A Much Needed Girls’ Weekend Away

About once a year, I like to fly out and visit Jessie and get my sister fix. Usually this trip happens in June but, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m going to be pretty busy come June with a newborn. So Jessie and I decided to move up the annual visit to February and (for a change) meet somewhere in the middle. This was nice because it meant that neither of us had husbands or little people making demands on our time or attention and we got to go somewhere that was considerably warmer than either of our cities.

San Antonio was awesome. The temps were in the upper 70s, a nice change from the snow and ice that has been afflicting both Raleigh and Oregon lately. And the place where we stayed was super convenient to shops and restaurants and historical sites like the Alamo. And our aunt and uncle live in San Antonio, so we got to catch up with them for the first time since Moms’s funeral. And we got to hang out with our cousin and meet his new baby (who is adorable, by the way), which helped with the child-withdrawal we were experiencing.

The only fly in the ointment was when Jessie got screwed over by US Airways on her return flight. How can you cancel a flight for “scheduled aircraft maintenance” over 12 hours in advance and not be able to find another plane?!? But she still made it home on the same day as originally planned, albeit much later than anticipated, so it still turned out okay.

But all in all, we had a really good time. I’m always amazed that we can find enough stuff to talk about that we can fill days on end, but we never seem to run out of things to say to each other.

Here are a few highlights from our trip:

Yeah for sisters!

Yeah for sisters!

Exploring the Alamo, which is much smaller than you would think

Exploring the Alamo, which is much smaller than you would think

Hanging out by the Riverwalk

Hanging out by the Riverwalk

 

Jessie, attempting to find the perfect margarita

LB, in her souvenir Mexican dress. She told me, "I pretty!"

LB, in her souvenir Mexican dress. She told me, “I pretty!”

 

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