Thursday, December 6, 2012

Is it Friday yet?

This week has been a long one and I am so ready for the weekend because Dennis and I are heading south on a little weekend getaway!  I went to high school in San Antonio and while I don't get back very often, the Riverwalk at Christmas is a must-see in my opinion. And since Den has never been, I'm beyond excited to take him for the first time.

Not surprisingly, one of my favorite things about visiting cities where I used to live is eating at all of the unique spots that I don't have access to any longer. I have our plan of attack all mapped out, but the only problem is that we're only there for two days. I'm pretty sure I have more than two days worth of restaurants listed in my head.

We are driving down on Saturday (he just got a new car, so he happily offered to drive us) and staying on the Riverwalk at the Valencia Hotel. My food "hit list" so far includes:
  1. Czech Stop - Kolaches on the way down (this is a must on every I-35 road trip). 
  2. Paesano's - Hopefully it's still as good as it used to be. This is where I had dinner before my senior prom.
  3. County Line - I'm slightly obsessed with County Line and their potato salad.
  4. Las Palapas - Pure nostalgia from high school days.
  5. Longhorn Cafe - Another nostalgic one that is right around the corner from my old house. 
There are also several other old spots that I loved 15 years ago that I'm sure would not taste quite the same, but we'll just have to see if we have time. And I am looking forward to taking advantage of suggestions from friends to find some new places that I've never heard of.

I can't wait to show D my old stompin' grounds and get a big dose of Christmas cheer while we're there.

Riverwalk Lights 

Luminaries
This weekend is one of two weekends in December where they line the Riverwalk with luminaries.
Valencia
Cute little patio on our hotel.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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