Monday, August 31, 2009

Ye Haw!!!


Hello, Dear Ones! You know I've been traveling and this is where we went - San Antonio! We just hopped into the car and drove the highways to old San Antone! We love this city and have been so many times.

We always stay at the historic 1859 Menger Hotel! It's a lovely old gal and has many stories to tell all on her own. She's supposedly haunted...oooo, but I could never stay up after midnight to investigate! :) This hotel has been featured on America's Most Haunted Hotels. But I'm not scared! No, no Nannette! Not me! :)

I am truly loving making these mosaics! I hope you don't mind seeing them. This way I can show you so many photos and just have to upload one per mosaic. I am loving our Laurie from Bargain Hunting (and chatting) with Laurie! She's the bomb!! :) This mosaic is filled with pictures from the lobby. Lots of beautiful antiques! Notice the top left picture - a grand player piano - playing beautiful note songs all day just for me! :)

Like I said, we've stayed here so many times and know the staff pretty well and they always do little special things for us. We always stay in this suite! We feel so at home here. It's lovely and getting a bit dated, but still so nice!

Now you know I'm into bed pillows on hotel beds and these are so pretty! Don't you just love these pillows? We even had an olden looking phone on the bedside table.

Some little pretty shots from all over the suite. See the luscious fruit? Mr. Precious and I took care of it! :)

There were three balconies with our room and here's a couple!

Now I must tell you, Dear Ones, another good thing about the Menger Hotel - it's next door to the Alamo! All Texans please bow your heads and cover your heart! :)

The Alamo was originally a mission and now is one of the most visited historic sites in the state of Texas! This is where most famous ones like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and others fought and lost their lives against the Mexican army for Texas independence. The Alamo has been beautiful restored and kept looking so nice. I would have loved to taken some pictures inside but it's against the rules and I didn't feel like going to jail that day! :) As many times as we've been here and toured, Mr. Precious always love to visit again!

The courtyard and grounds are so beautiful here. A very ancient olden oak tree was planted here by a stone well. So lovely and gave us a tiny bit of shade in over 100' heat!

There is a lovely little called the King William District not too far from where we were staying. It's streets are lined with these beautiful Victorians - some grand and some rather tiny! This neighborhood was settled by German folks in the 1840s and they named it after the king of Prussia. Aww...I love this stuff.

Well, there you have it, Dear Ones, another little tiny leg of my tripping! I'm still away and will post on my on going trip later.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

The Rose Of San Antone
 Deep within my heart lies a melody, 
A song of old San Antone.
Where in dreams I live with a memory,
Beneath the stars all alone.

It was there I found beside the Alamo,
Enchantment strange as the blue up above.
A moonlit pass only she would know,
Still hears my broken song of love.

Moon in all your splendor, know only my heart.
Call back my Rose, Rose of San Antone.
Lips so sweet and tender like petals falling apart.
Speak once again of my love, my own.

Broken song, empty words I know,
Still live in my heart all alone,
For that moonlit pass down beside the Alamo,
And Rose, my Rose of San Antone.
~sung by Bob Wills



33 comments:

  1. Hi Sheila
    Thanks so much for this wonderful tour and great mosaics. Your hotel looks beautiful and your room too, 3 balconies WOW. Thanks for showing the historic Alamo and those gorgeous houses in the last mosaic. Your trip looks truly amazing. Can't wait to find out where you are taking us next.
    Lindsay
    x

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  2. Sheila,

    I LOVE San Antonio! Thanks for sharing the mosaic of pictures...I like that! That hotel looks divine and the grounds with those old oaks....makes one feel held by God!

    Blessings...

    Renae

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  3. I know you are having fun in one of our favorite Texas cities. We, too, love SA and have been there so many times. Never staying in such a grand hotel as this but having fun, just the same. We are planning a trip right back just as soon as the weather is a bit cooler. We don't do well in high heat...being the sweeties that we are, we are just so afraid we are going to melt, right there in front of the Alamo..*heart covered, eyes closed and head bowed...
    HAVE FUN!
    XO bj

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  4. Shelia, sounds like you are having a wonderful trip. We have been to San Antonio several times and we stayed in the same Hotel. What an unreal place. You are right, so pretty and so much history. The whole town is interesting. A fun place to visit. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I so enjoyed your photos and looking around your blog. What a happy place! You sound like someone I'd love to have a cup of tea with :)

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  6. Taking me back to my roots. My dad's family is from San Antonio and I was born there. We moved to Dallas when I was little. My mom is down near there now. I love the river walk area. My dad was a San Antonio police officer. He remembers when it was dirt banks and the bad part of town. :)

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  7. Good Morning Sweetness... We love San Antonio and visited it a few years back with our friends Chris & Norm... Beautiful city! We will most likely get there again in the beginning of 2010... Maybe you can meet us there. Wouldn't that be fun? Have a great time on your adventure... Love Ya

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  8. I love the mosaics and all your trip reports. Delicious!

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  9. I love the mosaics and all your trip reports. Delicious!

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  10. Shelia, it all looks wonderful. I've never been to Texas, but I hope to some day.

    Thanks for sharing. I am in love with all of those gorgeous homes.

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  11. I love seeing all your mosaics when you travel around. I am starting to think you must be Royalty with all that traveling and people knowing you in the most delightful places!!!!!!!

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  12. What a gorgeous area! I love the place you stayed in, too. Great photos! Thanks for the tour.

    Have fun!

    Jane

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  13. Looks like a beautiful hotel. The trip looks like so much fun, except for the temp. Wow, that's hot!!
    I hope you are enjoying your time away with Mr. Precious.

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  14. Oh Sheila I just love you! I love the photos...all of em and what a wonderful trip that is! The history alone would be worth going for. And I have NEVER stayed in a place that nice....no no Nannette...NEVER! Ha!! I just had to say that once myself cause I love that expression so much! That fruit looked so beautiful and lucious....everything is wonderful and I love your mosaic photos...I must get hubby to help me make those...God knows I have a lot of catching up to do when I get back to blogging. It will be another 2 weeks til then. Enjoy your vacations my friend and keep on posting...it's so darned much fun...I feel like I am taking one with you.:)

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  15. San Antonio is one of my favorite cities. And, the song was my Dad's favorite - he loved to dance to it. Sweet memories. Now, are you headed to the Hill Country? If so, have a pastry for me at the German bakery in Fredricksburg. Be safe. Sally

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  16. Beautiful mosaics, Shelia. And beautiful San Antonio! It brings back some memories. I used to do some business there. The hotel where you stayed in is so charming. I wish you coul djoin me for Sightseeing Sat. some Saturdays....Christine

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  17. Luvd the pics!
    You must be having the time of your life.
    Thx for sharing these pictures, they're great.
    It's fun to see where you've been.
    Blessings,
    d

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  18. OMG Sheila,
    What a fabulous hotel and great pics you shared!! I was in San Antoinio once, many moons ago and I thought it was gorgeous! This sounds like a fab trip your on! Keep us posted, Cindy

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  19. What a beautiful place! I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to visit there while living in TX. Hopefully I will get the chance when I move back to God's Country someday.
    You are having just too much fun there Missy! I'm glad you are sharing it with us though.

    Love ya, Bridgey

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  20. Oh Shelia -- I'm so glad that you & Mr. Precious have been able to travel quite a bit lately -- those are such pretty pillows to lay your pretty little head upon! Thanks for taking us on your "vacation" -- you always spread such joy to us!

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  21. This is such an interesting tour Shelia. The Menger Hotel looks lovely. I think it's so neat that you go often, know the staff, and stay in the same suite each time--that's special.

    I've never been to the Alamo, so thanks for taking us along with you.

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  22. I use to live 20 minutes from San Antonio (in New Braunfels). Beautiful city!
    Brenda

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  23. Shelia~

    You drove right past my house & forgot to pick me up...lol. I just love San Antonio and I LOVE TEXAS~

    I hope you are having a GREAT time!!

    Big hugs~ J

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  24. I have to visit San Antonio.
    Your beautiful post and pics incouraged me.
    I love this song too.
    Thank you Shelia,
    and have a wonderful time!

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  25. Shelia..Pat and I visited and stood in those exact spots in your photo's. It felt funny seeing them again...and remembering..

    Your photo's are beautiful. :)

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  26. I've visited the Alamo. I am related to Jim Bowie, one of the heroes of the Alamo.

    I do give autographs!

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  27. Your mosaics are outstanding!

    And thanks for taking us along on all your trips! Wonderful!
    Enjoy!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  28. Oh wow, I had no idea San Antonia was so beautiful. Your hotel looks AMAZING. All those gorgeous windows and doors and such. Ah, luxury and ghosts. What more could you ask for???

    Justiney ;o )

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  29. What a lovely tour of a beautiful town, thank you for sharing.

    The Raggedy Girl

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  30. My goodness gracious! That hotel and your suite are so gorgeous! No wonder a ghost wants to stay there. Shelia, you sweetie! How kind of you to mention me in your post. If people are getting tired of your mosaics, there's something wrong with them, cause you do such a fab job of making mosaics. I always feel like my pictures are not good enough for people to stick around to look at 25 pictures! If I put several in a mosaic, I hope people may not get bored before they get to the end of the post. Thanks for taking all of us on your wonderful trip with you. laurie

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  31. My goodness gracious! That hotel and your suite are so gorgeous! No wonder a ghost wants to stay there. Shelia, you sweetie! How kind of you to mention me in your post. If people are getting tired of your mosaics, there's something wrong with them, cause you do such a fab job of making mosaics. I always feel like my pictures are not good enough for people to stick around to look at 25 pictures! If I put several in a mosaic, I hope people may not get bored before they get to the end of the post. Thanks for taking all of us on your wonderful trip with you. laurie

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  32. My goodness gracious! That hotel and your suite are so gorgeous! No wonder a ghost wants to stay there. Shelia, you sweetie! How kind of you to mention me in your post. If people are getting tired of your mosaics, there's something wrong with them, cause you do such a fab job of making mosaics. I always feel like my pictures are not good enough for people to stick around to look at 25 pictures! If I put several in a mosaic, I hope people may not get bored before they get to the end of the post. Thanks for taking all of us on your wonderful trip with you. laurie

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