I am back after a wonderful 10 days of rest and relaxation! I wish I could say that was true but I am sure you all understand when I say, vacationing is exhausting! As much as I love going away and doing something other than the usual grind, it is so wonderful to come home and crawl into your own bed. I don’t know about y’all, but even though its great to get a break from the kitchen chores and cooking, I can only eat restaurant food for 3 days max and after that I am wanting to cook and eat home food again. We ate out the entire trip pretty much except for one day when we had a family BBQ. I thought I would share some photos from my trip since I haven’t started back in the kitchen yet and though I have post or two ready to go, maybe you’d like to see a non food post? Here is my Spring Break 2013 trip to a Houston wedding and San Antonio, for two days of actual Spring Break.
Despite all the tiredness and fatigue, I had a fabulous time! It was so wonderful to see my dad, siblings, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends! We were eating a lot, talking and laughing way too much and sleeping in the wee hours of the morning. It was a lovely family reunion after about 4 years. My cousin looked very handsome on both his receptions. The bride was gorgeous. We all got a chance to dust off our party clothes, do ourselves up a bit and party! We had a midnight pie run to the House of Pies where we cousins took up 5 tables on a very busy Saturday night/Sunday morning, much to the annoyance of other patrons who obviously weren’t having as much fun as us!
After the wedding festivities, we drove to San Antonio to see my father in law and relax there. San Antonio allowed us to catch a breath and rest a bit. We took the opportunity to visit a couple of places we hadn’t been to there; The Japanese Tea Gardens and The Witte Museum. The Japanese Tea Gardens were beautiful! It was so nice to see lush greenery after months of Colorado grey. It was still a bit too muggy for me with the humidity and heat and I am glad to be back in the cool Colorado temperatures once again. Of course, we couldn’t leave the Gardens without actually trying some tea (I need no excuse when it comes to tea or coffee) We chose a pot of Red Flowering Jasmine and Peach Apricot Oolong; both were fragrant and delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed my 5 cups 🙂
I also had the chance to meet up with the very lovely Denise from the blog From Brazil to You. If you remember, she did my very first guest post. It was so nice to meet the lady behind the wonderful words and photos. She treated me to a delicious lunch at The Turquoise Grill, a Turkish restaurant serving authentic Turkish fare. We had a lovely lunch and great conversation. She has two beautiful daughters who were such perfect little ladies and became great friends with my daughter.Thank you Denise for lunch and your friendship.
Thank you for welcoming my guest bloggers and leaving such wonderful comments while I was gone. I apologise for not replying to comments and for not visiting everyone but with the time frame I was working within and shoddy wifi at best, I just couldn’t get to everyone. I really appreciate y’all stopping by!
Hope y’all have a great rest of the week.