My daughter calls me and says she needs a mini-vacation. She made reservations at El Tropicano, we load up our stuff and head to San Antonio for a couple of days. We arrived at the hotel early Tuesday afternoon. After hauling our bags up to the room, we decided to go to The Market Square. Amy did a little shopping and then we ate at La Margarita, and yes, I did have a margarita. We were even serenaded while waiting for our food.
The hotel is right on the Riverwalk. Feeling stuffed after our meal, we thought we would go for a walk by the river. Our walk lasted about two hours. When we got back to the hotel, we thought a tall margarita on the patio overlooking the water was in order. Very refreshing!
Wednesday morning, we walked to the Alamo and toured the place. While we were walking through the courtyard, we noticed a cat strolling down the sidewalk. At the gift shop, we saw post cards and refrigerator magnets with the picture of the cat we just saw. Come to find out, this cat is a resident at the Alamo and known as C.C. the Alamo Cat. Her full name is Mistress Clara Carmack. Well, we had to go find her and take her picture if she is so famous.
From the Alamo, we made our way back to the Riverwalk and found a place to have a late breakfast. Back at the hotel, we saw a flyer for Wildlife Ranch. This is one of those places that you drive through and see the animals. That sounded like fun, so off we went.
Some of the animals were not shy about getting the treats we were given at the gate. If they were tall enough, they just stuck their head right in the window.
Thursday morning, on our way out of town, we stopped at Big Lou's Pizza. They are famous for their 42" pizza. We didn't feel quite that hungry. We ordered the 16" and Amy took home what was left, which was most of it.
It's always nice to get-away, but nice to get back home too.