Abi and I just got back from a trip to southern California (that post is in the works), and it’s in the 80s and sunny today in San Antonio (sorry to brag), BUT it’s still February = many of you reading this are chilling. Literally. I haven’t written in forever, so I thought I’d use a wintery, icy theme to catch up on everything big that’s happened the past few months.
So, the question is: WHAT DOES ONE DO IN SAN ANTONIO WHEN IT’S COLD?
Let me tell you.
1. Escape to Austin with your roommate from college and warm up with spicy fried pickles and beer at Banger’s on Rainey Street.
You’re right, that doesn’t answer the “what to do in San Antonio” question, but I’m getting there.
2. Grab your co-worker, go out on Sixth Street, and continue the weird pickle theme by making your East Coast roomie try pickle juice shots for the first time ever.
I told you they were real!
3. On your way back from Austin the next day, grab some wood-fired coffee and breakfast tacos from Summermoon, then get a hat and a hug at Buc-ee’s.
4. Attempt to sightsee in downtown San Antonio.
5. Give up, and ummmm… drink some more!
6. Buy some touristy drug rugs on the Riverwalk, and hang out like it’s a Sunday before classes start again.
7. Exchange a friend for a mommy, and do pretty much the same thing all over!
This time, step it up a notch, and get spiked coffee at Halcyon, which is my true love.
8. Do that whole celebrating Christmas thing. That’ll make you all warm and fuzzy.
The Gristmill in Gruene, TX is extra adorable for the holidays!
9. Throw New Year’s in there, too, while you’re at it.
10. Finally, volunteer locally to get the feel-goods flowing and help out some people in need.
Part of Hershey’s Austin district helped out at Morgan’s Wonderland!
As you can see, the list gets a little more wholesome towards the end, but let’s be real, there’s a reason why chilly Russians are stereotyped as big drinkers. San Antonio doesn’t usually have an excuse, but yesterday was National Margarita Day, at least! Stay warm, y’all!