Thursday, October 3, 2013


Day three in San Antonio was our really big day -- the only one where we bothered to take our car out of the hotel's parking garage. Therefore, it was the perfect day to start off with a hearty breakfast, even if it meant twiddling my thumbs until Hubby was ready to wake up.

Have you ever used Pioneer biscuit, gravy, pancake or corn bread mixes? Well, those are produced right here in San Antonio at a mill established on the San Antonio River, a mile south of the Alamo, by young German immigrant C.H. Guenther in the mid-1800s.

Right next to it, on the edge of the King William District (a wonderful place to stroll if you are fond of historic homes) he built a home for his family. In 1988 the Guenther House was restored and opened to visitors as a museum, restaurant, and River Mill Store.

And, as luck would have it, one of the gift certificates in our prize package entitled us to a breakfast for four at the Guenther House. Hubby opted for their infamous biscuits and sausage gravy.

I decided to try the pancake of the day, which happened to be an oatmeal pancake that day. YUMMO!

Since our certificate was for four, and we were only two, they insisted that we take some of their lovely strudels and pastries back to the hotel with us. How could we refuse?

Afterwards we climbed upstairs to see more of the house, and to check out the shop and museum.

Hubby made a very good start on his Christmas shopping, which will come as no surprise to anyone who knows him well.

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