An Air Force Wedding



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One motivation for this trip was to see the wedding of some good friends. However, the real reason was to spend one last weekend in Texas with people who are soon moving away, to Phoenix and Utah and elsewhere. Good food, good drinks and good times (and some hot friggin' weather) were the mark of the weekend, and while there weren't any crazy adventures had or epic stories made, it's still a memory of Texas I'll have forever.

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Author: Alexi


Day 1 - San Antonio, Helotes


The group started off the day with a late breakfast at the Egg & I - it's true that everything in Texas is bigger, from the urban sprawl to the portion sizes. Couldn't decide what to get, so Lacey and I split a raspberry pancake and an omelette. Great decision. We drank: Hazelnut coffee. Delish.
Later that day saw us at Tomatillo's for Caleb's semi-formal rehearsal dinner. It took place in a huge, high-ceilinged brick room in Tomatillo's, and guests had a buffet of taco fixings. And queso. Oh, the queso. Oppressive Texas heat and humidity were kept at bay with big fans and lots of air conditioning. We drank: Margaritas and Coronas with lime. Perfect.
After the dinner we quickly drove home in the jeep (skirts billowing and hair flying) to change and meet some friends for a Robert Earl Keen concert at Floore's. Robert was tearing up the stage, and the crowd was loving it. One especially smitten audience member was a 3 year old daughter of one of the band members who played the drums for us after the encore. It was about as adorable as you can get. We drank: Coors Lights. Appropriate.
Unwilling for the night to be over after the concert, we ended up at the Flying Saucer, telling stories about Caleb and getting excited for the dancing and outfits for the wedding. The girls had dresses we were excited to wear, the boys had special "party shirts" planned. I was excited. We drank: Spaten.


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The Egg & I

Location:

Blanco Rd. & I-410
830 NW Loop 410, STE 107
San Antonio, TX 78216

Contact:

tel: 210-366-9000


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Tomatillo's Cafe y Cantina

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Location:

3210 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Contact:

tel: 210 824-3005
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Floore's Country Store

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Location:

14464 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes (2 miles north of Loop 1604)
Helotes, TX 78023

Contact:

tel: 210-695-8827
fax: 210-695-5125


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Flying Saucer

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Location:

11255 Huebner Rd
#212 @ I-10
San Antonio, TX 78230

Contact:

tel: 210-647-PINT


Day 2 - San Antonio, San Antonino


We slept in, then met Lacey's parents and company for breakfast at the Twin sister's cafe. Homey, small, but with a solid menu (nothing is bad). Some creepy pictures of twins may be staring at you while you eat, but pay them no mind. They can't help it.
Next we headed to the Stonebriar mall and wandered, to waste a little time before the wedding. Stopped at Orange Cup because the 97 deg, heat and humidity were making some of us less-than-happy campers. And man, was Orange Cup just what the doctor ordered. I think it's Texas' answer to PinkBerry.
Home to shower and curl hair and put on makeup, then to Trinity Baptist church for the ceremony. It was gorgeous. The reception was at the Sheraton Gunter in Downtown San Antonio. Bacon wrapped chicken. Crab cakes. Chardonnay. Yummmm. There were people there too. Spent a lot of time on the dance floor: Watched the guys goof around in their party shirts. Danced with a little girl. Got jealous of her flat shoes. Drank a beer. Danced some more. Ate wedding cake. Danced some more.
Finally, after the band had packed it up and the guests had started to filter home, we decided to wind down at Waxy O'Connor's on the riverwalk. About 8 of us crammed into a corner booth with our pints and told stories and complained about our feet and had insightful conversations that were fuzzy the next morning. I walked home barefoot, and it was glorious.


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Twin Sisters Bakery & Cafe

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Location:

6322 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78209

Contact:

tel: 210 822 2265
fax: +1 210 829 0159


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Orange Cup

Location:

15900 La Cantera Pkwy
Ste 2618
San Antonino, TX 78256

Contact:

tel: 210-558-7477


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Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio

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Location:

205 East Houston
(at St. Mary's St)
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: +1 210 227 3241
fax: +1 210 227 3299


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River Walk

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Location:

454 Losoya
(runs through downtown)
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: (210) 227 4262
fax: +1 210 212 7602


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Waxy O'Connor's

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Location:

234 Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: 210-229-9299


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