Our Thanksgiving was wonderful at Mark's mothers house. She decided to go simple this year and use decorative paper plates which was awesome.
We were of course missing Michele and Pam who were not able to make the trip from Arizona due to some health issues with their dog Stanley that happened right before the trip. Also Pam's parents declining health issues were also present.
Mom was starting to cut the pies and she was holding this large knife and I asked Barbara to take a picture of her. Of course the boys joined in for a funny Thanksgiving photo!
On Friday evening we went over to Mark's brother Jeff's house for dinner. That is Jeff, his wife Barbara, son's Nicholas & Hunter, Mark's mom Vivian, his brother Jimmy and wife Caprice. They came in from Chicago. Earlier that day we went out for an amazing early lunch at Pappasito's Cantina.
That's Mark with Nicholas, Jeff, Jimmy and Hunter. They had fun playing ball in the backyard!
Jimmy and Caprice headed home on Saturday morning very early and Mark joined them in the cab so he could pick up the rental car for our trip to San Antonio.
We left on Monday morning in pouring rain for San Antonio, TX. When we arrived in San Antonio we went over to see a house that Mark lived in for about 3 years with his mother and step-father. We also drove around the area for awhile so he could check out places that he was familiar with to see what they looked like today.
We stayed at one of the Marriott Hotels on the Riverwalk and were given a very nice suite to stay in.
Some views from the Riverwalk.....
Then we headed on over to the Alamo which was fun to walk through.
No photos allowed inside!
Loved this cactus....
After the Alamo we headed on over to have a yearly dinner at The Palm Restaurant which was as awesome as usual. I just love eating there.
Then when we got back to the hotel we went back down to the Riverwalk and took the boat ride on the river to see the Christmas lights. It was so cold that day that it was hard to believe we were in Texas. It was probably only about 50 degrees but with the wind chill factor it felt a lot colder.
This was the Gingerbread House at the Marriott.
Mark attended a conference on Tuesday and we had a late check out of 2 pm. He was done a little earlier than he thought he would be so we headed back to another Pappasito's to have lunch.....yum! Then we headed back to his mother's house and had a nice evening with her.
On Wednesday we were going to go out for lunch with Mark's mom before our flight but her cold had gotten the best of her. So we took off a little earlier for the airport and grabbed a bite to eat at Cat Cora's Kitchen at the airport. I really enjoy this restaurant and when we have a long layover we eat there.
Made it home safely which is always a nice feeling. On Thursday morning I woke up feeling very congested and ended up not going to bowling which was a bummer. I love going to bowling!
I do feel better today, have been doing breathing treatments. This is just a regular issue if I catch a cold or overdue. Not connected with my other illness that I had in Aug, Sept, & Oct.