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So a buncha years ago, Charlie and I drove down to San Antonio to visit #4 daughter, who was living there at that time. Here are some of the sights we saw.
The McNay Art Museum was beautiful outside and in. But I could only take pictures outside.
The most bestest gorgeousest place was the Japanese Tea Garden. It was endlessly beautiful.
One of the many wonderful places to visit in downtown San Antonio is the Spanish Governor’s Palace, built in the early 1700s.
Also, of course, the fan-freakin’-tastic Riverwalk, but it has either no doors or too many doors, depending on how you look at it. So….
Here’s a two-for-one, with one door and two stories. San Antonio is hot, yes? So we’re tooling downtown to tour with the driver’s side window down, ’cause that’s how we roll. And we parked. And the window would not roll up. Would. Not. Even cussing it didn’t work. So Charlie had to take off the panel and strip out the insulation and make it go up. Because we were told we did not want to leave a car in downtown San Antonio that was accessible to theft. I mean, we could have locked it? But the window was down? So what’s the point? But Charlie forced it up and we locked the car and went off on our tour, hot and sweaty and irritated. Some fun, eh?
BUT THEN the day was totally saved for me, because we came across this tiny house at the edge of a parking lot. It was closed, so we didn’t get to go in, BUT —
Guess what it was! THE O. HENRY HOUSE! The sign next to it said that O. Henry lived in that house, but not on that spot. During some round of construction or renovation, the house was saved, preserved, and moved to its current location, which had been the site of one of the bars O. Henry frequented. Could it BE more perfect? I think not.
For a fun time and an off-hand tour of San Antonio, rent or buy and watch Cloak and Dagger, one of my fave-rave movies. It’s set in San Antonio, and runs into, out of, and all around a lot of the tourist spots. Also: Dabney Coleman as a good guy. How often do you see that? Like, never?
For refreshment, we went to a fruiteria and got fruit cups; a mixture of chunks of freshly cut fruit, including avocados! Oh, SO delicious!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What refreshes your main character after a frustrating day?