Every family has a season. To some, harvest keeps their loved ones in the field. To others, tax season keeps their plus one in the office for too many hours of the day.
In our family, we have college football.
I love college football. I love the hype, the Johnny Footballs, rivalry games and heated commentary. I also love when that guy I married isn’t exhausted and can give me my much desired attention. Confession: I really like attention. Myers-Briggs ENTP at your service.
When I was born do you think anyone thought to themselves, “good things she’s born after Championship Weekend! It will be so nice for her and her sportswriter husband to have a weekend to celebrate and unwind!”? Probably not.
Unrelated: I was, however, born during an IU hoops game. According to my mom, neither the doctor nor my dad could keep their eyes off the game. I don’t blame them. That season, IU went on to win the gold ball over Syracuse with Steve Alford on the roster. Man, I feel horrible even writing this. I grew up in a Gene Keady household and I was born during an IU game.
This past weekend, we drove 80 miles south on I-35 to explore Texas’ seventh largest city. We had both been before – separately – and were determined to discover the most authentic attributes of this sparkling city, this time as married folk.
After a quick stop at the outlet mall and a birthday feast at Taqueria Guanajuato, both receiving high approval ratings from yours truly, we rolled into the at&t center.
Losing in overtime, the Spurs held Kobe from surpassing Jordan's point record, for one more night anyway. Standing room only for the Spurs. Or maybe it was for Swaggy P?
From now on y'all call me Swaggy B.
Staying on the River Walk ensured we had easy access to mostly everything and the most incredible view. Saturday morning — my first morning as a 28-year-old — for instance, I clutched my vanilla latte as I strolled through the empty River Walk as vendors set up their art displays. Not horrible, I tell you.
This is what happens when someone proposes on your birthday. Bar = high.
Everyone knows about the River Walk, but not everyone knows about San Antonio's historic neighborhoods. Maybe they do, but they probably don't take the time to visit.
It's worth the time.
Oh my sweet, King William Historic Neighborhood. I love your tacos and outdoor spaces, new renovations and friendly folks. You were a perfect follow to Alamo: The Price of Freedom in IMAX and seeing the interior of such an iconic Texas landmark.
As a new Texan, I appreciate you more than I ever have.
Right above tacos.
San Antonio is best discovered when you leave plans to the wayside.
Walk, explore and let your phones die. Sip bourbon you'd never try. Pair sparkling wine with your french fries. Leave the bars only to rent a way-too-expensive movie on demand. Regarding the latter: spend too many minutes discussing how Guardians of the Galaxy's storyline is modeled after the defenders of the Alamo.
Visit San Antonio.
Fall in love with Texas.
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Stay on the River Walk.
Order the fish (and chicken) tacos at Rosarios.
Devour the Akaushi at Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood.
Grab a local pint (Shiner Cheer!) at The Friendly Spot.
Absolutely order the fries to pair with your sparkling wine at Zinc Wine & Bistro.
Learn about the Alamo on one the largest IMAX screens in Texas.
Visit the Alamo.