Top Ten Reasons I Love San Antonio

Top ten reasons I love San Antonio

10) We have short winters.

9) We’re a hub – all major highways in Texas run through us.

8) Cost of living – I was looking at real estate porn, and you can get a really nice house for a couple of hundred thousand.

7) History – not just Texas history (though I get choked up every time I go in the Alamo) but my family’s history is here.

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6) Entertainment – we have a museum that’s free every day, two that are free on Tuesday afternoons, we have a wonderful zoo, Sea World and Fiesta Texas.

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5) The Spurs. I’m not a huge fan, like I used to be, but I love seeing people get all worked up for the home team.

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4) Fiesta! A week-long party, with food on a stick, parades and everything, just for my birthday! (Okay, to celebrate the defeat of Santa Ana, which was on my birthday WAY before I was born.)

3) Food – no matter what you like, we have places that are good at making it – Mexican, barbecue, steak. Not seafood, though.

2) Diversity – We’re a regular melting pot!

1) Friendliness – no matter where you go, SOMEONE will talk to you.


What do you love about your hometown?

I hope everyone had a lovely Father's Day! We had a nice dinner last night - everyone was shocked to look up and see it was almost nine!

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8 comments:

Paula said...

I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. A few things I like about it:

1) It's big enough to be convenient and small enough to be comfortable.

2) It has lived through the shame of its Civil Rights-era notoriety and emerged a stronger and better place.

3) We have City Stages every June, bringing in a huge variety of musical acts to play in the heart of the downtown business district.

4) We're within easy driving distance of beaches, mountains, great fishing lakes--and Memphis, Atlanta and Nashville.

I could go on, but those will do for now. ;)

Dana Pollard said...

I LOVE Birmingham too! We lived there and I miss it sooooo much!!

I also love San Antonio. There was a Pollard at the Alamo... gets me choked every time.

My hometown? Ft. Worth, Tx. Stockyards leads to cowboys. 'Nuff said. hehe

Anonymous said...

I LOVE San Antonoio too! I'm always there in October for a journalism conference. My students have a great time.
What I love about Wichita Falls
1. The people
2. We're close enough to Dallas and OK C that we can fly anywhere easy enough or go have big city fun, but far enough away that we're still a small city.
3. The schools. They're all great.
4. Sheppard Air Force Base.

Our housing is HORRIBLE! We have tons of new houses, but the small ones start at $170,000. I'm going to be in my big OLD house forever. We just don't have a clue what to do with it. :-)

Kelly Boyce said...

My hometown was New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. I loved growing up there. It was big enough to support 2 malls and 2 theatres but small enough you knew most of the people in it and to have a good rivalry going with the other small towns surrounding us. That being said, I'm glad I moved after graduating, even if it wasn't my idea. Way more opportunities in the city.

KATZ said...

Things I love about Houston: The smog, the traffic, the humidity...oops, wait! Wrong list! :) I do love the mild winters.

But I actually consider my "hometown" as East Texas, where my parents still live. Love the pine trees.

My dh and I really need to live near a big city, though - someplace with restaurants and museums and stuff for the kids!

Nice post!

MJFredrick said...

Fun, Paula! Okay, I have a dumb question. I read this series of books by Anne George about two sisters who solve mysteries and I think they were in Birmingham, and they always talked about this giant statue of Vulcan? Is that still there?

LOL on the cowboys, Dana!

Mary Beth! Those housing costs are terrible! I remember my cousin coming here from NJ and taking a picture of billboards advertising housing starting at $40,000. I told her they were tiny, but she said no one would believe her - smaller houses were still expensive back east.

Kelly, cool! Nova Scotia! I'm trying to wrap my mind around how it could have two malls and still be small enough to know so many people!

Sarah, LOL, I thought about having an opposite list, too, and traffic would be on it, though it's not nearly as bad as Houston! The area where y'all have the WHRWA meetings is so gorgeous, but getting there....ugh!

Rene said...

I used to live in Austin. We went to San Antonio a couple of times when I was a kid.

I remember the Alamo. LOL

I like my town because it is so pretentious. I know that isn't usually a good thing, but it amuses me to no end. We are also a very small town in an ocean of Los Angeles suburbia and the town tries hard to maintain that feeling.

MJFredrick said...

Rene, LOL about being amused by your town's pretentiousness! We get that every once in awhile, up in city hall. Nice about being a small town in the middle of all that humanity ;)

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