Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand - Saturday, December 30, 2023

Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand - Saturday, December 30, 2023
Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand - Saturday, December 30, 2023

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Staycation - Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

After working a 40-hour week, at the end of the day Saturday I was ready for a long weekend. Bob and I planned a "stay"cation, deciding to stay in San Antonio for the weekend. No long drives in traffic for us.

Bob stayed home on Saturday and didn't work (which is a headline in its own right). He ran, did a few chores, but mostly relaxed and watched football. At about 6 p.m., he came to the office and walked me home from work.

I had a chance to change out of my work uniform shirt before he kidnapped me to dinner. I had no idea where we were going. We ended up at the Bavarian Restaurant on the east side of San Antonio in an industrial area. I had absolutely no idea this restaurant existed so it was a big surprise.

Bavarian Restaurant
It's a very cute place and popular with groups. We were lucky and arrived before two large groups were seated.

As we were sitting at our table talking, someone from the next table says, "Hey, Bob!" It's Maureen who used to work for Bob at MPS Construction. She, her husband Gary, sister and brother-in-law were all there. Not only that, but her mom works as a waitress at the restaurant, so we met her mom too. Small world.

Bob and I enjoyed our German dinners. Bob had the Chicken Schnitzel special and I had the Chicken Sausage Special. We both chose red cabbage and German potato salad as our sides. We shared an apple strudel with ice cream for dessert. We had a very nice dinner.

Me and Bob

Restaurant decor
Steins and other German memorabilia
Pewter cups and pitcher
Bob by the cuckoo clock
Me taking a cuckoo photo
After dinner, as we were driving home, we were treated to a spectacular cloud display.

The sun was setting but still behind the cloud

After some time relaxing at home after dinner, Bob and I went out rock 'n' roll dancing to one of our favorite bands, Arrowhead. We were at the Tonic Bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The band puts on a really good show, but at the bar be went to, no one dances except us (and a couple of girls near the stage on one or two numbers). It's really a weird vibe in that place, not our favorite.

Then we came home and got some much-needed sleep.


  1. I love German food. It's been a long time since we have gone to a German restaurant. In fact, I think the last time we went to one, we were actually in Germany.

    Good for you to dance even when no one else is dancing. I am very self-conscious because I am not a great dancer so that would of had me sitting.

    1. Bob and I Loooovveee to dance. A lot of the people who come to hear Arrowhead loooove the music and sit to listen. They're groupies and all come in their Arrowhead T-shirts. I guess we become part of the floor show for them.


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