Labor Day Weekend

Mom, Dad and Paul came down to Austin last weekend for the first UT football game. It was a wonderful long weekend filled with cheering on the Horns, celebrating Mom's birthday, and spending time together in San Antonio.

On Saturday, we had the entire morning and afternoon to do things around Austin since the game didn't start until 7. We ate at Kerbey Lane for breakfast, and then Mom and I went to the Citywide Garage Sale and a few other thrift stores while Dad and Paul picked up my car from the dealership (it needed a new compressor — eek!). That afternoon, we ate a late lunch/early dinner at Maggiano's and enjoyed Mom's wonderful birthday cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. The game that night went well, and Texas started off the season with a victory. It was much cooler than we thought it would be at the stadium, even though it was still very hot.

The next day, we got off to a late start because of the late night before. We drove down to San Antonio that afternoon, stopping at San Marcos along the way to do a little shopping at the outlets. Once we made it to San Antonio, we checked into the hotel and then went down to the Riverwalk. Later we ate at Casa Rio and went to see the Alamo. It's been over five years since I've been to San Antonio so it was nice to be able to experience it again — I just love that city!

On Monday, we went to the Market before heading back to Austin. The parents and Paul headed back to East Texas after that.

Throughout our time in San Antonio, we kept hearing about how bad the fires were around Austin (and East Texas), and we could see the smoke on the drive back. It seems so unreal to have wildfires in Texas, but everything is just so dry. Hopefully rain will come soon.

I've included a few of my Instagram photos from the weekend below.