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Sunday, April 7, 2024

San Antonio - Spurs Game vs Warriors - Shawn and Connor

Connor has enjoyed going on a boy's trip the last couple of years for his birthday and this year he wanted to see a new player to the NBA named Victor Wembanyama, who was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs. Many of the games were on days during the week, and some that would work were against terrible teams that Connor found completely uninteresting. He decided that a Sunday game against the Warriors would be the most interesting on the schedule and it was nice that we'd be able to see Steph Curry and the Warriors as well as the Spurs. 

We flew out on Saturday and Connor's favorite meal of the entire weekend was at the airport. He loves Orange Chicken lately and the Panda Express at the airport gave us a big heaping helping. 

Our flights went through Houston and since we didn't have any checked bags, it was super easy and fast to get out of the airport and to our hotel. Andrea found us a nice one right on the River Walk area of downtown. 

After checking in, we wandered around the River Walk for a bit and looked for a nice place for dinner. Nothing really jumped out at us and Connor loves room service, so that's what we ended up with for our meal. There were a lot of NCAA basketball games on, so we were plenty entertained while we had our dinner. 

In the morning we got up fairly early and spent the day walking around town. The Alamo was right near our hotel, so we started there and took a few pics before going on our exploration journey.

We went on a super long walk down the river and eventually found a Mexican Restaurant that looked good. We both had taco salad with guacamole and it was pretty sitting out by the river and watching the people go by. A Mariachi band came through and serenaded the guests while we ate.

After our walk, we relaxed for a little while before changing in to our Spurs gear for the game. Connor wanted to dilly dally for a bit and arrive shortly before the game started, but I thought it would be a better idea to get going. I'm glad we did, since there was a lot of traffic to get to the stadium and the Uber dropoff in the parking lot was still a long walk from the entrance. We got in to the stadium with about 20 minutes to  spare before the game started, so we went by the fan shop and did a little shopping. Connor found a brown jacket that he liked, so I got it for him. The jacket matched the warmup gear for the team that night and I liked the new team logo.

We both enjoyed the spectacle of the game, and both teams played pretty well. Wemby started off a little "off" and missed some of his first shots, but he ended the game with 32 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks. 

It was a great weekend with my son, and I think I may enjoy our time together even more than he does. He's a great guy and I'm glad we can take him to see some NBA games even though there isn't a team in our city.

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