Lucky us… my Dad had a business meeting an hour and a half south of us, in San Antionio. So, he and my mom asked the boys and I to come along for the ride.
It was just one night, but man, did we manage to cram a lot of learning and soaking, walking, oohing, ahhing and good fun out of it!
First, Grumpy (that’s what they call my Dad) and Nana, treated us to Mexican food and a boat ride on the River Walk. The twinkly lights and chilly night were magic.
Afterwards, a night time stroll past the Alamo, hand holding, stories of heros of old, then a cozy night tucked into a poshy piled high bed in a fancy pants hotel. (Thanks, Nana and Grumpy!)
In the morning, a swim in the giant tub, followed by breakfast with a mariachi, at the historic Mi Tierra,
… where we learned that refried beans are GOOOOOOOOD on breakfast tacos, and that Mexico has a wonderful way with pastries.
Some Mexican market shopping, some street car riding, some more river walking and a tour of the inside of the Alamo = a very good day indeed.
We came home full of inspiration… to know more about the Alamo, Texas History, our Mexican heritage…
not to mention Lucha Libre. (that’s my boy, on the street car, in a mask that he absolutely HAD to have at the Mexican market)
As for the Mama, I came home inspired to get back to cutting..
Can I just say, field trips ROCK!?!