The Guenther House – San Antonio, TX

As I drove up to The Guenther House, I had the unsettling feeling you get when you are putting yourself into a new situation or meeting new people.  I was a little bit nervous and it just got worse as I tried to locate the actual parking lot to the building.  I was at the Guenther House with my two children to meet up with what my husband affectionately calls my imaginary friends. 


Sarah, from Wandering Off, couldn’t have picked a better place to meet up.  I had read about the Guenther House on her blog when we were planning our San Antonio trip and was excited to give it a try.  It is the home of the Pioneer Flour Mills’ founding family and the grounds are just beautiful. 


You have the option of dining inside or out, but unfortunately even though we were eating brunch on a weekday the wait was almost 2 hours.  Luckily, motherhood and lots of traveling with kids has taught us to be flexible if nothing else!!!  🙂  We decided to just grab a pastry inside at the little counter and head to a shady area under a tree.  The kids got along well and ran around in the grass while Sarah and I got to have a proper chat.  I ordered a cinnamon roll and a slice of coffee cake.  Take a look at this cinnamon roll (my two kids and I couldn’t even finish it!):


And those nervous feelings?  They disappeared the minute we said hello.  There is nothing like a little bit of food, a gorgeous setting, and children to help break the ice!  It was like talking to an old friend.  If you haven’t seen Sarah’s blog, Wandering Off, you definitely need to head over there.  Right now!

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  1. 1

    Food really can make new friends feel like old pals in a matter of minutes. Lovely story.

  2. 2

    Looks like an absolutely wonderful place (the food looks good too!). 🙂

  3. 3

    I like the imaginary friends – I must tell that to my husband who also thinks I live in a cyberworld chained to my computer – when the blogging friends come to visit he realises they’re real people and real friends that we may just never meet in person but sometimes do.

  4. 4

    you’re right – what a great place to meet! YUM!

  5. 5

    I had so much fun meeting you! I’m actually writing a post right now about blogging friends that I’ve met this summer, and of course, I mentioned you. Hope you had a nice time in San Antonio!

  6. 6

    Oh how lucky for both of you to meet! If either one of you are ever in California, I would love to prove to your husband I am not imaginary. 🙂

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    The funny thing about meeting up with Sarah was that my husband called and texted like 15 times (even after I said she was there and we were ok). I think he was afraid that we would never come back to the hotel! 🙂


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