From South Llano River State Park, it was a 2 hour drive to one of our favorite cities, San Antonio, not the easiest drive due to the traffic as we neared the city. When we made the reservation for our week long stay at Traveler’s World RV Resort for site #101, we paid an extra $30 to guarantee that particular site.
Having been here before, it didn’t take long for us to be off and running to return to a few of our favorite spots. Our first stop was the Guenther House for breakfast.
Even though it was a Friday, we were surprised at how crowded it was, about a 45 minute wait for a table. When we finally got a table, it was under the pavilion outside. We both ordered the 1851 breakfast ($14.50, same thing as last time).
After that we drove downtown and parked the car not to far from the Riverwalk. We had planned on doing some walking but also taking the Rio River Taxi. So disappointed to learn that it was no longer in service, not sure why, perhaps staffing issues due to the pandemic. Tour boats were running but we had already taken a tour on one of our prior trips so we weren’t interested in doing that again.
It was pretty warm and humid so after walking for awhile we stopped at Rocky’s Patio Bar for a beer ($7). Note that since then, this bar has permanently closed. Sure did taste good. We ended up walking about 4 miles! I was pretty sore that night and the next day.
Saturday was a lay low day – the weather was kind of dreary, hot and humid. Laundry, taxes and a Sparky grooming was on the agenda.
On Sunday, March 6th, we went to the Back Unturned Brewing Co. which was featured on Saturday’s Texas Good Eats show for brunch, arriving there a little past 11 a.m.
Surprised that there was no one there but it was pretty busy by the time we left. But there was a huge line to get into Pete’s Tako House next door (that’s now on our list to try).
Anyway, I had the Buffalo Brussels ($12.00, charred sprouts, buffalo sauce, gorgonzola cheese and 2 sunny side eggs, enjoyed with a mimosa.
Rob had the Chorizo hash ($12.00, shredded potatoes, crumbled chorizo, oaxaca cheese, pico, lime crema and salsa) and a beer. Very good!
After brunch, since the water taxi wasn’t running, we decided to drive to Pearl. Parking lots were full but we were able to park in the garage where the first two hours are free. We walked around a little, then went to Lick’s Ice Cream. I had a small cup of Old Fashioned which pays homage to the classic cocktail and features local Garrison Brothers Bourbon, Texas Valley oranges, and bits of King Orchards cherries. Rob had a small cup of Coffee with Cream. As usual, both were excellent.
To burn off a few of those calories, we took a walk down to the Riverwalk and hung out there for awhile.
Remember that I mentioned earlier adding Pete’s Tako House to our bucket list? Well, we couldn’t wait to try it so on Tuesday, March 8th, we went there for lunch.
We both had Pete’s Tako House where we had Pete’s Street Takos ($9.99) – 5 mini tacos with chorizo served with grilled onions, cilantro, chile tornado (charred chile pepper) and charro beans. Food was decent although very messy. Only other complaint was that the place was very noisy.
Okay breakfast at Bobbie’s Cafe on Wednesday, March 9th where we had a two egg breakfast ($7.99). Once back at the resort, since it was a nice day, we got our bikes out of the “B” shed where we had to store them there to avoid theft and went for a bike ride along the Riverwalk.
That night, we did take out from Mad Mack’s Burger Co, located not to far from the RV resort, ordering two bacon bleu burgers which came with fries and an order of onion rings.
Now that we had eaten our way through San Antonio, it was time to leave so Thursday morning we headed out. Unfortunately as I was raising the shades I noticed the guy next door walking his dog. His dog pooped closer to our coach than his and he didn’t pick it up. I opened the window and asked him if he was going to pick it up – his reply was that he always did but that there was plenty of room between the sites. He never picked it up so I called the office to complain. Not sure if anything was done. Some people are just so rude!
And here are some more photos of our stay here.