Thursday, February 04, 2016

Sunny San Antonio

Last week Gary and I got away from the office for a few days to enjoy San Antonio, TX, and to attend a conference for Insurance Agency Owners Alliance. The conference was at the Menger Hotel, a historic hotel located next to the Alamo and just minutes away from the Riverwalk.

As you can see, the sun was shining and I grabbed every opportunity during breaks and lunch to get outside and soak in some rays! We also enjoyed some delicious meals down on the Riverwalk. This trip to S.A. we walked down to the Pearl district where we got a little refreshment at the Southerleigh Brewery before walking back downtown via the Riverwalk and catching a water taxi for the last bit.

We love San Antonio and can't wait to visit again!

I got a wee bit of stitching done on the airplane down to Texas.

This is February from the Joyful World SAL, worked on 32 ct Belfast in antique ivory using DMC floss.

Before leaving I made a bit of progress on Red Velvet Inscription.

We've been busy since coming home, but tonight we'll have a bit of fun. The Reach Interpretive Center is having an artist reception for the artists who have had their paintings of local landscapes on display. Our daughter, Melanie Thompson, will be one of the artists and it'll be great to see her paintings in a different setting than a gallery!


Barb said...

What a great trip for this time of year!! Congratulations to the artist in your family. Have fun at the reception.

Vickie said...

San Antonio looks to be a fine place to visit.
Good for your daughter. Our daughter will be off to college this fall. She is majoring in art.

Syd said...

Sounds like a fun evening ahead.

Julie said...

Lovely picture of you both enjoyng some quality time in the sunshine.

Karoline said...

Sounds like you had a great trip especially with some stitching thrown in, your projects look lovely

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip!! :)

Brigitte said...

It must have been nice to have that little get away and enjoy the warm temperatures and the different surroundings. And great that you could even do some stitching.
Nice for you to see your daughter's paintings at the reception.

viv said...

Lovely trip pictures. Congratulations to Melanie.