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Mi Tierra, Music Conference and Motorized Trolleys

August 5, 2008

I went with a friend to San Antonio last week.  5 hours of hard driving takes you from my country home to downtown SA.  We left last Wednesday morning around 10 and arrived in the city by 3.  Our room was in the Staybridge next door to the Amtrak station at Sunset Depot.  We took the trolley to the Music convention every morning, where we sang from 8 til 4:30 every day.  We sight read new music in huge ballrooms.  The voices were supplied by Texas choral directors from all over TX.  Good voices, good music, lots of fun.

SA was bustling as always and so very hot.  By 8 am, the temperature had reached the 100 mark.  At the end of the day, we had good food like PF Chang’s, Mi Tierra, Saltgrass….mmmm!  The thing is, at the end of the day, at 10 pm…the temperature is still right at 100.  I was hot-flashing and being bombarded with summer’s best.  Wow!

No Riverwalk this time, which makes me sad.  I never get to spend enough time there.  I never feel as if I’ve truly visited SA without a boat ride by the Riverwalk.

I snore, boy, do I snore, especially when I am very tired.  I gave my friends ear plugs and none of us heard the alarm on the last day so we were up and away at 11, an hour later than we had planned. 

We stopped for lunch at Bennigans and spent time in the outlet malls in San Marcos.  We left for home about 2:30.  Not far from Austin, we ran into a huge traffic jam.  We sat there nearly 2 hours.  After arriving in Waco, we ate our dinner in Cracker Barrell and were back on the road by 7.  Fifteen minutes on the road and we were slammed by a storm.  High winds, rain in sheets, and lightening slamming into the ground all around us.  We just lined up on the shoulder with the rest of the cars whose drivers who pulled off due to no visibility.  We were there for about an hour and 45 minutes as the storm moved through to the southwest.  Finally we were able to move on.  We arrive home at 11, tired but glad to have made it.  The trip home from SA usually takes 5-5 1/2 hours but we made it in 13. with only 3 real stops in the trip.

So here I am, happy to be back.  Getting ready to move Amy tomorrow.  Life is busy, ya’ know?

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  1. August 5, 2008 8:36 pm

    San Antonio is always fun. I miss good Mexican food.

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