In Love with Garner State Park

Some places never quite live up to their hype and leave you disappointed.   We just spent the day at a place that not only lived up to the accolades from many friends, but had us clearing off our schedules for more visits in the near future. One day is not nearly enough to soak in the unforgettable Frio River. My family is undeniably in love with Garner State Park.       I thought that the Frio would be an experience much like tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers. I have  visited both of these rivers many times over the years but never with my … [Read more...]

The Original Donut Shop

Today was our first summertime visit to the Original Donut Shop. Years ago, we first discovered this iconic place when we wondered why so many cars were lined up for tacos at a donut spot. It was intriguing to say the least, so we pulled in their parking lot to discover it for ourselves. We quickly learned what the long lines were all about! It is now our family tradition to go the restaurant in the summer. It is located about 7 miles from our house; which is probably a good thing because we would eat there more often. We choose to take our out of town visitors there so we can be as giddy … [Read more...]

Twas the week before Christmas with kids

YIKES~Does the thought of having the kids home all week while you are trying to finish your Christmas list put you in a state of panic? Fear not, you can entertain them and the in laws and soak in the sounds and sights of our beautiful city. Here are a few suggestions: Hardberger Park-I love this park. The City of San Antonio really did an incredible job of planning all phases of this park. I wander around both the one on Blanco and the new one on NW Military in awe of how well thought out it is. From the dog parks,the trails,the playground equipment and the beautiful trees that provide so … [Read more...]

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