Anyway, we're back in San Antonio. We had a nice warm welcome from our friends Juan & Pablo here.
|Ola, or as Evan says, "olé".|
Speaking of Evan and olé, we went to our favorite souvenir shop across from the Alamo the first full day we were here. Evan has been talking about an olé hat since we left Bampa's house in January. (In case you don't know what an olé hat is, I believe the correct terminology is a Three Amigos hat.) Luckily, he changed his mind when he saw them and decided he didn't need one after all. They were like 30 to 40 bucks or more, so instead we bought a $5.99 pink cowgirl hat with sequins and a sparkly crown on it for Sophie, and a couple $1.99 toy guns. Now we've got what we came for and can return home. Olé.
I'm just kidding. We're not going home, we have a whole week of trashing a hotel room ahead of us.
|I'm not kidding about that one.|
And for the record, that blurry face was all natural baby.
The temple is on a hill overlooking a nice residential part of San Antonio. It feels like it's set apart from the city. Such a peaceful feeling. And we didn't even go inside!
Anyway, back to Mardi Gras...or now Ash Wednesday...or Lent for that matter. We aren't giving anything up for Lent, but I think it's a fabulous idea. I'll have to think on that one for next year. We did, however, visit a couple of the Missions here in San Antonio. I had no idea there were more than just the Alamo to visit. And honestly? The Alamo is nicely landscaped and restored, and I know it's super historic (especially since we're Texans now) but the other missions were WAY cooler to visit! It felt a little bit like visiting crumbly old castles in France, only they were crumbly old churches in Texas. Very cool. Or as Evan says, olé!
|I realize how fabulous this family picture is,|
but I promise it was better than the selfie we took.