Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ramiro & Mikayla Visit

Ramiro is Sone Esparza’s youngest son.  His daughter, Mikayla was on spring break so he also took the week off.  They decided to come to San Antonio for a few days.  He called us on Wednesday that he would like for us to meet them for breakfast at Mi Tierra for breakfast.  We did and had a very nice visit. I only took a couple of pictures.

I do not know what I did to my phone but I could only take B & W pictures!    Here is Ramiro and Mikayla as we ate breakfast.  Mikayla is 10 years old and she is a 5th grader.

R & M

We enjoyed the musicians……


After breakfast, we headed home as Manuel was not feeling well.  They went on and began their touring.  He later sent me a picture of Mikayla as they are ready to take the carriage tour.


Thank you Ramiro and Mikayla for visiting with us. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Batch of Pictures of Trip

The Spring Break vacation ended on Friday night when they returned to San Antonio.  On Saturday, Manuel and the girls came over to visit all afternoon.  Manuel Sr. had not been feeling well for the last couple of weeks and as you can imagine, seeing them made his day and of course Mine, too.  These two little girls are the most wonderful granddaughters that anyone can ask for.  Anyway, they were so excited about their trip and had so many pictures on their phone to share.  I will post some, as they had a bunch of pictures.

A little more of Washington D.C.

Walking toward the Jefferson Memorial     The Washington Monument under construction                                              

Jefferson Memorial             Washington Monument

View of The Mall from The US Capitol       The Martin Luther King Monument

mall   MLK

More of the sights while in Atlanta, Georgia.  They really like Atlanta!

Manuel, Arianna and Larissa pose with the Coca Coal Polar Bear!

Coca Cola Bear   Coca Cola bottles

I did not know that Coca Cola was founded in Atlanta.  They tasted Coke as it is made different in each country.

Coca Cola Truck

The Georgia Aquarium was greatly enjoyed by all.


These are garden eel                                   An Amber Jelly Fish

Eel Snakes   amber jelly fish


Grandpa’s favorite Cowboy, John Wayne.   Rosa Parks, had something to do with inventing a/c

John Wayne   Rosa Park

This was a wonderful trip and so many memories were created.  They were full of stories to tell.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia

They arrived in Atlanta at about noon.  Got their room, unloaded and headed to have a good breakfast and drive around a little bit. Lari’s breakfast looks delicious…

Lari's Breakfast

On to LEGOLAND Discovery Center where they spent 4 hours.  They had a great time here.

Legoland Discovery Center

Girls at Lego Land



By this time, it was time to eat again.  They had dinner.  Lari ordered Jambalaya. 


Tomorrow, they will take a city tour…..More to come!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

More Pics

These pics are the ones Lari sent me before they left Washington DC.

The White House….                                     The U.S. Capitol….

White House     US Capitol

$1 Million in $10 bills……                               The Potomac River with the Washington Monument in the far right

$1 Million     Potamic River

Tomorrow morning, we will leave early and head to Atlanta, Georgia.

Tour on The BB (Big Bus)

The Girls woke up early again to take the early tour on the Washington DC Big Bus.  This is a double decker tour bus.

Big Bus Tour

The first stop was at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  This monument is in dedication to the services of an unidentified soldier, Marine, Airman or Sailor an to the common memories of all soldiers killed in any war.

unknown soldier

High atop the hill, you can see the mall and the Arlington National Cemetery.


Next stop was at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC.  Construction of this building was begun in 1793.  President George Washington selected this area in 1791 for the building of the Capitol. 

Next stop was the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. 

U.S. Capitol      Jefferson Memorial

Then they visited the Abraham Lincoln Memorial.  Another very interesting sight.

Lincoln Memorial

After the tour, on to have some dinner at this restaurant.  Arianna ordered her favorite, salmon!

Lunch Time

Today was an awesome day.  The girls really enjoyed the sights of Washington DC.

Until next time!

Monday, March 10, 2014

More of D.C.

The Girls woke up early this morning to have breakfast and on to do some touring.  It is a bit cold out today.  It is in the 50’s.

Larissa and Arianna pose in front of the White House.

In Front of White House

They walk the area and pose in front of this police officer patrolling the area on horseback.

Horse Patrol

Next they visited the Department of Treasury/U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  Here they show how U.S. paper currency is printed, staked, cut and examined for defects.  They do not produce coins here.  This was a very interesting place to tour.

Today, they also visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  They spent the day around the  National Mall in Washington DC.  They enjoyed dinner at Pot Belly Restaurant which Lari said was delicious.

They have enjoyed this trip so much. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

On To Washington D.C.

It has been wonderful that Lari has texted me all along this trip.  Having her own phone has made it awesome.  I have to tell you what she told me when I asked her if she had checked the pictures I posted on the blog.  She said, “Yes, Grandma, but you need to work on your sentences”.  I thought this was so funny.  I can see her point, though.  I am used to posting my pictures with very little wording and this is not proper.  They are incomplete sentences. 

On The Road Again!

Lari says they came in from The Grand Ole Opry at 12:30 and had to get up at about 4:30 am to be on the road by 6:00 am.  She took this picture of this beautiful flower arrangement at the hotel lobby.  Then later, she took a picture of the mountains as they drove through Virginia.  She says there are a lot of beautiful mountains.  She is enjoying the scenery while her Sis, Ari is sleeping. 

Hotel Lobby   Virginia

They arrived in Washington D.C.  by 6 pm and headed to drive by some of the sights they will be visiting during the week.  The White House  and  The Smithsonian…

White House   Smithsonian

They headed to the hotel for some rest as they will start their day early tomorrow.

Much more to come!