(No. 87: Go to Fiesta in San Antonio
(for Parts Uno and Dos go here and here.)
Saturday in San Antonio, after our full day Friday of judging and partying, was thankfully duty free.
Left to our own devices, Liddy and I grabbed another Uber and headed to the King William Fair.
A nineteenth century residential area located on the south side of the San Antonio River, the King William district is a feast of gorgeous old homes. The fair is the major fundraiser for the King William Association, a non-profit organization whose goal is to preserve and protect the oldest historic district in Texas.
I didn't get a lot of pics because a) it was crowded and b) it was hot. When it's hot, I get cranky.
Lots of people, lots of booths.
But we met up with Felicia and Tom from Thursday night and visited Felicia's sister's booth, the Champagne Mermaid. Sandi of Champagne Mermaid learned her jewelry skills at my old school, the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende. I took that same silver working class but obviously did not get as much out of it. It is on my list though to refresh my silver soldering skills. (No.27: Jewelry making- refresh the silver soldering skills)
Then we moved on, walking the district and stopping occasionally to shop. My big purchase of the day (weekend) was a Mexican shirt. Haven't had one in ages and I was super happy with this one.
Love all the embroidery
We wandered the streets admiring the old houses until our stomachs started rumbling and I needed air conditioning.
One of the gorgeous old houses.
Wish we could have seen inside some of them.
Another Uber ride (with, amazingly, the same driver who had brought us there) got me and Liddy back to the hotel and our cars. A quick drive down Broadway took us to an air conditioned, uncrowded Mexican restaurant where I'm pretty sure I downed a full gallon of iced tea.
For Saturday night we were lucky enough to have the use of a house from a friend who happened to be out of town. Right in Olmos Park, it was the perfect spot to rest and cool down. We finished up our evening with snackies at the Broadway 50 50, once again meeting up with Tom and Felicia and their family. What a welcoming group.
The whole weekend was a blast. I felt like we really got the feel of San Antonio and especially Fiesta.
Again many many thanks to all of my friends who made it possible for us to experience this fabulous weekend. I am beyond blessed to have such wonderful, supportive friends. Y'all are the best!
And now I am packing and packing and purging and cleaning. Putting the house we've lived in for 17 years on the market. Do you know how much stuff a house accumulates in 17 years?? A LOT.
A surprise arrival from Florida of Belle and her little dog- for the summer- made my day but complicated my cleaning. I thought I was going to be able to store stuff in her empty room. Wrong! And then last night Bunny got home with yet another car full of stuff.
Carlos, Dakota and Belle.
Dakota is a Tri-pawed dog.
He's missing one of his front legs.
And where are we moving to? Don't know yet. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
Definitely it will be an adventure.