This week on The Texas Bucket List we visit some sights and eats that are built on the strength of the love and determination of the people who manage them. From burgers to sandcastles, it’s simply a matter of putting your heart into your work.
First stop is the Cathedral of San Fernando in San Antonio, a beautiful building with a history that stretches back to the beginnings of Texas. These holy grounds serve as the final resting place of Alamo war heroes such as Crockett, Bowie, and Travis. If you’re interested in anything Texan, this is the place to stop and learn about some of the finer points of Lone Star State history!
For some grub, we stop at a drug store and burger joint rolled into one! The Stanton Drug & Grill combines diner bar charm and service with a quality pharmacy to fill your prescriptions. It’s a slice of good ole’ southern hospitality and the employees are sure to make you feel warm and welcome. Be sure to stop by and fill your belly with a regular old fashioned cheeseburger!
We stop by the Grand Stafford in Bryan to listen to country singer Josh Grider perform his achingly deep song “Two Truths and a Lie.”
We finish our day off with some sun, smiles, and sandcastles – staples at South Padre Island’s “Biggest Ever” Sandcastle! Sculptor Andy Hancock is just doing what he loves bringing cheer to the children and tourists of South Padre. Every inch of the towering castles is excruciatingly detailed and designed by hand. If you’re headed to the beach this spring or summer, be sure to stop and stand in awe of the permanent castles that stand guard over the sandy shores!