The Thursday before Mother’s Day, my family made its way to San Antonio, Texas, to bury my mother’s remains. The Saturday before Mother’s Day would have been her birthday, and we decided that would make a fitting circle. Mom and Dad have always been big genealogy buffs, and so in the course of her research, she found a direct connection to many old San Antonio families and qualified to be buried in the historic Coker cemetery. (It was fun to see Jones Maltzberger Road on signs, since those are family names I grew up hearing a lot.)
Despite the reason for the visit, I knew we needed to do something to make the trip a little more fun for my boys (and, honestly, for me) — something that would build some good memories around the hard ones. San Antonio being the city that it is, that was actually pretty easy.
After we landed, we grabbed our rental car and headed off to the Alamo (in the header image, just in case you didn’t recognize it.) (All of my straight-on photos have the kids in them and I try not to put pictures of them online these days.)
I suspect I’d visited the Alamo before when I was younger, but I don’t have a clear memory of it. So it was a fun surprise to realize that a) inside is a chapel and b) there’s more of the mission still standing. (Usually you just see the iconic front and it’s like “the Alamo!” and that’s it.) A lot of the back area was closed for renovation, which was sad, but we peeked at the statues and wandered around what we could.
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Jackie Castle remembered those who gave.
On Tuesday, Alexa Verde talked about reader groups.
On Wednesday, Janet W. Ferguson let us hang out with Melissa Tagg.
On Thursday, Marion Ueckermann talked about (not) her big fat Greek wedding.
On Friday, Narelle Atkins told us why CCR is her favorite genre.
On Saturday, Liwen Ho asked about your reader pet peeves.
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Ginger Solomon
Tuesday: Melanie Snitker
Wednesday: Heather Gray
Thursday: Julie Arduini
Friday: Jolene Navarro
Saturday: Lindi Peterson
The Texan’s Secret Daughter (Cowboys of Diamondback Ranch) by Jolene Navarro
Only Together (The Imagination Series 5) by Staci Stallings
The Art of Rivers (A Coastal Hearts Novel) by Janet W. Ferguson
Risking Love (Maple Run 4) by Toni Shiloh
The Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage (Montana Ranches Christian Romance 4) by Valerie Comer
Homecoming Blessings (Dalton Brothers 3) by Merrillee Whren
Starting Anew (Life Unexpected 3) by Melanie D. Snitker
Hope for Christmas (Hope Ranch 1) by Elizabeth Maddrey
At First Spark (The Spark Brothers 4) by Liwen Y. Ho
My Wayfaring Billionaire (Grimwood Legacy 3) by Jackie Castle
Tender Wishes and Butterfly Kisses (Honeysuckle Cove 8) by Mary Manners
Cherish Me (A Chapel Cove Romance 3) by Autumn Macarthur
Wilde About You (Weddings by Wilde 1) by Deb Kastner
The Cowgirl’s Christmas Gift (Last Chance Ranch 1) by Deb Kastner
Hopelessly Devoted to You (The Imagination Series 6) by Staci Stallings
Markers: Savannah Sweethearts Prequel & Books 1-2 (Savannah Sweethearts Boxed Set 1) by Jan Thompson
Milestones: Savannah Sweethearts Books 3-5 (Savannah Sweethearts Boxed Set 2) by Jan Thompson
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