Introduction:  Road Trip through Texas and Oklahoma

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Introduction:  Road Trip through Texas and Oklahoma
Review:  Springhill Suites Oklahoma City/Del City
Review:  The Garage – Del City
Review:  Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Windcrest
Review:  Thai Chalurn – Windcrest
Review:  Mash’d – The Rim/San Antonio
Review:  Gristmill River Restaurant – Gruene
Review: Aloft Hotel – Fort Worth
Review: Ashim’s Hibachi Grill

Hi, welcome to my next trip report.  This trip report will cover my most recent road trip to Oklahoma City and San Antonio.  It will follow the format of my previous trip reports, meaning that it will be in chronological order.  I am actually still on the trip, but since I am stuck in the hotel due to inclement weather, I decided to write.  Remember, this is just an introduction.  The full reviews will be covered in subsequent posts.

This trip was planned a long time ago, but due to some issues at my main job, I almost cancelled it.  The trip called for me to be in Oklahoma City for two days before heading to San Antonio for a week.  I opted to stay in the Springhill Suites located in Del City, Oklahoma.  The hotel was in a recently developed part of the city. It was wayyyy better than the Springhill Suites at Miami International Airport that I visited a few months ago.

Springhill Suites Del CitySpringhill Suites Del City

As I stated earlier, the area was recently developed so there was not a shortage of places to eat. There was one particular restaurant, The Garage, that caught my eye.  I walked over one day after because I heard the burgers were amazing, it did not disappoint.

The Garage Del CityThe Garage Del City

After a short stay in Oklahoma City, it was time for me to make my way to San Antonio.  Fun Fact:  San Antonio was an eight hour drive from Oklahoma City (sigh).  I arrived in Windcrest, just outside of San Antonio, late in the evening on Sunday (or did it feel late because it gets dark at 5:30pm?).  I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. It was a decent hotel with huge rooms.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - WindcrestHoliday Inn Express and Suites - Windcrest

There was an abundance of eateries near the hotel.  I wanted to eat something other than Buffalo Wild Wings or Applebee’s.  I searched my Maps and quickly found a Thai restaurant located just minutes away.  The food was amazing but the thermostat was set to “New England Winter” (more on that later).

Thai Chalurn - WindcrestThai Chalurn - Windcrest

A couple of days into my stay, a friend that I met during a deployment to Iraq, invited me out to Mash’d at The Rim.  OMG! This area in general, and the restaurant in particular, were awesome.  Mash’d had delicious food and cocktails.

Mash'd - The RimMash'd - The Rim

I was double booked on that day so I drove to Gruene, Texas to meet some coworkers at the Gristmill River Restaurant.  It was one of the most gorgeous restaurants that I have ever visited.

Gristmill River restaurantDSC03066Gristmill River restaurant

Final Word

Again, this is only the introduction to my most recent trip.  The odometer in my car gained a couple thousand miles on this trip, but it was worth it.  I will be posting detailed reviews in the coming days.  Thank you always for reading.

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