Friday, November 4, 2016

A FEW MORE SAN ANTONIO "MUST-DOS"

 
Last year when we went on a couples adventure to San Antonio just after Thanksgiving, when all the trees along the riverwalk were just dripping with Christmas lights, I posted my list of San Antonio must-dos here.  And, since we made a couple of new discoveries on our most recent trip there, I thought I'd better add them to the list.


Before leaving on this little trip I decided to dig out my old file of travel articles pulled from magazines like Southern Living and such, to see if there was anything I had missed over the years. I hit pay-dirt when I saw a recommendation for a shopping trip to Alamo Fiesta on Main. It's one of those shops where they probably started out in one section of their own house, and eventually took over the whole building, the one next door, and all the property in between!



As soon as I walked through the door I knew I had found my San Antonio "happy place".


There were rooms full of every kind of party goods imaginable, from pinatas to paper plates, not to mention the rooms full of  Happy Shirts and Dresses, and patios filled with garden decor!


We fell madly in love with these Chihuly-esque glass ornaments which they had stuck on hanging bottle trees, and brought a few home to replace faded bottles on our own tree. Hopefully we can add a few more each time we go.


By the time we had finished exploring every nook and cranny, we were starving. And, since we hadn't had much luck choosing restaurants this trip, we decided to ask the cashier for recommendations. She said there was a great Mexican place that had been around since the 30s just a block or so north of them on Main, and as soon as we drove into the the parking lot, the back of my neck got to tinglin'. Synchronicity, at work again! You see, several years ago our lawyer, an old frat-mate of my brother-in-law's, took us to lunch at a great little Mexican joint when we were over there updating our wills. I've been wanting to go back ever since, but couldn't remember where it was, or even the name.


Now I know. Best cheese enchiladas I've ever had, and believe me, I've had quite a few! Go for the works, and try the La Fonda Special.

P.S. This is for son Austin and son-in-law Nate: