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Summer Vacation In San Antonio

Strolling by the Riverwalk San Antonio

Strolling by the Riverwalk San Antonio

After the frustrating drive on Toll Road 130 from Austin to Seguin, we arrived in San Antonio safe and sound.  Got us checked in the hotel though we still waited for a room to be available (please note that the check in time was after 3:00 P.M. and we arrived at 4:50 P.M.).  Hotels get very busy in summertime.  So I understand why they’re behind with housekeeping and stuff sometimes.  They gave us free upgrade to an Executive Suite.

The room upgrade was nice.  The living area is separated by a glass door from the bedroom in the Executive Suite.  In short, more space in the room.  Two televisions are working great.  The only thing I didn’t like is that, the room doesn’t smell good. It has an old carpet smell.  I had to spray a perfume around.  I made a review on the hotel’s site so I hope they will do something about it.

We were so tired from the travel so we relaxed for a while in the room and talked about what we’ll gonna do and where we want to eat for dinner.  We agreed to go to Guadalajara Grill.  My dear husband and I were here five years ago and  we’re back again.  They’re food’s really good. When you visit San Antonio, dine in at Guadalajara Grill.  I highly recommend their Molcajete.  It’s delicious!

Guadalajara Grill in Downtown San Antonio, Texas

Guadalajara Grill in Downtown San Antonio, Texas

After dinner, we strolled on the Riverwalk for a while. It was nice to be back in San Antonio. I liked it there.  It feels like home to me – Downtown that is.  The next was a busy day because we went to Sea World.

 

Be Aware Of Exits Off Toll Roads

The weather was great and we were on our summer vacation in San Antonio three weeks ago.  My husband and I went here five years ago.  This time we had our darling daughter with us and we took her to Sea World.

On our way to San Antonio, we stopped by at a Czech Bakery in West, Texas.  We bought some pastries, particularly Kolache, for snacks.  As you know, Kolache are famous Czech pastry.  They’re delicious.

As we went on driving after the quick shopping in West, my husband and I agreed we will not go through Austin to get away from the rush hour traffic.  So we decided to try taking the Toll Road 130.  It’s a very nice toll road.  If I remembered it right, there’s a section on the toll road posted speed limit 85 mph.  Oh my goodness.  That’s very high.  I stayed on the speed of 75 mph because my car has a small engine.  It’s working very hard on that speed.  On toll road 130, my husband was wondering if we had already passed Austin.  The gas was getting low.  He didn’t want to look at my phone for a map.  He didn’t want to look at the map in my car either.  He kept saying we will be able find an exit very soon.  But we didn’t.  He was furious because we got trapped and charged big on toll fees.  I was nervous because the gasoline indicator is close to Empty.  What a frustrating experience.

We had no choice but to wait until we got to Seguin where the toll road ends.  We stopped by at a gas station and filled up my car’s tank.  We’re all quiet in the car.  San Antonio is about 30 minutes away from Seguin (depending on traffic).  I am just happy that we got there around 4:00 P.M.

No driving on toll road on our way home.

We’re Home For The 4th Of July

I hope y’all had a great American Independence Day celebration on the 4th of July. I know that most of us were traveling and on vacation.  And watching fireworks display in famous landmarks around the country was irresistible.  Some of you who stayed home to celebrate the special occasion with family and friends, I bet had a great time like me.

My family and I just came back from our mini-vacation on July 2nd.  We only had a day to buy food and prepare for the 4th of July party in our home.  But my husband and I were calm and got everything.  Even we were tired from all the traveling, we were able to accommodate our guests on the 4th of July.  🙂  We shot fireworks and everyone had a great time visiting and celebrating America’s Independence Day.

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Planning A Trip To Charleston

The Citadel graduation invitation - Class 2015

The Citadel graduation invitation – Class 2015

In about a month or so, my husband’s nephew is graduating from The Citadel, The Military College Of South Carolina.  He’s taking a course in the navy.  And we are proud to say that he is in the Dean’s List.  He had successfully passed the job interview and he got an officer spot.

Almost all of the family wants to attend the graduation ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina.  Mom and Dad are going, too.  My husband is not 100% sure if he will be able to go because he said it’s hectic at work.  I would like to go.  But the problem is, the work schedule at my part time job doesn’t come until the 25th of this month.  My boss is a flight attendant and she travels most of the time.

Mom and Dad are currently planning their trip to Charleston.  They are also planning to rent a car because Mom and sister-in-law are going on a road trip since Dad is flying.  So Dad wants to know our response as soon as possible if we are going or not.  Because of my work schedule coming late, I want my husband to attend his nephew’s graduation ceremony.  He has to make his decision very soon.