San Antonio had been on my list of top places to visit way back when I lived in Houston. It is only a two hours drive but somehow I never made it there in my 5 years of living in Houston :(. Anyways, I finally made it San Antonio in February. It was everything I imagined it to be.
So how did I end up in San Antonio? Well, a friend was coming in for a conference and invited me. Glad I accepted the invite and summoned the courage to drive 4 hours from the valley. I drove there on a Friday right after work. We dined at a restaurant in downtown San Antonio and caught up on each other’s life.
I spent Saturday exploring the river walk, the Alamo and downtown area. River Walk seem like something out of the movie. Lots of restaurants, hotels and stores are located on both sides of the river. You can even take a boat cruise on the river. I loved the energy there.
Alamo: Okay, it didn’t meet up to my expectation. I had imagined something extravagant in my head. But it was still a great place. Plus lots of museums around.
Two weeks ago, I was in Dallas. See, Dallas is not one of my favorite cities in Texas but I got friends there and we had a three day weekend so Dallas we went. I was able to experience another part of Dallas. Maybe Dallas will warm up to me gradually.
We arrived Friday evening after an 8hours drive from the valley. Bar hopped Friday night J. Saturday, we attended the Deep Ellum Art festival. Yummy food, beautiful overpriced arts, great ambience and cool alternative music. The funnel cake was my favorite. We ended Saturday night at a dope movie theater. We watched Fast & Furious.
Best part of the trips was that I drove. Drove solo to San Antonio and alternated driving with a friend to Dallas. Driving is not my thing so I’m glad I’m not letting it stop me from exploring Texas 🙂
I want to do more of this. I plan on exploring various cities in Texas before I leave…………So Roma, El Paso, Corpus, Laredo, Austin, San Benito, Falfurrias get ready :).