Wednesday, May 13, 2015

662. Ace

662. Ace
Definition: (adj) very good
Location Placed: San Antonio Airport, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/3/15 at 1:01pm





This airport is one of the smaller ones I've been to. However, it has a good amount of shops in it. We decided to eat at one of the little Mexican restaurants down there. Better food in that restaurant than I have been able to find in a number of regular Mexican restaurants at home. San Antonio definitely knows how to do Mexican food well.

661. Renowned

661. Renowned
Definition: (adj) known or talked about by many people
Location Placed: Visitor's Center, Henry B. Gonvalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/3/15 at 9:33am





I appreciate the little visitor's center in the conference center. Hopefully all the visitor's to the convention center were able to utilize some of the services that the visitor's center provided. The fellow manning the desk was the most polite person I heard when he was working with one of the patrons. If you happen to be attending a convention, I definitely recommend picking his brain for things to do in the area. Even if you don't have a lot of time to get out and about, he seemed like he would be able to assist you in making the most of San Antonio and the time you have. I only wish I had realized it earlier in my trip!

660. Preferred

660. Preferred
Definition: (v) like one thing better than another
Location Placed: Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 10:00pm





I was able to spend my Saturday evening in the way I prefer most: enjoying some time exploring a new city/town/area. I picked up an ice cream at a local place and sat eating it, listening to a mariachi band serenade restaurant patrons across the river. The temperature was just right and was an awesome way to cap a short jaunt to Texas.

659. Flourishing

659. Flourishing
Definition: (adj) developing rapidly and successfully
Location Placed: Centro Info, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 9:19pm





I had a wonderful dinner right around the corner from here at Zinc. One of my friends recommended it as well as one of my colleagues. If you're looking for an inexpensive, yet delicious, meal in the area, I would definitely recommend it. I think I am most impressed with the amount of outdoor restaurant seating that San Antonio boasts. Definitely something we don't get as much of where I live.

658. Saintly

658. Saintly
Definition: (adj) virtuous
Location Placed: Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 8:52pm





This hotel has a pass-through pathway from the touristy non-Riverwalk items, to the Riverwalk itself. It definitely had a lovely little sitting area to read in, feeling like you are outside when you're really inside. It also was very close to a nice little bar where a fellow was playing jazz music. Definitely a really good location if you are trying to be in the thick of things.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

657. Endearing

657. Endearing
Definition: (adj) inspiring love or affection
Location Placed: HB Bier Garten, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 8:50pm





Although it certainly doesn't resemble the HB in Munich, Germany, it certainly was an interesting place with live music along an alley off the Riverwalk. As a tourist I found the Riverwalk to be quite endearing. I know the local folk must tire easily of it and curse the tourists for flooding the area. As we tend to avoid the beach during the summer, I imagine the locals probably avoid the Riverwalk. But it is just so adorable with it's live music and open air seating for restaurants. The sounds of water lapping at the banks and the chatter of all sorts of people rising up from it's below street level location. I would be supremely happy if all big cities had Riverwalk's of their own. But I know that would pull from the charm of the Riverwalk in San Antonio. So perhaps we'll let San Antonio have this one.

656. Chic

656. Chic
Definition: (adj) elegantly and stylishly fashionable
Location Placed: Ripley's Believe It or Not, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 8:47pm





Another thing I was amazed by when I was a kid was Ripley's Believe It Or Not. I first visited one when I was... I must've been 12 or so. If I had visited one sooner, I've since forgotten. I begged my parents to go when we were on vacation. I was so interested in all the oddities of the world. They had a 2 headed kitten (of which I am now well aware was not the actual kitten, thankfully.) They showed tribes from where I cannot now recall in their native gear, stuff I had never seen before. I lapped it up. I actually have now placed the book about Mr. Ripley himself on my list of books I'd like to read. I should think it'll be an entertaining read to say the least.

655. Well-mannered

655. Well-mannered
Definition: (adj) polite
Location Placed: Guinness World Records Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 8:43pm





I used to have one of the Guinness World Records books when I was younger. I would pour over it and see all the weird and wonderful sorts of "records" that people held. I had no idea that there was an actual museum for that here. The information on the tallest man was right at the front area. He stood up and we were all impressed. We meaning me and the several family groups that had congregated around the entrance. I guess when a fellow is over 7 feet tall, he seems like quite the large guy no matter how old you are!

654. Unforgettable

654. Unforgettable
Definition: (adj) very memorable
Location Placed: The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 8:36pm





The Alamo is one the places that I would have loved to have seen had I been able to visit during normal business hours. I am in love with historical sites. I love to visit and imagine the people who stood in the same spots in years past. There's just something really interesting to me when it comes to thinking about how people lived and what went on in their lives years before I was born.

653. Smooth

653. Smooth
Definition: (adv) in a way that is without difficulties
Location Placed: Alamo Guest Services, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 8:20pm





During one of my free evenings, I decided to do some exploring. Since I wasn't able to get out much during the day, I popped into one of the guest services places to determine if there was anything open late that would be worth checking out. Most of the things I was interested in kept normal business hours, so having a poke around was definitely my best course of action. But there did look like there were lots of neat things to do and see in San Antonio and the surrounding area.

Monday, May 11, 2015

652. Vigorous

652. Vigorous
Definition: (adj) strong, healthy, and full of energy.
Location Placed: Druary Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 4/30/15 at 7:49pm





One of the interesting things I learned when I took a little river boat cruise along the Riverwalk was that there is only one apartment building that overlooks the Riverwalk. Most of the other buildings are stores, restaurants, or hotels. I was pretty impressed by the sheer number of older buildings that had been turned into hotels. It seemed like you were never more than a stones throw away from one! 

651. Learning

651. Learning
Definition: (n) the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught.
Location Placed: Starbucks, Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 4/30/15 at 7:14pm





I was very excited to get to use my new paper from the Japan Pavilion in Epcot that I bought back in March. It's such fun paper to work with and very pretty! I did a lot of folding on my flight over from New Jersey as I sort of ran out of time to do so prior to my trip. It's hard to believe I've folded over 650 cranes since I started this project! I'm excited to use up the rest of this nice paper before I start using some of my old paper again. And, in true paper addict fashion, I have a ton of paper that I've bought but not yet cut up. I definitely have WAY more sheet than I need to finish off this project. That just means I have to think of something else to do when this is over!

650. Buddy

650. Buddy
Definition: (n) a close friend
Location Placed: Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 4/30/15 at 7:10pm





I think one of the coolest things about the Riverwalk area, was that, from above, you basically couldn't tell it was there. It was a level lower than street level. Essentially it just looked like trees from above. Even walking on the street level, aside from signs and staircases, you wouldn't even know it was there. It feels like a whole different world when you're walking along it.

649. Overjoyed

649. Overjoyed
Definition: (adj) extremely happy
Location Placed: Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 4/30/15 at 7:02pm





I decided to take a full walk around the Riverwalk and do some exploring on one of the free evening periods I had. I headed over toward the Rivercenter Mall area. The Marriott was along the way. Although I can't say much about the rooms, the lobby itself was nice with a Starbucks located there. Definitely nice and close to the mall and many of the shops they had available. If I had more time, I would've did a bit more poking around of the mall which was attached to it.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

648. Consistent

648. Consistent 
Definition: (adj) unchanging in achievement or effect over a period of time.
Location Placed: Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 4/30/15 at 6:52pm





The Grand Hyatt in San Antonio is definitely one of the nicer hotels I've stayed in. It's located basically right on the Riverwalk, making it super easy to get to many of the hotels and other tourist type attractions in the downtown area. I stayed on one of the higher floors that had a view out to the Riverwalk. It was definitely quite nice.

647. Articulate

647. Articulate
Definition: (adj) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
Location Placed: Starbucks Terminal B, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
Date Placed: 4/29/15 at 10:45am





The second leg of my trip was taken on one of the smaller planes I've been on. I definitely prefer flying on larger planes as it tends to be less bumpy. By the time your plane gets up to cruising altitude on the shorter flights, it's ready to go right back down again! I was sitting on the window of this flight, so it was nice to see some of the scenery. I had the same type of plane on the way home, but I was able to pass the time quicker as I knew my seatmate on the way back.

646. Committed

646. Committed 
Definition: (adj) wholeheartedly dedicated
Location Placed: Terminal D Starbucks, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
Date Placed: 4/29/15 at 10:22am





I am sort of obsessed with the "You Are Here" mugs that Starbucks has put out. I first saw them while I was in San Fransisco. That was my first purchase. Ever since then, when I am traveling, I try to see if Starbucks has one of those mugs. If I like the picture, I get it. I now have San Fransisco, New York City, San Antonio and Austin (as the Houston Airport had that one and I liked it.) I found out recently that Disney also has their own versions! I didn't even think to look in the Starbucks when I was releasing cranes down there. Now I am checking on eBay to see if they have any for sale. They are quite cute!

645. Natrual

645. Natural
Definition: (n) a person regarded as having an innate gift or talent for a particular task or activity
Location Placed: Terminal C Starbucks, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
Date Placed: 4/29/15 at 10:11am





I visited Texas for the first time this past week. I was traveling down to San Antonio for business and had a layover in Houston. The airport was surprisingly big and easy to travel between all the different terminals. I did a lot of exploring during my 2 hour layover as I had not even been in this airport before. I also picked up some breakfast as I knew I wasn't going to get anything else to eat that morning. Aside from having to change terminals for my connecting flight, I definitely wouldn't mind having to layover here again!

644. Diligent

644. Diligent
Definition: (adj) having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties
Location Placed: Symphony Space, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 3/18/15 at 8:40pm





I decided to take a foray into the city to see a show at Symphony Space, which I had never been to. It's a really intimate venue where the stage can easily be seen from any seat. I was a bit later than I had hoped to be as I was coming straight from work and had to catch the train and subway in order to get up to the City. It ended up being a good show and I left a bit early to catch the train back home. I'm looking forward to seeing what other shows they have available as it was not too difficult to get to.