Friday, March 2, 2012

Entry 746 San Antonio February 2012

San Antonio Slideshow

  We had a nice little three day getaway in San Antonio.  We stayed at the The St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel.  It was built in 1909 and has had numerous celebrity guests, including Princess Grace of Monaco and John Wayne.  Our room was very quaint, with four poster beds that were so high we had to get a step-stool for Una ;>)  Our first room had a toilet that was so close to the floor that it came up half way on Una's calf.  I complained, asking for a handicapped room, so they switched us to a room that had much better toilets, and, as a bonus, it was larger and had two bathrooms.  The first morning we had to take cold showers because they were working on the hot water system and we didn't get the notice.  So, to compensate us for the inconvenience, we received our parking free, a $49 value, plus two of our meals, another $36!  Pretty good compensation for a cold shower.  The second morning we were able to take baths in bathtubs that actually hold enough water to cover our entire bodies, something modern bathtubs don't provide.

The Riverwalk was nice, as well as, the Alamo.  After walking around with my walker for a few hours, I was done.  So, I went back to the hotel and enjoyed a relaxing time.  All in all, we had a wonderful time in San Antonio.  We stopped in Luling at Buc-ees on the way home.  That was an experience.  Then we went by Woodcrafters in Houston, where I bought some nice wood to turn.  And then, of course, we traversed Houston through rush-hour traffic, reminding us why we like to be in other places.  God willing, we should be through with all this medical stuff in another month, and then get on the road.

Enjoy the slideshow!