The Legend of Zelda, Mother’s Day, etc

Okay, this might sound odd coming from a 50-year-old woman, but I’m beyond excited to have found out the next The Legend of Zelda is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2017.  There are reports that “The Legend of Zelda” on Wii U will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 in Los Angeles.

Yes, I have been playing The Legend of Zelda and its many reincarnations/versions for almost three decades.  I was introduced to it back in the late 80’s on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).  That was back in the dark ages before the Super NES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, etc.  I haven’t had every version of the game, but close to it.  When my son started venturing into video games (with limited play time) in elementary school, he and I used to sit and play different variations of Zelda, and continued on for years.  My last Zelda purchases/gifts were Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, which were very up-to-date technologically for the time frame.  However, from the snippets I’ve seen from the latest Zelda, the newest one will leave the technology of Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword in the dust.

So yes, the latest news about Zelda has brought out the kid in this 50-year-old–can’t wait for the 2017 release! :)

Mother’s Day this year was extra special since I got to spend extended time with both my kids and my hubby.  The day started out with hugs and kisses as well as Happy Mother’s Day wishes from said hubby and my daughter, but it turns out my son actually beat them all to the wishes because he sent me a text at 12:02 AM with a meme along with Happy Mother’s Day wishes, lol!  Hubby had to work for four hours, so my daughter and I got ready and headed out to spend some leisurely time together.  We stopped at a shoe store, checking out the selection, then headed to the book store where we perused the newest fiction offerings, as well as various publications on Tennessee.  We wandered into the coffee shop, picked up some iced coffees and sat at the back corner table, talking about school, her friends, boys, fashion, makeup, etc.  We then set out again, wandering until we found another shoe store, this time with LOTS of styles to choose from at clearance prices.  She found a pair of Tommy Hilfiger sandals that were beyond cute, and I found a pair of silver heels to go with my dress for that evening’s activities.  We took time to browse through a Bath and Body Works before we headed back home.

The munchkin and I started getting ready since hubby had made reservations at Silo Elevated Cuisine on 1604 for that evening.  We love going to the Silo Terrace Oyster Bar, but that location is closed on Sunday, so this was the first time to visit the 1604 location.  Once hubby got home, they gave me Mother’s Day cards, gift cards to my favorite coffee shop down the street as well as one of my favorite steakhouses, not to mention some special, private gifts from hubby.  Then it was on to the restaurant.

We arrived about a half hour prior to our reservations, so we spent time in the lounge waiting for our table to be ready upstairs.  Our son arrived just a few minutes after we did, and we spent time talking and catching up while we waited.  Hubby snapped a picture of us while we were all laughing.

I have to say, my son outdid himself on his gift.  Since his printer was being finicky, he handed me his phone to show me my gift–tickets to the symphony!  I was thrilled since I had always wanted to go, but he told me, “Mom, read the description“.  Taking off my glasses so I could read the fine print, my breath caught in my throat.  The title of the symphony was “The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses“.

Yes, there is a symphony based on The Legend of Zelda, and he bought four tickets so we all could go see it together!!!  All my gifts I received are awesome, but this one holds a special significance, a bond formed long ago with my son.  I was so excited, as well as holding back a few happy tears.

Dinner was spectacular.  If you live in San Antonio, you must try either Silo Elevated Cuisine or Silo Terrace Oyster Bar.  I had the Jumbo Lump Crabcake with Shrimp & Andouille Saffron Rice, Broccolini with Caper Dill Tartar Sauce, as well as the Belgian Dark Chocolate Mousse for dessert.  Other favorites enjoyed at the table were the Wood Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Asparagus, butter poached crab with lemon caper and dill, and the Prime Centercut Ribeye with White Cheddar & Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Gratin, Sautéed Asparagus, Cracked Pepper & Herb Compound Butter, Decadent Dark Chocolate Souffle, Toasted Coconut Pie and the Vanilla Creme Brulee.  We also enjoyed the Fried Calamari in the lounge.  And if you like Bloody Marys, you must order the Elevated Bloody Mary–it’s the best I’ve ever had.

We brought some of our dinner home because the portions are very generous, and I made sure to put in extra exercise the next day to try to offset the splurge, but it was more than worth it.  I think I’ll have to make reservations there for Father’s Day for hubby, because I want to make his Father’s Day as special as he made my Mother’s Day.

Looking forward to the symphony, as well as the 2017 release of the newest Zelda!