Hello lovelies! I’ve been on vacation for the last week and took a break from writing. I must say that I missed it and am glad to be back feeling refreshed and renewed. I was in San Antonio, Texas visiting relatives and a few friends while also taking in a bit of what the area had to offer. It was a really fun visit with lots of memories made and laughs shared.
I have a personal connection to the area as well. My dad and his brother and sisters spent a great deal of their growing up time at an Air Force base in San Antonio. I hadn’t been to Texas before, so getting to see a few of the places my dad and his family used to frequent was really nice. Experiencing the insane Texas heat (and humidity) was also quite a shocker. You’ll notice my hair is up in quite a few pictures. It was just too hot to wear it down and keeping it styled was just not happening. Scroll through the pictures below to see what I did!
Flight from Dulles airport! Wearing J Crew shorts, Elle top, and a Dooney bag!
When my flight arrives in Austin, each gate was full so we had to get off the plane in the middle of the tarmac. I couldn’t decide if I felt important because this looked cool or forgotten because a Lufthansa plane was sitting a few feet away at our gate.
Ghost tour! In this window supposedly you can sometimes see a soldier standing behind you. Creepy.
My coworker/friend David went on the tour with me.
My EMF detector! Designed to pick up electro-magnetic forces in the atmosphere.
Our tour guide, Wolf of Bad Wolf Ghost Tours! Such a history buff and full of funny stories.
I enjoyed tasting some macarons in downtown San Antonio Saturday. The line was almost out the door for these treats!
My oldest cousin, Josh, and I. We hadn’t seen each other since we were kids!
Lots of horse-drawn carriages in the city! Most of them were lit up like this too.
The Alamo! Such an incredible place to see and learn about Texas history.
I really like the architecture of the Alamo. It says a lot about the Spanish influence of the area and the origins of Texas.
San Antonio River Walk! A great area to take in San Antonio’s delicious cuisine and people watch.
More on my time in San Antonio to come tomorrow! I’ll be doing a little haul of the things I bought at the San Marcos outlets including a new Kate Spade bag perfect for any young professional lady!
Despite recent flooding and otherwise dreary weather, this week I’m making my way down to the great state of Texas! I’ve got boots, Cowboys, and Tex-Mex on my mind and I can’t wait for my first visit to this desert oasis. Actually, from what I’ve been told, it’s not all a desert and not everyone wears boots or knows how to saddle a horse. I’m just fulfilling my childhood fantasies of a remote outpost with dangerous outlaws and heroic sheriffs. Can you blame me?
My plans are to fly into Austin and then make my way to San Antonio where I’ll spend the majority of my time. I’ll be doing some sight seeing, shopping, and trying some of the local cuisine. I was hoping there would be a dude ranch near by the city so I could ride horses and pretend I’m a cowgirl. Apparently, ranches aren’t just everywhere in this part of Texas. Instead of chaps and spurs, I’ll be wearing sundresses and sandals. I ripped through my closet trying to find tribal and Aztec prints to wear and no such luck. I think I’ll have to stick to the east coast prep style. Hopefully Texans like Lilly Pulitzer and Sperrys as much as we do East of the Mississippi.
I’ll update you on my trip via Instagram! Be sure to follow me (@wittynpretty21)