san antonio, tx
the closer to mexico we get the more it feels like actually being there. this city was very beautiful and was full of history. this just might be the colonial williamsburg of texas. we did so much in such a short time and it is great that we are only an hour away. totally playing the tourist role on this trip- we saw the alamo along with the first 2 of the 4 Missions, strolled along with the dogs and had dinner on the river walk, wandered through the neighborhoods lined w gorgeous spanish haciendas, ate and got a bit tipsy on strawberry margaritas at mi tierra- the most amazing mexican restaurant ive ever seen while being serenaded by two genuine mariachi men (and did i mention that it is open 24 hours!), and got lost in el Mercado full of hand made day of the dead dolls. o'henry's house also happens to be smack dab in the center of a random parking lot downtown. there is much more to see- next time i want to go to the japanese sunken gardens, the other 2 Missions, have lunch at the the Buckhorn Saloon, the spanish governors palace, walk through the location of 1968s world's fair, and add on to our list of ghost tours!