Monday, May 30, 2011

Celebrate good times

This just in.

Marriage is great.

I should know. I am now a seasoned expert on the matter, seeing as I have been married for exactly 1 year and 2 days. And they said it would never last... Boy are we showing them!

Anywho. We spent the weekend in San Antonio, enjoying each other and being in civilization. I just wanted to spend the whole time eating. I have missed my favorite restaurants so much, and I wanted to stay in San Antonio for a month so I could eat at them all. Seriously, we would go get lunch and I would just be waiting and waiting until I was hungry again so we could go eat again. I was so ticked off when we went out to dinner, and I got too full to go to my fav fro yo place. Oh, cruel world.

Also, we got a new GPS! Our previous GPS was nearing it's 7th birthday and it was really causing some serious marital discord. For some reason, I felt extremely devoted to my little GPS, and even though it was very rarely correct about what street we were on and where we need to be going, I always wanted to follow its directions, which made Cary very angry. I was very loyal to my lil' Garmin. But last month, the dumb thing could not figure out where the discount parking lot I was going to park at near the airport was, and it got me so dang lost that I had to sell my kidney on the black market to pay to park at the airport parking lot, and I decided that it was time to let it go. It was a difficult decision, but I am moving on and I'm already feeling very loyal to our new GPS. It's a TomTom, so we decided to name it Tom. It has a girl voice, so its full name is Tomantha. It can do voice commands and we told it to "Drive to the nearest Chipotle" (pronounced Chi-poat-lay, of course) which the GPS repeated as "Do you mean, drive to the nearest Chip-oh-till?" We thought it was hilarious. I guess you had to be there.

Moving right along. We left for San Antone right after Cary got out. We rolled in around 9:00 and I was so hungry I ate almost an entire thing of tic-tacs on the drive up. So we decided to grab some burritos at Freebirds. Oh. My Goodness. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. And I'm pretty sure I set a world record for the fastest burrito ever consumed. Then we got to the hotel and we were both exhausted, because we woke up at 5 that morning. We made our reservations on Priceline and somehow they managed to royally screw them up, so we spent 2 just wonderful hours trying to call Priceline and sort things out in the hotel lobby. I was so exhausted and so grumpy. But we eventually got into our room and promptly passed out for about 12 hours.

The next day we went to Sea World! FO FREE! Woohoo military discounts! Also, when we were at the Shamu show, they asked all of the military personnel to stand up and be recognized, which happened to make me a bit teary on this occasion. And this little girl behind us was like, "Mommy, why is that lady going to cry?" To which her mother replied, "I think she knows that guy that's standing up." I wanted to tell them that I was married to him and it's my anniversary and I can cry if I want to. I love our military. Especially the one I'm married to.

 Here we are, loving the dolphin show. I really loved Sea World! It was so fun. We decided not to get lunch at the park, because we were going to this Brazilian Steakhouse afterward, and we wanted to be good and starving so that we could consume the maximum amount of meat possible. But I was about to die from it being a million and two degrees so I made Cary buy us ice cream cones, and they were really among the highlights of the day. I'm not sure if it was because I was so dang hot or if they really were that good, but the fact remains.

Yay SeaWorld! I was too shy to ask someone to take our picture, slash I wasn't confident that anyone in the vicinity spoke English, so we just took some cheesy pics in the front and called it good.

After a day of enjoying marine life, we headed to this AMAZING restaurant called Chama Gaucha. Anyone in the vicinity of San Antonio needs to eat there. Words can not describe. I love steak. And it was plentiful. Here is a picture of a happy Cary with a belly full of steak.

 And here is a self-timer picture we took at the hotel. Cary loves it when I make him take pictures.

 We spent Sunday hanging out in the hotel and watching cable TV, which is a luxury. I had no idea I was missing so much! Cary took a nap and I watched several edifying shows, including Cupcake Wars, Extreme Couponer, and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. It was very educational. I learned that I really want cable, and I really should not have it. I also learned that one should never buy a big bag of peanut butter M&Ms and eat them straight from the bag while watching said television. Nothing good can come of that. Why do I write about these things? How many times have I mentioned food in this post? I really need to find a new hobby.

And today we went shopping for several things that Del Rio does not offer and went to lunch at the Alamo Cafe. I am so full. I may never be hungry again.

Ha ha! Good joke.

To sum up: It was a fantastic weekend. I am one seriously lucky duck.


  1. your dress is fabulous. i want it. you look fabulous. especially in that tank top and shorts. i don't think i can pull that off. also, i enjoy reading about your food.

    and i cannot believe you've been married a year! i cannot believe i've been married for almost 3! we're so old. please come to san fran sometime soon. i need to see your face.

  2. Sounds like you had a good weekend :) We ate at Chama Gaucha when we were searching for something like Tucano's. I thought it had more elegant ambiance than Tucano's, but I was sad they didn't have that lemonade or limeade (Whatever it is), and I wish they had some of the same foods they had at Tucano's. I've heard a lot of good things about Fogo de Chao, which is pretty comparable. :) We should be home in a few weeks! Bet you are so excited to see us!