with all the plants!
Happy gardening!

mdgtjulie said...

Sounds like you had a lovely trip. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and that you had a good mother's day.