Friday, August 16, 2013

A Week in San Antonio

A few weeks ago we had our state meeting for my company in San Antonio! I rode with another nurse there Tuesday afternoon and after our meeting was over on Friday, John met me there for a fun weekend! 

Tuesday, me and the nurse I rode with, checked in to our room at the Marriott Rivercenter and then walked around the riverwalk and had dinner at Casa Rio. 

{look at how fat she is!! She did not want me to leave Tuesday!}

{view from my room}

Wednesday was the first day of the meetings and I learned so much when I was there! It was also so cool to all the different nurses that do the same things as us all over the state. Wednesday after the meeting my supervisor took us 4 nurses on the team to dinner at Mi Tierra. Of all the times I have been to San Antonio, I've never eaten at this place and it's supposedly a San Antonio staple. The food and margaritas were delish and the atmosphere was even better! After dinner we took a boat ride around the river - a must do on all San Antonio trips!

{our hotel}

{our hotel was connected to the mall - it was dangerous for me! haha}

Thursday after the sessions, I went with one of the nurses on my team to the Tower of the Americas where they have a 4D movie. It was so cute! And then we went up top to the observation deck! She had never been to San Antonio so we had to walk past the Alamo and then we had dinner at Salt Grass on the river.

{of course I facetimed by babies ;)}

Friday we got out of our sessions at noon and then John met me there around 1. We had lunch on the river right outside our hotel and then headed to Fiesta Texas! We were both a little skeptical about going and walking around outside when it was over 100 degrees outside but I wanted to go! It actually turned out not to be so bad - the park was empty! We walked up to every ride and managed to pretty much ride all the rides we wanted to in less than 4 hours. It was fun, but I am not much of a roller coaster person anymore. It sucks getting old! We got dinner on the riverwalk again on Friday night after we made it back to our hotel and went to bed early!

Saturday we slept late and didn't really know what to do because it was SO hot. It was just too hot to get ready and go walk around the riverwalk outside so we looked up some fun things to do around the area and Natural Bridge Caverns came up. I hadn't been here in years and John had never been so I thought it would be the perfect way to spend our day. You basically walk really far underground in to the cavern. I think they said it was equivalent to walking down and back up 18 flights of stairs. It's 70 degrees and 99% humidity inside. You also aren't allowed to touch anything in there which at times is very hard considering you have to duck to get through places. It was so fun, but hot and tiring!

We stopped somewhere close by the caverns for dinner which was so yum!! We got back to the hotel and just decided to head home even though we were supposed to stay until Sunday. After being away since Tuesday I was so ready to get home and sleep in my own bed. 

{I have a Vera Bradley problem...}

I love my job and am so thankful I get to do fun things like this for work!

Have you ever been to San Antonio?



Jenna said...

How fun!!!!! And what a beautiful city... looks like y'all had a great time!

Momma J said...

I'm right there with you on the vera bradley problem! oh, and LOVE your new purse! too cute!

Annabelle said...

LOVE San Antonio! It's been a while since I've been but the Riverwalk is my favorite place to be! If you ever go back you should check out Gravevine Mills!

Kathryn said...

Looks like a fun trip. I've only been there once, when I was pretty young. I love caves, strange I know, but that makes me want to go visit!

Cori @ Everyday Enchanted said...

Reading about your trip and seeing the pictures really makes me want to go back to San Antonio! I fell in love with the city when we went back in March.

Sara Lynn said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!!! I would love to visit San Antonion, maybe one day :)

Jamie said...

I went to San Antonio in 2010 for a work conference. I love that city! We did the Tower of the Americas but since I'm terrified of heights, I was too afraid to get off at the top and wait for the elevator to come I ended up riding the elevator up and down until my coworker was ready to come back down. In hindsight, that was pretty silly seeing as the elevator is glass and I'm still going that far up, more than once!! I did make great friends with the elevator operator that day :)

Ashley R said...

This looks like such a fun trip!

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