Thursday, July 6, 2017

A Long Weekend In San Antonio


This past weekend, I went on a trip unlike any other trip I'd ever been on. My family drove down to San Antonio for the weekend, and we stayed at the most beautiful resort ever. The resort had so much to do that we didn't end up leaving at all (except to eat dinner!) I had so much fun and took a ton of pictures, so I put them all together in an incredibly long blog post for y'all.


We left on Friday afternoon, made it there Friday night, and returned on Tuesday afternoon. For dinner on Friday, I picked out this place called Eggspectation, simply because I have an affinity for bad puns. I got the lobster and shrimp pasta, and YUM. The pasta was slightly spicy and had the perfect amount of seafood in it. I also had a bite of my dad's flatbread which was also really good! We stayed at a Hyatt House that night, and then woke up early the next day to start the adventures. 

 Top // Shorts // Necklace // Bracelet

On Saturday, we visited my cousin at her camp and stopped at the James Avery in Kerville before we headed to the resort where we would be staying. For those of you who didn't know, I'm a huge fan of James Avery! I have earrings, a ring, necklaces, and a charm bracelet, that I wear on a daily basis from there. 99% of my silver jewelry comes from James Avery... you get the point. Whenever my family stops in Kerrville, we always go by the James Avery headquarters! Not only is it so cool to see where they make the jewelry, the whole place is incredibly scenic and makes for some great pictures. I get a new charm for my bracelet each time I go, and this year I got the camera charm!



On our way from Kerrville to San Antonio, I climbed Enchanted Rock with my dad and sister. My dad had really wanted to do this, and it was so much fun. The hike wasn't too hard (we did it midday so it was quite hot though) and the view from the top was absolutely incredible! I'm dying to go back someday and watch the sunrise or sunset from the top - how cool would that be??


After Enchanted Rock, we finally made it to the hotel... and we didn't leave for over 24 hours. We stayed at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort, and it was by far the prettiest hotel I've ever stayed in - just look at it! I fell in love with the sky blue accents on the white stone building, the flowering plants everywhere... everything was truly picture perfect. There was so much to do at the resort - we biked up and down the property, went swimming, played tennis and golf, and so much more! I felt like I was at Wii Sports Resort the whole time, and I didn't want to leave.


The resort had a big bike rack where you could grab a bike and ride it through the trails, and it immediately became my go-to mode of transportation. It was so convienent to be able to go from the golf course to the pool just like that, and it made me really want a cruiser like this one after spending a few days riding around.

Now, for the part you've all been waiting for... THE FOOD!

We ate at so many good restaurants throughout the trip, and I recommend all of them! Since all we basically did from Saturday evening to Monday evening was stay at the hotel, I thought I'd devote this section of the post to the food that we ate while staying at the Hyatt.



The Hyatt had an absolutely amazing breakfast buffet that we took advantage of each morning. Fresh fruit, pastries, eggs, an omlette station, a pancake station, you name it, and the Hyatt had it. They also had a menu that you could order off of, so the first morning, I tried my first ever acai bowl! It was okay, but I don't think I've been missing out on anything so far. Anyway, the next morning I decided to have the buffet, and ate to my heart's content. My sister also got chocolate chip pancakes both mornings, and they were delicious!


On Saturday, we ate at the restaurant at the resort, called Antler Lodge. I had some sort of pasta with a butternut squash sauce and tons of veggies dispersed throughout - it was quite tasty!



For whatever unknown reason, my sister does not like Mexican food, so we set out on Sunday night to find some Italian food to appease her. We finally settled on a place (I can't remember the name of it, sorry!), and oh my gosh. Best. Pesto. Ever. It doesn't look that pretty from the picture, but my pesto pasta was heavenly and I enjoyed every bite. My dad also got a wedge salad (shown in the first picture) and while I'm not a huge salad fan, it was definitely the prettiest salad I've ever seen!

On Monday afternoon, we migrated to the next hotel that we were staying at, the JW Marriott. They had a huge water park that I really enjoyed, but I preferred the Hyatt to the Marriott. Both hotels were really nice, though! We spent most of Monday afternoon at the water park, then headed to dinner!




Ironically, my favorite restaurant of the trip was the one where I didn't end up eating my dinner. On Monday, we went to a place called La Fogata. Before I even looked at the menu, the restaurant was already one of my all time favorites, simply based on the decor. I loved all of the neon lights, the casual patio vibes, everything. I ordered a stuffed poblano pepper with pomegranates and pecans that sounded amazing, but I didn't realize that it had ground beef in it (which I don't eat) so I ended up eating the sauce off the top of the pepper (BEST. SAUCE. EVER) and eating my sister's cheese enchilada that she didn't like (which was actually really good). I also had a bite of my dad's meal and all around the food was good, so I ended up feeling very full and happy despite my mishap.

On Tuesday morning, we woke up early to enjoy the water park before we left. We got in the car to head back to Dallas around noon, and stopped for lunch before our departure.


We ate at a family-owned Italian place that had lots of locations in both San Antonio and Dallas. I had the spinach lasagna, and while it was good, it wasn't anything spectacular. I was still pleased with my meal, though!

On our drive back to Dallas, we stopped to visit some family that we hadn't seen in a while, and it was really nice to catch up. After that, it was back on the road!


When we made it back to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we had dinner at a restaurant called HG Sply Co that I absolutely fell in love with. It was the most "me" restaurant ever - everything was super healthy and they had lots of healthy foods like quinoa, cauliflower, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, black beans, you get the idea. I had the hardest time choosing what to get and I will definitely be heading back!

After dinner, we watched fireworks from the rooftop of a parking garage, and when driving home, we stopped to watch even more. I think we ended up seeing five or six different shows, which was really cool!

Overall, it was an incredibly fun weekend and I really enjoyed relaxing & eating a bunch of yummy food. Thanks for following along!

Have you ever been to San Antonio? What did you do while there? I'm always looking for more travel recommendations!

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this post! It's so cool that you always go to local restaurants when you travel and order unique things! I've been to San Antonio once, we went to the river walk and the Alamo.

    Madison // Mads Maybe

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  2. I loved this blog post Brooke! All the food looks delicious! Hope you had fun!

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