I had a terrific Mother’s Day, far beyond my expectations. For breakfast, we got up early and drove into San Antonio to eat at the wonderful Magnolia Pancake Haus off 281 and Bitters Rd. Although we arrived at 8:15a, we still had to wait one hour to be seated. No reservations were accepted. We waited in the parking lot with Danny’s brother Mickey, daughter Merideth, her boyfriend Kipp, and the three grandchildren, Calvin, Lizzie, and Ben.
The food was well worth the wait, which is why we even attempted to go there on such a busy holiday. Many older men escorted their mothers, but mostly there were young families.
Afterwards, we said goodbye to Merideth et al, who had to return to Kingsville, while Danny, Mickey, and I had to rush home so I could go meet my mother and three sisters for brunch at the River House Tea Room in Gruene. Inside, the lighting was not conducive to photo taking, and we did not sit outside, as we have in the past, to take Mother’s Day pictures. An amateur photographer offered to take a picture of me with sisters Lisa, Lynne, and Diane beneath a very old and sprawling live oak tree across the street. After which, I was glad to walk around a little, having forced myself to order and eat a slice of chicken-pecan quiche.
In the evening, it was back to Gruene for dinner at the Gruene River Grill with sons Judson and Tyler and their families, as well as Tyler’s California in-laws. GRG has such a terrific library room for large groups. There are also tables with an excellent view of the limestone green Guadalupe River below and of the sunsets, as well as a bar and outdoor patio seating. After feasting, we indulged in photo time while the light was still good outside.
A most satisfactory Mother’s Day, not soon to be forgotten. However, yesterday morning I felt compelled to don my exercise gear and walk the neighborhood to work off some of Sunday’s food.