July 10, 2010
I love a good FIESTA! Especially one in TEXAS.
One of the first vacations as a family that Kev and I ever took was to San Antonio, Texas. We loved the Zoo and the Botanical Gardens... we loved the Riverwalk... we LOVED the Mexican Markets and the FOOD! OH, my lands - the Mexican Food! We've been back quite a few times and each time we discover something new:
.the missions (the ALAMO - every good Texan must see it up close at least once)
.the Court House (I dare you to pronounce Bexar County in front of locals)
.the RiverCenter Mall
.the Hard Rock Cafe ala Riverwalk
.Mi Tierra Cafe and Mexican Bakery
There's so much to see and do (and EAT) in San Antonio. You'll never tire of visiting the 'same old places'. I've been to the Alamo and the Riverwalk so many times and they never lose their draw.
We visited San Antonio the very first month of little Viking's life. It was his FIRST vacation (due in part to a business trip that Daddy had to make and the fact that Mommy didn't want to be home alone). He rode the River Boat at one week old!
I was so excited when Visit San Antonio contacted me about their Fiesta Texas and Heart and Sol Summer 2010 Giveaway promotion. It seems strange to me that they need a PR team for such a great city, but I'm thrilled that I get to be part of their blogging crowd that spreads the 'news' about how neat a place San Antonio is.
Today all day you can find me on my tweet stream (follow me at @Sprittibee on Twitter) talking about our sponsored trip to Fiesta Texas for their 'blogger event'. Just type in #visitSA and/or #FiestaTexas in your Tweet search line on Tweetgrid.com or inside Tweetdeck and you can follow along with ALL of the bloggers at the event.
Even though this thrill junkie can't ride any of the big boy roller coasters (because of my 9 week pea in the pod), I'll be enjoying the shows and attractions ... and trying to keep the 1 year old happy. Lucky for us, we have a "Cadillac stroller" (thank you Grandma Betty!). Hey - someone has to stay with the bags and the baby (never thought it would be me).
Be sure and stop by to give some love to my sponsor. You never know - it might be that you get some of that love back! VisitSanantonio.com is offering some really SWEET prize packages for those that register with them for the...
Heart and Sol Summer 2010 Getaway Sweepstakes
You could win a summer getaway to San Antonio for your family! Winners will be notified by August 10th - that's not that far away!
Check out the groovy trips they are dishing out:
3-Night stay at the Westin La Cantera Resort and Spa (includes 4 tickets to SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Enchanted Springs Ranch and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch)
3-Night stay at the Marriott Riverwalk (includes 4 tickets to SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, IMAX Theater Rivercenter, and San Antonio Foodie Tours)
What have you got to lose?
Sprint over there and sign up. Then be sure to follow me on twitter to get the low-down on today's amusement-park thrills. Check up later on the blog for some rip-roaring reviews. I already know to expect good things since I've been to San Antonio before!
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Disclosure: Visit San Antonio is providing us with tickets and vouchers for the trip to the amusement park today in exchange for an honest review and some horn tooting about their favorite city in Texas. The opinions here in this post are expressly my own - and were not compensated for (besides the bliss I got when eating Mexican pastries and baked goods from Mi Tierra - which I purchased with my very own money). Note to VisitSanAntonio.com - next time, please include vouchers to Mi Tierras and their bakery. Thank you very much.