Just back from my son's Airforce BMT graduation. So neat to see him again...looks great and seems good about his decsion. We had a great time!
Just some reviews on hotel and restaurants:
Residence Inn: I felt like this was a safe area. We walked everywhere. My two other sons walked back from the Riverwalk at 3:00am both nights and never had any problems...felt safe. The staff here was one of the nicest I have ever encountered. Were eager to answer any questions and help whenever possible. Asked for roll-away..it was there in 5 minutes. Asked for extra towels....5 minutes again! Very clean. Very good breakfast every morning(eggs,sausage gravy biscuits,waffles,etc.)The one bedroom suite was a litle small for 4 people, but we managed ok. One son slept on sofa-sleeper and other on roll-away. We walked to the Riverwalk from there on Friday afternoon for dinner with our new Airman and then again later that night to go to Howl At The Moon. So if you dont mind walking, it is very doable.
MiTierra Restaurant - Not quite sure why this restaurant gets the rave reviews here on Trip Advisor. Dont get me wrong, we enjoyed it just nothing special. Food didnt taste any different then the Mexican food I get here in PA. It is really decorated neat though!
Saltgrass Steakhouse - Very good meal and good service. Only one steak not done right, and they were very apologetic about it. Not bad price either. Around $175 for 5 people. Three of us had one drink each. No appetizers...one dessert shared.
Mad Dogs - Stopped in here for a drink Friday afternoon before dinner. For being a British Pub wasnt there wasnt that much beer to choose from on the menu. Sons and husband dissappointed in that. They were looking to try something really different.
Howl-At-The-Moon - Fun Place. Dueling Piano Players. Very crowded here so get there by around 8 if you want a seat.
Ritas on The River - Again...nothing special. Just ok food.
Red Lobster(near Lackland) - My Airman was hungry for seafood so we ate here. Very good.
I will post another thread for info on BMT Graduation and base stuff.
PM me if you have any other questions.