Thursday, March 18, 2010

San Antonio with my BFF's

Instead of taking a big trip for my last spring break, my best friend Marissa and I took a weekend roadtrip to San Antonio to visit our other best friend, Briana. She is doing her architecture residency there this semester and we wanted to visit her and spend some time together in a fun Texas city.

Marissa and I left bright and early Saturday morning and made excellent time-- hardly any traffic at all. We arrived in San Antonio at lunchtime, and after checking out Bree's cute apartment, we headed to the Riverwalk.

We had lunch and margaritas at a place called Rita's on the Riverwalk to kick-off our weekend. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and it felt like spring time! There were tons of people dressed in green and totally ready for St. Patrick's Day, even though it was still 5 days away.

After lunch, we walked around the river for a bit and took some cheesy pictures in front of the Alamo. We've all toured it before, so we bypassed the line and walked around the grounds. The highlight of this time was definitely the girls we heard saying "But I don't think they had British accents at the Alamo!" hahaha.

At this point we had all reached a mid-afternoon slump, so we headed back to Bree's apartment for a long nap. Once we felt rested, we had a yummy dinner at Olive Garden and got ready to go downtown for Luminaria, an arts festival. Marissa and I were able to meet Bree's roommates and friends from work, and it was nice to go downtown. We got there towards the end of Luminaria, but it was still cool. They had live music, dancers, art, and lights on the buildings that you were suppposed to look at with special 3D glasses. Bree modeled them of course.

On Sunday we went over to Marissa's aunt and uncle's condo for lunch. We had King Ranch Chicken and it was delicious, and Marissa's family was sooo nice. She has the cutest little second cousin, Sophia. It was another gorgeous day, so we took some pictures by the fountain.

We took advantage of that gorgeous weather by laying outside at Bree's apartment pool. It was soo relaxing, and we followed it with a delicious dinner at La Madeleine and seeing Remember Me, which was sad but still pretty good. Bree had to go to work the next morning, so Maris and I packed up and headed out to Floresville, where more of her family lives. We had a nice lunch with them before heading back to Coppell. It took us a little longer, but it still wasn't a bad drive thanks to the toll road that we took around Austin. I'm so glad we were able to go, despite me having been sick so much lately.

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