A Strange Dessert in San Antonio, Texas

There are not many desserts that I won’t eat…and enjoy thoroughly. A tiny bit of something sweet is the perfect finale to every meal. I even keep semi-sweet chocolate baking chips in my freezer, for a quick fix. I would have never thought that there would be a strange dessert in the world. But, I may have found it.

After […]

By |March 12th, 2012|Categories: North America, Texas, TRAVEL|Tags: , , |16 Comments

See Creative Artwork at Ripleys Believe It or Not

In college, I took a figure drawing class. Yes. It was the one where nude models pose and everyone giggles for the first half hour of the lesson. Myself included. Not the most creative artwork form, but challenging for me. What I learned from this course, besides that there are some people that I do not […]

By |March 5th, 2012|Categories: North America, Texas, TRAVEL|Tags: , |11 Comments

Wear Nasty Hats and Eat Crispy Alligator at Dick’s Last Resort

I will admit that I am a snobby restaurant diner. Typically, cheesy gimmicks will not work for me. Neither does a $2.99 grand slam breakfast. And that’s why it is ironic that I ended up dining at Dick’s Last Resort in San Antonio, Texas with fried alligator. Truly the last resort.

I will admit that I was lured in by the offerings of […]

By |February 27th, 2012|Categories: FOOD, North America, Texas, TRAVEL, UNUSUAL|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Go Victorian House Hunting in San Antonio’s King William District

Every place I travel to, I comb the neighborhoods to find my “future” home. Typically a sprawling stucco, single story next to the beach and with a view. I am a dreamer. So, I didn’t expect anything different from San Antonio’s King William District. Though I am not usually a Victorian home lover, I went pseudo […]

By |February 24th, 2012|Categories: FREE, North America, Texas, TRAVEL|Tags: |14 Comments

Eat Foie Gras at a San Antonio Restaurant

I was having a serious fried food overload in San Antonio, Texas. No joke, grease was starting to seep through my pores. This was something that even a double dose of Proactiv would not cure. I was definitely going to return to California with a face full of zits, indicating that I had eaten some really bad, […]

By |February 22nd, 2012|Categories: FOOD, North America, Texas, TRAVEL, UNUSUAL|Tags: , , |14 Comments

Attempt at a Guinness World Record

Being in the Guinness World Record book is on a majority of Bucket Lists, mine included. But, I never knew what I would do to get there; knit the longest scarf, shove 1000 straws in my mouth or charm a dozen snakes? A visit to the Guinness World Record Museum in San Antonio, Texas would surely help […]

By |February 16th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |19 Comments

Take The Alamo Trolley to a 4-D Theater

I don’t recall ever seeing a 3-D movie, not even the award-winning Avatar. So, I added it to my bucket list, in hopes of turning this goal into a reality. Luckily, Texas does everything bigger and San Antonio one-upped this dream by offering a 4-D movie experience. I am not sure what the fourth D would […]

By |February 13th, 2012|Categories: North America, Texas, TRAVEL|Tags: , |16 Comments

Visit a Taxidermist’s Dream Museum in San Antonio

In my hometown, there is a well-known bar called Andresen’s that we affectionately refer to as “the dead animal bar”, due to its numerous preserved animals that adorn the walls. I never thought this drinkery could meet its match, but then I moseyed on into the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum in San Antonio, Texas. The […]

By |February 3rd, 2012|Categories: North America, Texas, TRAVEL, UNUSUAL|Tags: , |6 Comments

Drink a Stinky Pig & Eat Frickles in Texas

My next mission, after seeing the Alamo at night, was going to Esquire Tavern on the San Antonio Riverwalk for deep-fried pickles. I had heard about frickles, but had never partook. It was time to change that.

Though I went to this establishment solely for the dill delicacy, what I also got was a stinky pig.

Established in […]

By |January 30th, 2012|Categories: FOOD, North America, Texas, TRAVEL, UNUSUAL|Tags: , , , |22 Comments

Visit Mission San Jose in San Antonio

As soon as I landed in San Antonio, Texas I was on a mission.  A mission that involved racing to The Alamo while it was still lit by the night lights and the moon. I heard this was the best way to see it, sans the crowds. Evidently, I had not heard of Mission San Jose. Yet.

I barely dropped the luggage […]

By |January 27th, 2012|Categories: North America, Texas, TRAVEL|Tags: , |19 Comments