Family Fun Day: Press Coffee | Landa Library | San Pedro Park
There is nothing quite like a cup of coffee and donuts to make the world feel right. And after a night like last night, we definitely were in need of some cheering up. Ezra is going through something - teething, learning how to sit, babbling, who knows! David and I took turns consoling him during the almost hourly wake-ups so, needless to say, we were all feeling a bit cranky and tired this morning. Whenever this happens, David and I like to try and lighten the mood by getting out of the house and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Today we decided to visit two of our favorite cheer-up spots, plus a bonus visit to a park we've never been to before.
Below are some pictures, if you'd like to see...
David and I have been attending this little gem of a coffee spot since it first opened back in 2014. We've watched with inspiration and pride as the owners slowly decorated and integrated into the local community. Not only is it a relaxing place to spend the morning, the coffee is also some of the best in the city. What we love most is their outdoor seating area. It's secluded enough so that Ezra can wander around and explore without us worrying that he'll bolt into a parking lot or busy street.
This is probably the coolest library in San Antonio for a couple of reasons: (1) It's an historical house from the late 1920's with most of the original, Italian inspired architecture preserved for visitors to enjoy. (2) In addition to it's charm, the library sits on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped land and includes two playgrounds and a gazebo. David and I love this place so much we even had our maternity photos taken there.
San Pedro Park
Just a hop and skip from Landa Library and Press Coffee lies historical San Pedro Park. Not only is it one of the oldest community parks in San Antonio, but it is also the second oldest park in the United States! David and I have never really spent much time there, so we thought we'd mosey our way over to check out the scenery and playground. I hate to admit this, but we ended up being disappointed with our visit. The playground was amazing and the landscape was gorgeous, but there was trash EVERYWHERE. After diverting Ezra from three different cigarette butts (on the playground!), plus a group of guys drinking beer not far from us (it was 11AM!!), we finally decided to call it a day and head home. Maybe next time will be a bit better.
Altogether, I'd say our efforts at lifting our spirits was a success. Ezra is currently taking a glorious 2 hour nap (hopefully longer for mama!) and David was even able to take a quick siesta. If you are ever feeling blue and haven't been to the above mentioned places, I highly recommend it. The coffee and donuts are especially nice ;)