Honeymoon: Off to Texas.

It’s been far too long since I last posted about our honeymoon. I figured it was about time to get back to it. 🙂 When I last left off, we were headed to Houston, Texas.

Next stop: Houston, Texas. We decided to pass through Houston (to see my aunt and uncle) on our way to San Antonio. We arrived in town around two and took some time to relax until six when we went out to dinner at Perry’s Steakhouse. Oh my gosh. This place was close to perfect. I ended up ordering the Hong Kong Style Seabass – honestly, one of the best meals I’ve ever had (picture is from the Perry’s Steakhouse site, I didn’t really take any pictures in Houston – oops). I was also persuaded to split Bananas Foster with Marty; my first time ever eating this dessert! Bananas+Brown Sugar=incredible combination. We spent the rest of our evening drinking wine, talking and relaxing. It was a nice change of pace (and one of the only times we spent lounging on the trip.)

Next stop: San Antonio, Texas. I love this city. The Riverwalk area is so beautiful and provides dining/entertainment options for anyone and everyone. When we first arrived, we made sure to see the Alamo before it closed for the day. I’d previously been in the 8th grade but I thought it would be something neat for Marty to see.

Afterwards, we headed back to our room, changed for dinner, and hit up happy hour at our hotel bar. Two free drinks vouchers = happy Diane and Marty.

After happy hour, we strolled along the Riverwalk and then stumbled upon a restaurant called The Iron Cactus. We enjoyed some free chips and salsa and margaritas before heading to another spot for dinner (we wanted to split the night up and see as much as we could!)

During our fajita dinner a mariachi band played for us – something we thought was free until it ended and they asked for $10. Note to self: never assume anything is free. Afterwards we headed back to our hotel for a night swim in the rooftop pool and went out for one last drink at the Esquire.

The Esquire was honestly one of our favorite spots to see during our trip. The bar was established in 1933(the oldest bar on the Riverwalk) and had the neatest 30s vibe to it. We walked in with a swing band playing ‘flapper-ish’ music in the background; it felt as though we stepped back into time. I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone passing through the San Antonio area! 🙂

The next morning we got up early, ate breakfast at our hotel restaurant and headed west. We had a LONNNG day of driving ahead of us so we figured we’d get an early start. Next on the itinerary – Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures from the road… (you know you’re from the Midwest when you pull off to the side of the road and take pictures with a cactus!)

Have you ever been to Texas? If so, which part?

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