Back when it was still winter, my friend Cass suggested we take a trip to San Antonio. She works for the Westin and gets some great rates, so we randomly chose the weekend of Jaime's birthday and booked out rooms.
The last time we went to the Westin La Cantera together was when I was first pregnant with the boys, and, although we had a great time, it was too cold to enjoy all the amenities. This time we picked a warmer weekend and also invited some more friends.
We all met Lori and Jeff back when we were all childless and had time for a regular cooking club. Since then, Lori and Jeff have also added to their family and relocated to Brenham, TX where the delicious Blue Bell ice cream is made. We "convinced" Lori and Jeff to join us in San Antonio, and they invited us to spend a night in Brenham.
Lori cooked a wonderful dinner for everyone in her home on Thursday night, and then Friday morning we enjoyed the Blue Bell creamery tour (side note: Blue Bell doesn't allow photos during the super short tour) before heading on to San Antonio. We hung out at the resort the rest of the day and then had a lovely dinner at one of the restaurants.
Saturday was more time at the resort, a stroll, lunch, and a boat ride on the Riverwalk, a stop by the Alamo, and then a birthday dinner for Jaime back at the hotel.
Sunday we just lazed around the resort before making the traffic and potty stop filled journey back to Dallas. Of course it was a fun and relaxing weekend hanging out and catching up with friends.