Tuesday, 3/27, San Antonio, Texas
Tuesday brought a new room with a wonderful view. I'm always amazed that a hotel wouldn't have given us the best viewed room to begin with in order to have a happy customer but they seem to be a little short-sighted. We headed out to the pool to let the kids swim and to have lunch from the pool bar/cafe located right next to the pool. Check out their website and you'll see it. Unfortunately, and the website doesn't tell you this, it is closed during the week. #1 went inside to see if we could order lunch and have it brought out but the manager she talked with seemed to be put out that we would ask them to actually carry something out to the pool since the cafe was closed. Our stay so far has been anything but sterling. After a day of lounging by the pool with the closed bar/cafe, we headed off to dinner. When we returned to the room we uncorked a 2004 Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay which was your typical California tasting Chardonnay. Not that that is a bad thing but it just had a little too much oak for #1's taste and even I have gotten to the point where I'm easily turned off by too much oak. Nice vanilla taste, however, was noted on the first and subsequent glasses and the oak wasn't as noticeable once it warmed up a little. I gave this one 3 corkscrews due to the average taste and value for the money. I paid $6.99/bottle for this. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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