San Antonio, The Rest Of The Story

October 6, 2009

So anyway, I kind of got carried away with the penguins there, but David and I actually did do other things in San Antonio other than obsess over sea animals.

We stayed in this lovely bed and breakfast, the King William Manor, which I highly recommend to anyone:



I can’t tell you enough how much I loved staying in a bed and breakfast instead of a hotel. I feel like I can’t go back now! I loved how homey it felt. I loved having a host. I loved that each room was unique. I loved being served breakfast in the morning at whatever time I asked. It was just adorable.

On our one full day in San Antonio we spent a lot of time walking around downtown and the Riverwalk. We put a lot more miles on the pedometer, and were so exhausted that we spent the late afternoon relaxing in our room, taking naps, reading, and watching football. Then we headed back out in the evening.

Dorky picture in front of the Alamo.

Apparently San Antonio is one of the most haunted cities in America, so we went on this thing called a ghost tour. Our tour guide led us around to different places in downtown and told us about the creepy things that happened there and the rumors of hauntings. We were also encouraged to hunt for ghosts on our own. We even got ghost hunting equipment.


Yes, I mean real equipment. That rod in my left hand is a dowsing rod. This thing is freaky. You can hold it in your hand and ask it to point to something, AND IT WILL. At first I thought our tour guide was just some sort of magician. But no. We each got to use one, and IT IS FOR REAL. I even asked it to spin in circles, and it did so, OF ITS OWN VOLITION. The tour guide says it responds to energy, including mental energy. So when we concentrated it would do what we asked, and then as soon as we let the thought slip from our minds it went back to the center. Crazy, I tell you!

After sadly checking out of our B&B on Sunday, we stopped at the Natural Bridge Caverns on our way home to explore some caves. Once again we were suckered into buying the picture they took of us.

Natural Bridge Caverns

The trip was a complete success. We had a blast. (And on an unrelated note, our new budget begins next month.)

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Comments on San Antonio, The Rest Of The Story

  1. 1

    From Lauren:

    ok that ghost hunting rod thing is scary. i do not like that you can make things move with your mind. that is not natural.

    also i think i’m staying at a haunted hotel when i go to san antonio later this month. the st. anthony? was it on your ghost tour?

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    From kapachino:

    The St. Anthony wasn’t on our tour, but that doesn’t mean it’s not haunted. It might just not be within walking distance. And the dowsing rod thing IS creepy and not natural! I have no idea how to explain it.

  3. 3

    From David, The Rainmaker:


  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    No kidding! David has already been searching for one online.

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    From Rae:

    Glad that you had such a great time. I have never stayed in a B&B… is that horrible?

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    From kapachino:

    I never had either, that’s why I made it one of my goals!

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    From Megan:

    I think that you meant to say “on a related note” there at the end. Buying all those overpriced photos adds up! ;)

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    From kapachino:

    Megan, you obviously didn’t pick up on my clever irony there at the end. I AM A LITERARY GENIUS.

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    From Christine:

    I’m glad that you had a good trip!

    I, too, have never stayed in a B&B but I’m a bit wary as I would feel like such a dork saying “pretty much everything that you want to serve me for breakfast, I cannot have.”

    That ghost thing is creepy. It’s like a oujia board – one doesn’t really know what type of spirits they’re “talking” to. I think I’ll stop at that before I break into a full fledged theology debate on your blog. :P

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    From SoMi's Nilsa:

    My husband, dog and I stayed in a B&B in Montana and we fell in love. Completely has changed our outlook on leisure travel!!!

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    From Kyla Roma:

    This sounds like an awesome time! And those rods are wild. I used to play with them on my family’s farm when I was little.

  12. 12

    From David, The Rainmaker:

    Have you ever thought about doing something like this?

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    From kapachino:

    I’ve read that website and that list before. I thought about it, but I’m not quite sure yet that it’s something I’d like to do. What about you?

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    From Marlena:

    Okay LOVING the rod!!! That is so awesome – pretty sure I need one taking up guest room closet space!

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