Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017
Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Happy Anniversary, Baby, Got You on My Mind - Thurs., May 12, 2106

Happy Anniversary to my soul mate, Bob. We've been married 26 years today and have been together for 33 years. Life is a big adventure and we keep it interesting. Can't wait to experience the next 33 years!

Tonight we had a date to Acenar restaurant in San Antonio next to the River Walk. Via Rapid Transit was our ride for the evening.

Here we are in front of Acenar restaurant
Neither of us had been to this eatery before. Our inside table was just right with the air conditioning and no mosquitoes. Outside it was 84 degrees and humid (and did I mention the mosquitoes?).

For dinner we each had a side salad and iced tea. Bob ordered an appetizer sampler plate with enchilada and fajita chicken, beans, rice, pico de gallo and guacamole. I had the brochette sampler: three skewers with alternating steak, mushrooms, chicken, pineapple, shrimp, onions and red and green peppers served over a bed of rice with a light poblano cream sauce. It also came with black beans. I loved my dinner. The steak on the skewers was cooked medium rare, the chicken was moist and tender and had absorbed the flavor of the pineapple. Yummy stuff! Bob said his appetizer sampler plate was "average.'

I forgot to take photos of the inside of the restaurant but after dinner we walked through the outside dining area and I took some photos there.

Acenar outside seating area

On our walk to the bus stop, we found an old clock that used to be in front of a jewelry shop. This clock is still hand wound, which is very rare. Whenever we walk in a city, we always find something new and interesting.

History of Hertzberg's Clock
Hertzberg's Clock on Houston St
After dinner, we wanted a treat so we decided to drive to H-E-B Central Market and buy a box of their dark-chocolate-dipped macaroons. Unfortunately for us, they were out. However, we did choose chocoate bars. Mine was a Ritter bar from Germany. Bob chose a Belgian chocolate ginger bar that he loved.

On the way home, as we passed University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). Our eyes were drawn to a beautiful piece of artwork mounted on one of their newest buildings. It was spectacular in the dark, even changing colors. What do you think?

We fell in love with this.
This shows the whole building.

Changing colors to sunset
Thank you, Bob, for a wonderful evening to celebrate our years together. I love you so much. Let's keep life interesting, shall we?

And now for something completely different...I haven't posted pics of the fur kids recently. Here's Bowie doing his long stretch in the hallway.

He's really not a big cat, but he knows
how to streeetch!
Bowie, the happy, smiling, stretched-out cat
 Enjoy your weekend everyone!


  1. Happy anniversary. Sounds like a perfect night.

    1. Thank you. We enjoyed the warm spring evening.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Faye and Dave. Say hi to Mona Liza and Steve...looks like you're having some amazing hikes. Wish we were there!

  3. Congratulations on your 26th. Wishing you many more years of happiness. It sounds like you had a lovely evening. The artwork is quite pretty. It appears to be a rather unique building.

    Bowie is so cute...sweet kitty.

    1. Thanks, Cheryl. Well, we've been together 33 years. If we're together another 33 years, I'll be 96 and Bob will be 93! Can you believe it?

  4. Happy Anniversary to you both. You know how to celebrate. Dinner and then chocolate afterwards, just right! Read your article about Volksmarching in the Escapees magazine. Really well done.

    1. Sherry, Thank you for the kudos on the article. Yours is the first feedback.

      And, yes, our anniversary was just right.


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