Well, it wasn’t Hawaii or Europe, but we had a great time anyway on our long weekend trip to Austin and San Antonio.
A big snowstorm hit the night before. Made things pretty, but it was icy and un-drivable for a while.
Happily, the ice melted by lunchtime and we were able to set out for central Texas.
The State Capitol was quite impressive, as befits a state as grand as Texas.
The Alamo was very cool but crowded with what seemed to be half of Texas. After reading a few signs and legends, we realized that by sheer happenstance, we were there on Battle of the Alamo Day – March 6! No wonder the whole world was there! But we still had fun. And here, in probably the most important historical site in the state, Texas pride was on full display.
The most fun was the next day at Natural Bridges Caverns, and Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch. Kind of like Lion Country Safari they used to have in Orange County, but without the predators. Had quite a few large gazelles, bison and ostrich eat out of our hands.
The Sicilian donkeys were a hoot.
Just because they were herbivores doesn’t mean they were small.
And they had a whole BUNCH of giraffes.
We had brunch at Mi Tierra on the last day and were serenaded by these fun mariachis.
It was a fabulous trip with my wonderful honey!
And since it was our anniversary, we should include a photo of us together, though it’s not from that trip. We went to the Dallas Zoo just this last weekend: