5 Things to Do: In San Antonio on a Rainy Day

1. Read the new book To Selena with Love by Chris Perez

Looks like the book is selling out at HEB and the book stores so call to place a book on hold for the next shipment if you haven’t already purchased it.  It is the talk of the town right now and as a Selena fan myself, I can’t wait to snuggle up and read my book on our rainy days here in SA.  Chris Perez wrote this memoir of his late wife Selena Quintanilla Tejano music legend who was shot and killed in 1995.

2. Watch the Kony 2012 youtube video

Have you heard of Kony 2012? It’s all over Facebook and the news! I got the details from my teenage cousin. This movement seems to be drawing to this younger generation of social media fanatics.  It was the perfect 30 minute video to watch on a rainy day! I have to say it was quite powerful and moved me to support the Invisible Children and their mission.  KONY 2012 IS A FILM AND CAMPAIGN BY INVISIBLE CHILDREN THAT AIMS TO MAKE JOSEPH KONY FAMOUS, NOT TO CELEBRATE HIM, BUT TO RAISE SUPPORT FOR HIS ARREST AND SET A PRECEDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE. (from http://www.kony2012.com)

3. Watch a 3D movie at the Alamo IMAX Theatre

Add some action and entertainment to your rainy day here in SA by heading out to the IMAX at the Rivercenter Mall.  Get in tune with your towns history or educate yourself with some fascinating films with a 3D experience. Now playing:

Alamo: The Price of Freedom

Born to be Wild

Flying Monsters

Hubble

Tornado Alley

4. Visit the McNay to view the Andy Warhol Exhibit

I was excited to see the billboard for the Andy Warhol Fame & Misfortune exhibit at McNay while driving on the highway.  It is featured from Feb.1-May 20, so take advantage of these rainy days and spend the day strolling amongst America’s favorite pop art figure.

5.  Drink a warm traditional San Antonio drink

Champurrado and Mexican Chocolate are the comforting drinks we turn to on a rainy cold day.  Visit HEB Plus to buy some of the Champurrado, usually at the drink stand where they have the aguas frescas.  If not below is a recipe for this traditional drink that was enjoyed by the Aztecs before they were invaded by the Spanish.  We can’t forget the yummy chocolate de la abeula! Just by the Abuelita Nestle’s brand chocolate tablets to make at home. It is the perfect drink to enjoy while snuggling with family.

Champurrado

  • 1 tbsp. masa harina (corn flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 oz. Mexican chocolate
  • 1/2 tbsp. grated piloncillo
  • Grated cinnamon, for garnish (optional)
  1. Whisk the masa harina and water together in a saucepan over medium heat until slightly thickened.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the chocolate and piloncillo until dissolved.
  3. Pour the drink into a cup, sprinkle with an optional bit of cinnamon, and enjoy with churros.

Makes 1 drink.

 

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