Hello and Happy Wednesday!  It has been a crazy few weeks around here between traveling home for the holidays and then to San Antonio Texas for the Army All American Bowl.  My husband is a high school football coach and this year one of his players was invited to play in the game with other top football players across the country.  The Army put on a variety of events for players, coaches, and parents throughout the week.  I was lucky to be able to travel with Tom and enjoy the main events, so today I’m sharing a recap of the weekend and of course all the yummy eats in San Antonio.

Army All American Bowl

Let me start by saying that our flight was at 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning and for those of you on the east coast know that was the time the ‘bomb cyclone’ started covering our area.  We just can’t escape the snow this Winter and had an interesting ride to the airport and just barely made our flight.  Once we landed in San Antonio we felt more relaxed and glad to see the temperatures hitting 60 degrees.  After checking into our hotel we made a stop for some Tex Mex for lunch at Rio Rio Cantina.  We shared chips and salsa and the chicken and barbacoa street tacos.  Everything was delicious!

Rio Rio Cantina San Antonio TX

We walked down The Riverwalk before heading back to our hotel, The Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk.  Tom had a coaches orientation in the afternoon while I just hung out in the room.  Then they had a dinner out for coaches and their spouses.  It was more delicious Tex Mex, but I forgot to take a photo.  After dinner we hung out with two new couples we met from South Carolina and Texas.  It was so great to interact with other coaches wives, and talk especially about being, well….. a coaches wife.

The Riverwalk in San Antonio Texas

Friday Tom had sessions all day so I slept in a bit, got in a good workout at the hotel gym, and then met the girls I met the previous night for some shopping and lunch.  We dined at the Yard House where I ate a giant salad with salmon.  I definitely need to recreate this combo at home; kale, brussels, cauliflower, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, beets, pomegranate, blueberries, and feta with an orange vinaigrette.

San Antonio Eats, WIAW

That night we got dressed up for the Army All American Awards Show and for dinner before.

Army All American All Star Game Awards Show

Dress // Shoes // Similar Necklace // Wristlet

Saturday was game day.  I was up early and got in a quick workout of some treadmill sprint intervals and leg exercises.  Then showered and ordered room service as I needed something quick to eat.  I had an omelet with spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms with a side of sourdough toast and potatoes.  I ate about half of this before sipping my coffee with Vital Proteins Collagen and getting ready for the game.

Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Room Service

The All American game was inside of the Alamodome.  Tom’s player was #53 on the East team.  The game, the band, and seeing athletes from all over the country come together was truly an amazing experience.

Army All American Bowl

After the game they did an autograph session with the players on the field.  Kids went around with towels and footballs for the players to sign.  Which is really fun because many of these athletes will go on to play at top schools for college.

Army All American Bowl

Saturday we had the night to ourselves so Tom and I went out to dinner at The Esquire Tavern.  It was incredibly dark inside but the drinks and food were all delicious.  We shared the fried pickles and then each ordered a burger, we were on vacation after all.  After dinner we walked down the Riverwalk one last time then decided on ice cream from the Marble Slab for dessert to wrap up our weekend in San Antonio.

The Esquire Tavern San Antonio TX

Since we stayed within walking distance from our hotel I don’t know how much of the city we actually saw.  But if visiting San Antonio I would highly suggest getting BBQ and Tex Mex to eat.  And spend time walking along the Riverwalk where there are several stores, bars, and restaurants.  We didn’t take a tour of it, but of course there is also the Alamo and several other interesting museums.

That’s it for our trip to San Antonio!  Have a great rest of your week.

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14 Comments on Army All American Bowl in San Antonio and Delicious Eats for WIAW

    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 10, 2018 at 10:47 pm (9 months ago)

      It definitely was fun. I would have loved to have spent more time exploring the city, but maybe next time.

      Reply
  1. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    January 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm (9 months ago)

    How fun that you were able to travel with Tom. I’ve never been to San Antonio!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm (9 months ago)

      It was our first time ever in Texas, so that was pretty neat. I wish we could have explored more of the city, but we’ll definitely have to make another trip back.

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  2. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real
    January 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm (9 months ago)

    That’s so cool one of Tom’s player was invited to play and you got to go with! Sounds like a great experience for everyone. I went to San Antonio in 2001 for a family vacation so I was about 6. The best thing was the hotel has a giant fire pit along the lazy river for endless smores at night. A 6 year old’s dream lol.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 10, 2018 at 10:49 pm (9 months ago)

      Oh how cool, and now even in my 20’s I would love that!

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  3. Carrie this fit chick
    January 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve never been to San Antonio! The esquire tavern looks SO cute. Love that cosy vibe and Yard House — great choice!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 10, 2018 at 10:49 pm (9 months ago)

      The Tavern was my favorite place we dined at. But yes that salad from Yard House was amazing!

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  4. Emily Swanson
    January 10, 2018 at 11:10 pm (9 months ago)

    You both look so sharp in what you’re wearing! And I LOVE Mexican food; it looks like you got some delicious Mexican food in SA. 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm (9 months ago)

      Aw thanks Emily. And SO much Tex Mex food in San Antonio, we had several places to choose from and it was all delicious!

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  5. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    January 16, 2018 at 5:36 pm (8 months ago)

    That looks like such a fun event! Plus hello room service!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 17, 2018 at 5:45 pm (8 months ago)

      I had never gotten room service before, I had no idea the portions were so giant, lol. Was definitly a fun weekend.

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  6. Kaylee Gross
    January 18, 2018 at 5:24 am (8 months ago)

    Glad you enjoyed the Texas heat (and the Texas staples of BBQ and Tex-Mex) while it was here. It’s been below freezing for the past few days and I hate it.
    The past few times I’ve been to San Antonio I didn’t get to do much exploring either so I feel ya!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm (8 months ago)

      I am so over the below freezing temperatures! Especially when they last all day! And yes I love visiting cities and enjoying the foodie staples. Have a great rest of your week Kaylee 🙂

      Reply

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