3.13.2012

Hometown Series - Rochelle of Life, Love and in Between

Another hometown series post! I hope y'all aren't getting tired of them, I just have a love of traveling and learning about the different places of our great country and the amazing places bloggers have in their hometowns. Today we are staying again in Texas. Last week we were in Bryan, Texas and now we are heading to San Antonio. Rochelle will be sharing with you all, so take it away Rochelle!




Howdy Henning Love readers!

My  name is Rochelle, and I blog over at Life, Love and in Between. I haven't blogged in a while, due to Geek Squad having my laptop for two weeks but I promise I will get back at it again as soon as I get it back. Well, lets get started shall we?

I'm currently living in Houston, but I grew up in good ol' San Antonio. 
If you were to come visit me in San Antonio, we would have to start the day off with some breakfast. I Love Mexican food, and there is a really good family owned taco house. (It is seriously a small little hole in the wall and is always packed with customers, sorry I couldn't find a picture!) We could eat some taco's and get the day started.

After breakfast, we could head Downtown and walk the Riverwalk. There are many different restaurants we can stop by and have a margarita or two. We will then go for a ride on the barge and take a tour of downtown San Antonio. This will be a perfect time to take out your camera and snap a few shots. 
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Once we are done taking a couple pictures from the barge, we can then walk down to The Alamo. We can go for a tour inside and you will be able to soak up some history while we are in there. 
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Since you are in San Antonio, you will have to go visit Market Square. Depending on the time of year, around April San Antonio throws a big event that is about a week long known as Fiesta. They close streets down, and vendors are selling merchandise, food, etc. There is also a day parade and a night parade known as the Fiesta Flambeau that we can go to as well if you visit in April. If you like Oysters, we can go to the Fiesta cook off and have some drinks, listen to music, and eat oysters. 
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If you are still able to stay awake and party we can go walk around NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio) during Fiesta. You can walk around and eat different types of food from around the world and of course have a drink or two. You are in San Antonio, after all. 


Tired of Mexican food yet? I hope not, we still have to visit Mi Tierra restaurant and bakery. They have a huge, I mean HUGE selection of pastries you can choose from and everything is so delicious. 
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If the weather is nice and warm we can head to Fiesta Texas and get on some rides, and watch a few shows. It is a great place for family, especially the kiddos. 

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We can also head back downtown at night at go up the Tower of Americas. It looks so beautiful at night, and you can even capture some great pictures of here as well. 

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Are you tired yet? I hope not, there is so much you can do in San Antonio. I promise you we will stay busy doing the touristy stuff when your here. 

Are you booking your flight to Texas in April? I hope you are, come visit during Fiesta time and let me know you are coming! 

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Thank you Rochelle. I want to visit San Antonio, really I want to visit all of Texas. It is the the Riverwalk that I really want to visit because I have heard things about that and of course the Alamo.

22 comments:

Samantha said...

Meg, keep these up, I really love the Hometown posts! I'd love to write about MY hometown for your series sometime. :)

Another Texas post... I seriously need to plan a vacation there! It sounds like a wonderful place.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Thanks for hosting these Meg; I love this series! Rochelle, I love your post and it would be so fun with you in San Antonio! Those margaritas at Mi Tierra are delicious!

Fanciful. said...

Aw, I love it!! I live in Austin and love making trips to San Antonio! This post definitely motivated me to save the date for FIESTA in April!! Great post!
XO Jessica
fancifulloves.blogspot.com

Carlie said...

I went to San Antonio for the first time at Christmas. The Riverwalk is amazing! I love all the little shops and eateries on it!

Lindsay [Elle Elizabeth] said...

I have yet to travel to Texas but these photos make me want to go visit badly! :)

Lia Joy said...

I love SA! Great post, Rochelle! :)

The Presutti's said...

That sounds like a super fun trip :) Thanks for sharing :)

BeckyJo606 said...

I would love to visit San Antonio! I think the river walk would be amazing---and so would the food! Yum! :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I've heard the riverwalk down there is nice & the pic proves it!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

San Antonio is on my vacation list, I've heard such great things about it! :)

Tiffany said...

I have never been there but I hear it is GREAT! Definitely on my bucket list of US places to visit... :)

CALLIE said...

San Antonio is on our list of Must Go-To Places!! I will have to keep these things in mind :)

Leslie said...

I love San Antonio! I live in Houston and try to visit SA once every couple of years :)
Love these posts!!

Alexa said...

I am SO ready to pack my bags and head to San Antonio! :)

Kristin said...

We had a blast when we visited San Antonio!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Wow! San Antonio looks fabulous! It's definitely on my list!!! :) Thanks!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I've been to San Antonio many times to visit family and I just think its such a fabulous city! Love the river walk and of course some of the best Mexican food I've had!

REBrown said...

I've always wanted to see the Alamo!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Thanks so much for sharing her blog! We lived in S.A. while my husband was in school and I second all of her recommendations! The Riverwalk at Christmas is especially lovely!

-Kristen
The Mrs. and The Momma

Kristina Gulino said...

So fun! A former neighbor of mine just moved to Texas with her young family, and I've been itching to check it out. I'm so un-adventurous when it comes to our own States! Thanks for the insight Rochelle!

Kristina
Nook & Sea

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

These are more great tips for my Texas trip in May! San Antonio looks so beautiful and fun, I can't wait!

RealDanaGentry said...

Love this! What a great idea!! If you need a hometown series from good ol' Kentucky you know who to call (or email in this case lol) :) Keeneland is right around the corner!!! Best time for someone to come visit!! XO