Moving Day came for our daughter Stephanie and family over Labor Day weekend. It's been a process of ups and downs, lefts and rights and sometimes going in circles! The 600 mile move from San Antonio was a family decision, moving to a smaller town near family had became a priority for them. Most of my life has been spent in smaller communities, so the obstacles of big city living are foreign to me.
When we lived near San Antonio, the traffic was one of the things that was an irritation. You had to allow extra time to get anywhere. I hated waiting in lines, being turned away when movies were sold out and the congestion of a big city. That said, there were many reasons I loved San Antonio. It truly was one of the most beautiful cities we had ever lived near. The Riverwalk, Mercado and downtown San Antonio are tropical paradise. The weather has brutal heat in the summers, but winters are balmy and warm. You don't even have to watch the weather report...it's always nice! I have to brag on the people too, very friendly and often went out of their way to help another. Then there's the food...oh my, where do I start? From Tex-Mex to the German specialties, the melting pot of a big city offers every cuisine imaginable.
We loved our time in South Texas, but Arkansas kept calling our name. It's home to us and we love the quiet lifestyle here. You can be across town in 20 minutes. You are first in line at the DMV...and they are nice! We have a favorite Mexican restaurant that we go to EVERY Friday night that is run by the Reyes family. (They would worry about us if we didn't show up!)
It's not Norman Rockwell, but it pretty close!