I recently found out that there are 5 dog parks in San Antonio. I gave myself the personal challenge of visiting each one to see which one Toby & Roxy liked best. Today, we ventured to the city’s southwest part of town and visited Pearsall Park. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. The sun was out but the cool breeze made it super comfortable to be outside. The park was clean and there were dogs of all shapes and sizes enjoying themselves with their owners. Roxy doesn’t always get along with other dogs so only Toby got to enjoy the park today. He had a blast. Dogs are so easy to please.
Have you been to Chef Johnny Hernandez’s newest restaurant|botanero, The Fruteria? Check out woohoo4sa’s introduction and make sure to stop by for one of their tortas and marquitos. Those are woohoo4sa’s personal favorites
Be on the lookout for Chef Hernandez’s openings of The Fruteria and La Gloria in the San Antonio International Airport. The travelers that fly through this airport will be in for a treat!
With “Downtown Tuesday” being the new Friday, I have found myself wanting to take advantage of the city’s free parking as often as I can (I LOVE bargains). I have been wanting to visit Third Brewsday and this past week, I finally got the chance. Beer, live music and food trucks? Sounds like a winning event to me. Best of all, this is a free event to the public!
Third Brewsday is held on the third Tuesday of each month at Hemisfair Park and each month has a different theme. I have seen a Mardi Gras and Cowboy theme in the past via Facebook postings. This month’s event had a Blue Moon theme. Thank to my beer connoisseur husband, Kevin, I have grown to appreciate this wheat style beer. There was beer available for purchase and Blue Moon backdrops throughout. Groups of people could take a photo in front of the themed backdrop. I had read that there were going to be samples given out, but probably got there too late to enjoy. I didn’t see any samples but beer was reasonably priced at $3 a serving.
There was a live art contest going on in which each participating artist had to incorporate the Blue Moon logo. The winner would go on to get a cash prize and a full page ad in the San Antonio Current. It was interesting see the artists’ different interpretation of the logo mixed with iconic San Antonio imagery. It felt like Hemisfair Park was turned into an outdoor art gallery with the participating artists displaying other art pieces they had created.
Wheelie Gourmet, DUK Truck, Cheesy Jane’s and Say She Ate were the featured food trucks for this month. After sampling their cuisine, you’ll quickly understand why these food trucks are some of the most popular in San Antonio and draw a big crowd.
From families to obvious “date nights”, the crowd was pretty diverse on Hemsfair’s green pastures. The park was filled with lawn chairs and blankets on the ground. Everyone had made themselves at home and it was a pleasant, relaxed environment.
The fact that the B-Cycle station across the street at La Villita was full and that there were tons of bicycles in the bike rack and chained to the surrounding trees shows there were a lot of downtown residents in attendance. In fact, my friend and I had taken advantage of the nice weather and ridden down from the Historic Pearl Brewery to check out the event. I was on my pink cruiser and she had ridden on a B-Cycle.
Overall, this is a fun and budget friendly event. Reasonably priced beer is always a plus! I’d definately return to see what next month’s theme is. Maybe I’ll see you there.
The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® just released this press release…
Low Days on Market and Reduced Inventory Point to Healthy Housing Market
Single family residential homes spent a mere 99 days on market in February 2013, down four percent from this time last year, according to the February 2013 Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®.
San Antonio’s residential real estate market is improving….Lower DOM means buyers are buying!
I had the honor of attending a wedding at the beautiful and historic San Fernando Cathedral over this past weekend. What made the wedding even more special was that my younger brother was the groom! My family has deep roots in San Antonio with my great great grandparents having been married in the same Cathedral in 1891.
Located in San Antonio’s Main Plaza, San Fernando is hailed as Texas’ oldest cathedral. Despite my frequent downtown visits, I have never ventured inside the Cathedral until the wedding rehearsal.
Opening the large wooden doors of this 18th century, Gothic structure, my mind immediately thought of all the masses, baptisms, weddings and funerals held over the years. In researching the Cathedral’s background, I have even read there are the remains of the Alamo defenders buried under the sanctuary railing. San Fernando exudes wonderful history!
During my brother’s wedding ceremony, the grand organ on the upper balcony filled the room with harmonious notes. The Cathedral’s high ceilings are breathtaking and the stained glass windows throughout allow the sun to brighten the room.
The walls are lined with prayer candles from both, the very active parishioners and tourists that come to visit. My brother and his new bride had married in one of the prettiest churches I had ever been to.
San Fernando Cathedral is nowhere near the size of Notre-Dame de Paris or St. Peter’s Basilica but it still has its own distinct beauty that is quintessential of Texas. Whether you are a tourist or a local, San Fernando Cathedral is worth the visit.
Thank you to the bride and groom, Carlos and Mari, for the opportunity to finally visit one of San Antonio’s treasures.
Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness
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