For the most part it was sunny and warm enough to go without a coat. Sunny or overcast, it was a very fun city to celebrate Spring Break. This was our family’s first joint adventure to the southwest and we found it suited us perfectly. We enjoyed the friendly people, lovely weather, good food and variety of activities. We did a lot of things in the city but ventured outside the limits a bit as well. A great hotel on the Riverwalk and a rental car helped us connect with the area and helped make it a time to remember.
Our hotel, Hotel Contessa, was beautiful and located a block or two from all the fun of the Riverwalk. You could easily spend your whole trip there! The big attraction was the Alamo of course. I’m pretty surprised at the small size, but it was still fascinating to tour and explore. We enjoyed a very informative and fun River Cruise. Be prepared for long lines, and eat some wonderful Tex Mex…and some delicious Margaritas.
If you ask the Princess, she would say Lego Land and the Sea Life exhibit was her favorite…at least in the top 3. I would not know, I enjoyed a bit of pampering at the Spa while she and my hero got their build on… It was wonderful.
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Enjoy this look back at St. Patrick’s many years ago.
A restful weekend here in Annapolis, in no small part thanks to a crazy burned out electrical transformer that led to a blown out Verizon box that led to a service call to happen between 9am and 9pm that led to a mandatory day at home. It is a wonder how we ever did anything without the internet…or Fios TV. Anyway, it did give me time to put together a St. Patrick Day mantel. I have never attempted to capture the luck of the Irish in my decor, but like my Valentine’s mantel, I am quite pleased that the simplest additions really do have major impact. Do you like the sparkly shamrock? I give the Princess full credit!
Some green depression, vintage postcards and a bunting of shamrock pennants gives homage to Old Saint Patrick. A close-up of the gorgeous green of the glass.
Vintage St. Patrick postcards are known for their amusing nature and exuberant love of the perfect Irish lass! I love these examples of both.
My Hero also kept busy this weekend. He was able to hang my darling new antique sampler…a post for another time. Thank goodness he had a reliable helper. Someone has to chose the perfect nail!