Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas at The Gunter

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        As our Christmas gift to each other, my husband and I took a quick trip to San Antonio, stayed at The Gunter Hotel, and saw a show at The Majestic theater.

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        When we arrived (it is about a 5 hour drive), we walked to Schilo’s Delicatessen and had reubens, homemade root beer, and split pea soup.  Since it was cold outside, it was especially wonderful.

        I took these photos when we returned to the lobby .

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        And then, since it was cold and time for a cup of afternoon coffee, I explored a little further…

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        Don’t these look delicious?

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        My husband and I shared one of these.

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        Since it was late afternoon,the restaurant was setting out these trays.

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        We had a wonderful trip, but I am such a homebody, I am also glad to be home. It is cold and raining- perfect home weather.

         Merry Christmas everyone!

14 comments:

trash talk said...

Can I just say that food is beautiful? Bring a couple of those trays on over with your p.j.s!
What a lovely way to spend a Saturday!
Debbie

Dixie said...

Laura... I hope you waved hi to me... I was only 20 miles east! Candy and her family are going to be staying at the Riverwalk beginning this Sunday... I think Ricky and I are joining them for dinner one evening (if it's not too cold)... I just love San Antonio at Christmastime... and the Gunter is amazing!
Happy Holidays! Dixie

June said...

Hi Laura,
Your post has made my mouth water. I'll be off to the fridge before bed now. It looks like such a wonderful time. That is quite a drive, but worth it when that is at the end of it.
Thank you so much for such a lovely message you left for me at my place.
The pots that are above the TV cabinet are some that I had purchased when decorating for my daughter's wedding about 5 years ago. They are really scrolly metal wonderful things! Can you believe I found them at Jo-annes fabris store?
Hugs to you friend,

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Laura, what a fun trip. Great little get-away. I'm so glad that you two had such a good time. AND the food looks fabulous! OK, forget what I said about sweets, I'll take one of those chocolate thingymejigs thank you very much!! Looks delish!
big hugs,
Debra

Faye said...

Oh Laura,The food looks great! I love all the pics! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Theresa said...

Looks like a great trip, Laura! All that beauty, good food and the Christmas decorations were just gorgeous! Have a blessed day!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Shared??? I would have never shared! These look wonderful; if I can't eat in lovely bakery shops, I love seeing that others do!

Lisa said...

That sounds like such a fun trip! All of the food looks heavenly!

Lee said...

What a great gift to each other...a romantic Christmas holiday and an outstanding performance, in a beautiful place... I am always ready to come home too.
Lee

Designs on 47th Street said...

Really beautiful pictures. My husband and I just returned from a quick Chicago trip. It's fun to travel in Dec. isn't it? That cheese tray pic at the end almost looked like little Christmas trees.
Thanks for your visit today. I love it when you stop by to "talk" dishes!
Merry Christmas! Donna

Domestic Designer said...

Oh how beautiful! I know the Lion King was wonderful. The food looks yummy and the decorations are gorgeous. Sounds like the perfect quick trip! Like you, I am a homebody. There is no place like home!:-)

Anita said...

I love it when people post pictures of the food and bakery items they see displayed....it gives me lots of ideas to store away...plus they are just beautiful to look at.

Marguerite said...

Looks like a great little get-a-way! And the photos of the bakery are fabulous! It's raining and cold here, too, but better weather is predicted for the weekend. Happy Holidays!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a treat! The trip -- the hotel---the show---those awesome goodies! Thanks for taking us along. Enjoy your Christmas!

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