Our morning after Christmas was meant to be big fun! We hired a magician to go to the local hospital and put on a show for the children there. We all got our sleepy heads out of bed early to be ready for the magicians arrival but one hour before the show the hospital called to say there were only five children on the floor! One was a baby, two were contagious and unable to attend the playroom, which left two kids to watch a magic show. I postponed. How disappointing.
This whole event was the only thing I wanted for Christmas. We bought tubs full of toys to give to the kids. We’re going to try and do it for New Year’s.
Shifting gears as quickly as possible Craig and I packed our over night bags to head into San Antonio for a little getaway. This was the gift I gave to him, time with me downtown! The boys agreed to babysit Kira and give us some alone time for one night. The only hitch was I didn’t know there were two Hyatt’s on the riverwalk, and the one I booked was a little bit farther away than what I thought we were going to have. It wasn’t disappointing except that now Craig has ammunition to tease me about it for as long as he can still get a reaction from me.
Our first stop was in King William district. This is the “prettiest residential street in Texas”. The old city mansions of yesterday are restored today so that strolling the sidewalks is a bit like stepping back into another era.
I realized I could fall in love with an old house, and that’s strange for me because I have had so many houses that long ago I decided they aren’t worth falling in love with at all. But one of these might be another story…
We walked along the river walk to return to our car and realized all of these big homes have riverside entrances from their back gate. I’d really enjoy stepping out of that gate with my dog and taking a long walk over to the riverwalk to sit at a café and do my writing.
The more time we spend in the downtown area of our home city, the more I realize two things, we love this place, and living downtown would be fun!
The shops of Villita are quaint little cottages filled with art and interest.
There is an old fashioned wooden playground that would be worth a visit for Kira. We paid twenty dollars for an elevator ride to the top of the tower where there is a restaurant and an observation deck. It is interesting to see the city from 750 feet up, but too cold and windy to linger for long. We gave this place a Cminus.