Last weekend my sister and nephew were here for the weekend. The intended plans went awry, but the alternative turned out to be well received. My sister grew up here, but her son is a native Houstonian. We shared with him a bit of San Antonio that he had never experienced.
|Chapel, Mission San Jose|
|Tower of the Americas|
|The River Walk|
Of course, the day ended with a meal shared with other family members at our favorite Mexican restaurant!
Today it was just me and really, this was a me day. It started with a trip to the Farmers Market at the historic Pearl Brewery. I love fresh (really fresh) vegetables and this is the best place to get them. All the vendors are from the surrounding area, so it is a win-win. I get fresh veggies and other products and they get income from their farm's produce.
This afternoon I headed north to Blanco to the Lavender Festival. Blanco County was hard hit by the recent flooding and many of the vendors had signs up that they were donating a portion of their profits to flood victims' relief programs.
There are many vendors offering a wide variety of products. There is just about any kind of art and craft products imaginable. Plants and other products, including lavender everything, are offered. Prices are reasonable and everyone is friendly.
Tonight was member appreciation night at the Botanical Garden. The Garden was open for members and pets and picnic suppers were welcome, too. I took Bentley and Baylee along and the three of us enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the garden. The evening light was soft and there was a nice breeze that cooled us. Perfect ending to a perfect "me" Saturday!
|Do you know how hard it is to get two distracted dogs to both look at you at the same time?|