Monday, December 5, 2016

San Antone San Antone

I hope that y'all had a great first weekend in December!  I had a fun, action packed weekend in San Antonio.  I'm definitely feeling it today.  If only I could have had just one more day to sleep.  Linking up with Biana for Weekending!

Going into work Friday I thought for sure that I'd be able to leave at 12:30.  I subbed for the same teacher two days in a row & on the second day she has the last period of the day off.  I thought for sure that meant that I'd get to leave early because the day before the sub coordinator said that she was trying to move some people around on Friday so that everyone would get at least one off period because some people had two.  Well, an off period I did not get.  Instead, during the last period I got moved to cover another class.  It wasn't the end of the world because the kids were good & I didn't have any set plans for when I arrived in San Antonio but I was hoping to get there earlier rather than later.  Had I left at 12:30 I would have hypothetically gotten there around 4:30.  Instead I didn't get to leave until 3 and then between rain and traffic I didn't arrive until 8 pm.

As soon as I met up with my friend Abby at the hotel we headed out to eat because we were both starving.  Luckily, because traffic had come to a standstill more than once, (it took me a solid hour to get through Austin) I was able to change & get ready on my way there.  We headed to the Riverwalk & ate supper at an Italian place called Michelino's.  We both got the shrimp fettuccine alfredo.  So good.  Our server gave us a few suggestions for bars to hit up but we walked into the first one, pretty much walked right back out except for to go to the bathroom, & then did not trust her judgement after that.  We had been looking for the Buckhorn Museum, which is also a bar, but wound up at a place called The Ticket.  It was a really chill place & they put the National Finals Rodeo on for us.  That combined the fact that it was raining led us to stay there until bar close.  We met a guy visiting from England who was nice & entertaining.  His brother's friend who was with him from Missouri however was a douche & we did not get along at all.  Without ever actually fighting by the end of the night he told me to fuck off because I called him out on being rude & obnoxious.

Our first attempt at an Uber back was a bust.  The guy showed up, kept acting like he didn't know what he was doing or what buttons to push to get the route started, even though from the backseat I could see exactly what he needed to do & even told him, so instead he cancelled our ride while we were still in the car sitting by the curb, accepted a new ride, told us he was sorry he couldn't figure it out & that we'd have to try to call a new one & hopefully it would be him.  Thankfully, it was not.  Also thankfully Uber has awesome customer service because that sitting by the curb cost me $10.  We eventually got a competent driver, got back to the hotel, & went to sleep.

Saturday morning we were up early because Abby was running the the Rock n Roll 10k.  While she ran in that I picked up my 5k packet for the next day & then went to Dennys for breakfast.  Because of the race the place was so busy that by the time I ate & left she was also done with the race.  We met up at Charlie Wants A Burger.  The couple that was sitting next to me at the bar turned out to not only be from Minnesota, but have a cabin on a lake right by my hometown.  Small world!  After a couple of drinks we headed back to the hotel so that we could get ready for a brewery/distillery tour we were signed up for.  We went to Ranger Creek Brewery where we were able to try a couple different beers as well as some of their whiskey.  While we were there we met a couple of other people who told us about another brewery that had just opened, Weathered Souls, so we decided to check that one out afterwards.  There we each just got a beer & then headed to Flying Saucer for supper.  Once we had finished eating we went back to the hotel so that we could drop my car off & then get an Uber to Cowboys.  Cowboys was a blast.  There Professional Bull Riding, dancing, & even non-professional mechanical bull riding by yours truly.  While there I met another person with ties to Minnesota!  Honestly, this happens fairly often.  Apparently Minnesota people don't like to stay put.  After yet again nearly closing down the bar it was back to the hotel to go to sleep.

Sunday morning was an even earlier morning.  We ever so slowly woke up, got ready, & made our way to the Rock n Roll 5k.  We went to the wrong place.  We assumed that the 5k would start in the same location that the 10k had.  It didn't.  So, before even getting to the 5k we had already walked probably a solid mile & a half.  We weren't the only ones however.  On our walk from where we thought it started to where it actually started we were joined by a couple of others who had thought the same thing.  We had already basically decided before even arriving in San Antonio that we'd most likely be walking the 5k.  After two very long nights it was officially decided.  So we walked it.  It started out fairly nice, then started drizzling, & by the end it was pouring rain.  I was not a happy camper by the end.  I was freezing & soaking wet.  We got back to the hotel, put on some dry clothes, checked out, & then went to Pappasitos for some Mexican.  As soon as we were done eating we went our separate ways.  She still had a 2 hours drive home & I still had a 4 hour drive home.  Plus, I knew I wanted to stop in Austin at Stiles Switch BBQ to pick up some food.  That is my favorite BBQ place.  I got the brisket & two sides of potato salad as always.  They have THE BEST potato salad I've ever had in my life.  Because I was still full from lunch I got it to go.  By the time I got home I was basically a zombie.  I heated up my brisket, at some of the food, & then crawled into bed where I caught up on Chicago Fire, NCIS: LA, & This Is Us before going to sleep.


  1. A few bumps along the road, but it sounds like a really fun weekend! The brisket alone sounds like it was worth the trip LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Sounds like it was a fun weekend despite a few bumps. Did you happen to watch The Walking Dead. Next weekend is the mid-season finale. Cannot wait!

  3. Sorry bout the kinks but man did you enjoy some great things!! It's going to be a great week ahead, I just know it!!

    1. It really was a great weekend overall! I hope you're right! I got a call this morning for a job interview for Wednesday. Fingers crossed that goes well.

  4. So did you enjoy your first 5K? Everything you wanted it to be? Did you sign up for another one yet? :D

  5. Sounds like you had a great weekend, even with a few bumps! I really like San Antonio, though I haven't been there in years. I was actually considering going for a long weekend in February or March, but Chris wants to go skiing.