Monday, April 12, 2010

san antonio & monterrey

Ok so it has been forever since I've updated my blog with my goings on. Two weeks ago me, hubby mike, my mom and our friend Z went down to Mex-i-co for a good friends wedding. We decided to make it a long weekend only since most of us had to get back to work. We flew out Thursday morning and arrived in San Antonio around 10 in the morning. Since we didn't have any major plans for Mexico besides the wedding we decided to take advantage of the fact we were going to be in San Antonio. So we got a hotel room and spent the day site seeing. We had lunch in this delightfully tacky Mexican restaurant in MarketSquare.
Afterwards we walked to the Alamo.
My mom was really excited because ever since she was a little girl she wanted to go there.
So we spent a nice couple hours walking around. Then we walked over to the launch area for the boat tours on Riverwalk. We all really enjoyed that, mainly b/c by then we were exhausted from walking and lack of sleep the night before, ha! We had a bad dinner at Dick's Last Resort. Word of advice, if you are tired don't go there. Their sarcasm was too much for weary travelers. On top of that their food sucketh. We crashed at the hotel that night and woke up early next morning to begin our bus ride to Mexico...

So for the most part the ride was uneventful. We arrived in Monterrey around 1:30 in the afternoon. We got there two hours early so our friend who was supposed to pick us up couldn't make it. Soooo she said take such and such busline to such and such city and we'll get you there. I'm like oookkkkk. So we buy the tix and get on the bus. Meanwhile my other friends who have already arrived for the weddding and are at the "villas" are telling me how horrible it is there are mice and scorpions, no towels, stranded with nothing to do. So they are trying to get to Monterrey (an hour away from where we are staying) to rent a car and get diff hotel accomodations. By then its too late for us to turn back so we have to keep going. We finally make it to the cabins not villas around 6 that night. Decide no we aren't staying either and wait for the guys to come back with the rental car to get all of us. In the meantime the mice put on a nice show of running all over the floor for us. We finally get picked up and make it back to the city and check into our lovely Wyndham hotel.
We had a great breakfast the next day but have to go back! back to the other place for rehearsal and a bar-b-q.
So we go back for the bbq (boiled cow head/neck shredded and put in a sauce, very fatty :p) do the rehearsal, do a quick bridal shower (that was fun) and head back to the city, hooray!
When we finally get back we go out to Chili's for dinner (yah we really branched out for different food down there heehee). We had a really good time and had some yummy drinks and beer ;)
(Melanie finally got her Carta Blanca beer and was happy about it)
(Mike trying to hide from the camera)
Finally the next day was the wedding and all in all it turned out nice. Janiece looked lovely walking down, made a really beautiful bride.
After all was said and done we were ready to head back to the city and do a little siteseeing. So we went to downtown Monterrey and saw their version of Riverwalk. It looked really pretty as the sun was setting.
First thing on Monday morning we had to be at the bus station. Left Monterrey at 6:30 am and arrived back in San Antonio at 2:30 pm. Never been so hungry we had nothing to eat except a little bit of pan. I was so happy to be in the Texas it was ridiculous. We got home to D-town around midnight. So even though it was a short trip it will be an unforgettable one. Its pretty safe to say that none of us will be going back to Mexico anytime soon.
(the whole gang from Durham who went down)

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