June 22, 2016

The Botanical Garden

6-6-16 Continued

After the Japanese Tea Garden, we made a short jaunt to The San Antonio Botanical Garden. Admission here was not free (but we did get a Senior discount because of Mom ha ha!), and we didn't think it was nearly as pretty as the Japanese Tea Garden...but it was still nice to enjoy it together!

Neither of us had ever seen how a pomegranate grows! It hangs from a tree!
This one was my favorite, the color was just gorgeous!
My Mom has a big green thumb and it was fun to watch her walk through and recognize
things...I wish I had some kind of green on my thumb, but alas it is pure black!
When leaving the garden, we asked the employees for a good place to eat lunch nearby.
They actually gave us a list, and we picked out where we wanted to go -- only to find out it
was no longer there. Then we tried another one, and it was nowhere to be found. So, we decided
on a cute little French cafe called Le Madeleine. It was quite delicious, and Mom bought us a package of these delicious Linzer shortbread cookies filled with jam...mmmmmm!
When we got back to the hotel, we headed up to the roof to spend a little time by
the pool! Mom laid in the sun and I lounged in the shade, it was perfect. My big round
lounge chair was positioned in a corner surrounded by glass...it was gorgeous
with the downtown skyline behind me!
Once we had relaxed and read and napped by the pool, we headed to the
Riverwalk Mall and shopped around there. I found a very cute dress on a very big sale...
but otherwise we struck out there. Then we decided that we wanted Italian this evening,
and so we chose Michelino's. It ended up being quite tasty! We shared a linguine
dish with shrimp mmm mmm!
Mom asked our waiter where the Harley store was and he had no idea. He was
sending us down the highway! But, we knew that there was one by the Riverwalk,
and google led us right there! Mom found a great souvenir tshirt for Randy!
We wandered on, and Mom was able to find her beautiful turquoise bracelet souvenir!
We loved this gorgeous glass sculpture!
Mom had to get real close to this mosaic to inspect all the tiny little tiles!
We randomly returned up to street level from the Riverwalk, and ta da! There was
the Alamo! I had no idea (but knew it was close by somewhere)...so we were able
to see that. Neither Mom nor I are too concerned with history/museums/etc, so we
just snapped a quick selfie to say we did!

Once we walked back to the hotel, we stopped in the hotel bar for a night cap. Mom had a moscato and I had a Baileys. We chatted and relaxed and then headed up to the room for some tv and showers. Another wonderful day! All in all, my FitBit told me that we walked over 14,000 steps! So about 6 miles done in this one day!!

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