The girls and I have spent the weekend in San Antonio with the hubby -- neighborhood browsing, school shopping, and generally sight-seeing. Our first introduction to our new hometown.
I'll admit, part of me was a bit wary of moving to a big city. I've really enjoyed the size of Sioux City -- big enough to have just about anything you need there, small enough to not have to deal with bad traffic, gangs, etc. And the traffic here was a big daunting when I first started driving around in it Friday morning.
And my thought was, they had to have put this huge highway in long before the businesses popped up, because otherwise, adding the frontage roads would have required tearing down all the businesses and moving them. And apparently they did build the highway first ("if you build it, they will come . . ."). Hubby says the highway is just as wide around the south end of town, where it kind of seems like a waste because it's not nearly as built up in the south. Optimism. Planning ahead rather than catching up.
But San Antonio is beautiful. Lot of lovely trees and rolling hills. The mall we went to yesterday afternoon had an open courtyard throughout the center with trees and water fountains. And the River Walk downtown . . . oh, my goodness! Just gorgeous. Not only green and natural, but with stone bridge built for walkways over the river.
So, all in all, I'm flying out today with a good impression of our upcoming stomping grounds. Now, if we could just find a home . . . and sell our home in Sioux City . . . anyone interested in a two-story on the south edge of Morningside?