Friday, November 6, 2009

10/30/09 - San Antonio

After a very late night - we all woke up early and went to San Antonio VIA a short stop in San Marcos to see CASPER after a trip into EDNA to go to the Pharmacy - YIKES!

Mom wanted to see Casper, since we weren't going to be taking him to a show when she was her. He was heading to Waco with my trainer as a 'buddy' for another horse she was taking
So....we got to San Marcos to find Casper still in his stall, thank goodness! We were worried he might have been gone already since I couldn't get a hold of Mary.
We arrived to find him clad in a HOT PINK SHEET, and a very feminine Sleezy with big, bright, bold hibiscus flowers. My mom said I had a gay horse! Everyone at the barn insisted he was not gay and that he was just comfortable with his masculinity!! What a riot! Put on his black shipping boots and a few carrots later off he went to Waco! (everything went well all weekend while he was there, thank goodness....lots of compliments about him Mary said)

From San Marcos a QUICK trip to the San Antonio Rose Palace to see a friend (crossing my fingers) show. Not sure we'd get there in time though. With many complaints from the passenger seat (mom) and the back seat (DH) I was given 30 minutes to hang with my friend before we MUST HEAD to the River Walk! What ever! Got there 2 minutes before Connie went in for her last class...GREAT TIMING! See pics here she's the one on the small bay!

OK...hugs and congrats and pointers to Connie and off we went!
NOW - lemme just say.....I had not planned on the San Marcos trip...I had planned STRAIGHT to River Walk for most of the day and then a mid pm jaunt over to the Rose Palace to see Connie. However, plans changed so we were now headed to River Walk via the Rose Palace. I had directions from the River Walk to the Rose hard would it be to just follow the directions backwards, right? W R O N G! ! ! ! ! The final road we needed was NOT on any of the big signs on the highway. So, after much raucous from the passengers and back seats about getting lost I pulled off the highway into a Whataburger and happened to pull up next to a motorcycle cop! Rolled down windows and said...HAY...can you tell us how to get back to the River Walk? Nice guy! Turns out we were only about 5 mins in the wrong direction!! Props to the navigator (yours truly) for not getting us TOOOOOO lost!
So, a few turns and BAM there we were. Street parking not look so good, so we opted to pay to park in a garage.
Mom lead the way and we found the (dirty from all the recent rain) RIVER WALK! Even with the dirty h2o it was a pretty sight!
Had lunch at THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS (i know....we found about 3 other places we'd have liked better after we got walking around, AFTER we ate!). Then walked around and took the really cool but MUCHO expensive boat tour. Gorgeous city! Lots of fun!!! Late home very late! Friend in town was nice enough to run to the house mid afternoon and let the doggies out. Poor things....would have been in kennels with legs crossed trying to hold it till we got home! Pics in the next post. Please don't copy and use them for yourself.

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