Jenni has been so kind as to even provide a topic for each day, which I may or may not always follow but I will use it for inspiration nonetheless. Like today, for example. Being May 1st (already???) it's the first day of the challenge and the topic is: the story of your life in 250 words or less. But rather than share with you a little paragraph on my life (it's not all that interesting, trust me) I decided to share a little glimpse into it instead. A little bit of my family, the town I come from, and a few days reconnecting with both.
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We spent five awesome days in Texas last week celebrating Fiesta and visiting with friends and family and I think I ate enough Tex-Mex to keep me satisfied for at least another 6 months. We'll see...
We started the trip off exploring downtown San Antonio with a little stop at the Alamo for some family history then we wandered through the various Fiesta booths and concert stages, sampled just about every food offered to us (Parmesan truffle fries, anyone?), watched a parade in the rain, and took a tour down the San Antonio River. (It's totally tourist-y but still kinda fun.)
Hare krishnas in sombreros. That's something you don't see every day...
The cutest mariachis I've ever seen.
On Saturday, my mom surprised us with a fun fiesta-themed party to celebrate our engagement. And we had even more of my favorite Tex-Mex - chili con queso, 7-layer Mexican dip, homemade flour tortillas, beef tacos, carne guisada, Mexican fried rice, refried beans, margaritas, and a red velvet armadillo cake a la Steel Magnolias to top it all off. And, in true Fiesta style, we cracked about 5 dozen cascarones and left the backyard covered in bright little circles of confetti. Even Roxy the pup got in on the confetti action.
So, what do you think of my hometown?