San Antonio – day 2

Another wonderful day here in Texas. While sipping on some cocktails this afternoon, Adam and I realized that we needed this vacation more than we even knew. We’re not really museum people, so there wasn’t much on our agenda except for walking around, eating and sleeping. Perfect! :)

We started the day with a brunch at Mi Tierra. Mi Tierra has been around for over 65 years and started with a 3-table establishment. Today it is a massive 600-person restaurant with a very large bakery at the front. I loved all the bright colors everywhere, and even the (slightly cheesy) Mexican outfits the waitresses wore. Definitely felt very festive 😀 Outside of Mi Tierra…

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Upon being seated, of course we were served some warm tortilla chips with salsa. Both were surprisingly outstanding (I’m usually not much of a chips + salsa fan).

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For my meal I decided to order some huevos rancheros – 2 eggs (over medium) with Ranchero sauce, ham, refried beans, breakfast potatoes and tortillas.

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My potatoes had onions, so the waiter was happy to request a special order of onion-free potatoes (great service there, btw!)

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And the tortillas were the best! So soft and doughy… we ended up buying some more to bring home. Yes, they were that good.

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I decided to make breakfast tacos with my eggs, salsa and potatoes (didn’t eat the ham) 😀

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Great, great brunch! Mi Tierra is on everyone’s must-go-to list when in San Antonio, so be sure to check it out if you’re ever in the City. Delicious :) Also delicious were some baked goods from their bakery that I bought for later (more on that in a bit).

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After breakfast we checked out the Market Square area, including El Mercado.

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El Mercado had dozens of Mexican souvenir shops and I bought a little friend to take home with me to remember our trip… 😀

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Cute, no?

Then Adam and I took the trolley back to the downtown area and played with my camera 😉

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Oh yes, I had to break into my bag of goodies at some point. This was recommended to me by one of the bakery workers as a must-try treat and is called Ricardo. Ricardo tasted like a giant baked donut, filled with custard and topped with caramel and pecans. Texans love their pecans and I’m definitely not complaining about that. Mmm, pecans 😀

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This was gigantic! I took a few bites, licked my fingers and put it away for later. Let’s just say this guy is gone by now 😉

Day time Riverwalk pics….

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After lots of walking, a little mid day nap (love vacation!!), Adam and I headed to the top of the Tower of the Americas for a few drinks. The tower is 600 ft high, so the views are pretty spectacular.

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Views before sundown..

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My Cosmo Vox – Vox vodka, cointreau and splash of cranberry

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My drink was $6 (during happy-hour) and the admission to the observation deck would have cost us $11/person. I think we made the right choice 😉

Views after sundown… stunning!

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Dinner time! Remember the bummer from yesterday when The County Line was closed in Austin? We found another one on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Yay! Adam took this picture of me during the day…

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I was SO excited for some good bbq! Dinner started with a side salad and a few small slices of whole wheat bread

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I actually didn’t eat much of the salad because minutes later my 1/2 rack of pork ribs with mashed potatoes showed up. Mmm, saucy ribs. Yes, please!

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The ribs were nice and smoky and the sauce was amazing. I would say the ribs weren’t particularly tender (cooked too fast on high heat?) but the sauce was so good I didn’t really care. The mashed potatoes were buttery, garlicky and also very delicious. This meal was messy but exactly what I wanted. Some unsweetened ice tea helped it all go down easy 😉

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A little more playing with the camera and my tripod… pics of the Riverwalk at night

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… and then it was time for dessert! I’m definitely ashamed to even mention this. A little piggy of me, but I can’t help it. It’s vacation and I LOVE dessert!! We found a little Texan Bistro – Boudro’s that had a nice table by the water and a delicious sounding dessert menu. Adam was shocked that I didn’t go for the chocolate brownie, when I ordered the warm fresh berry cobbler with raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream. I know, I’m just so full of surprises. 😆 hehe

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This was so interesting… lots of berries, apples and nuts. Even the ice cream had pine nuts! Yum.

One of the few pictures we have together in San Antonio…

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And then another one with the help of my trusty bendy tripod 😀

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I hope you had a great day! I’m off to relax in our hotel room and plan our last day in Texas.

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