“And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier…”
-Walt Whitman, “Leaves of Grass”
The site of Sara and Rachel's first "date", Tre Trattoria is one of my favorite restaurants in San Antonio. Located in the Alamo Heights neighborhood, and nestled near the banks of the San Antonio River, the restaurant offers a seasonal menu... but never fear - the gnocchi is always here!
San Antonio is traditionally a city of sprawl. It has wide open spaces, and we use them. The Broadway was one of the first signs of a shifting landscape, and provided the residents one of the first truly highrise luxury experiences available in the city.
It seemed only fitting that Sara Glass, a successful attorney, would be living in this beautifully appointed building located in the heart of San Antonio.
I first went to the Majestic Theatre to see a stage production of Les Miserable when I was a freshman in college. Built in 1929, the theatre fell into disrepair in the mid-20th century, and it wasn't until the late 1980s and early 1990s that significant renovations were completed. Because of those efforts, the theatre is now a beautiful historic landmark in the heart of downtown San Antonio.
Two scenes in Waking Forever are set in the theatre. Sara and Rachel attend a performance of the musical Wicked, and then Rachel's past pays her a surprise visit during an attendance of a San Antonio Symphony performance.