Marching on with the catch up . . . Really, one of these days I’ll buckle down and get it all done! 🙂
In February, we desperately needed just a small break, so we planned a trip to one of our fav places – San Antonio! This trip turned out to be a little different than ones we’ve taken in the past. Normally, when we go to San Antonio we go to Sea World. Or the Alamo. Or the Riverwalk. Or just do San Antonio-y things. This time, while we did some things, it was actually more of a relaxing trip. We’d do something for a few hours, then head back to the hotel and nap or play video games or just hang out. I think I took a nap all three days we were there! Awesome!
We ended up getting a pretty good deal on a cool hotel – it had two stories. The kids had fun running up and down, and up and down, and up and down . . .
Even with extra space, the kids still had to share beds. Every night, it was a battle to see who didn’t have to sleep with Kelsey. I can’t imagine why . . .
When we weren’t at the hotel, we actually did a few things. Saturday we spent a little time on the Riverwalk. After much begging and pleading (and eye rolling from Mom), we decided to do some of the more ‘tourist-y’ things. We did the Mirror Maze and the Laser Challenger (which was actually kinda fun – Emmy even scored in the top 10 for her age!).
We went to Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum (with MORE eye rolling from Mom) where we discovered the Eiffel Tower made of toothpicks and a bunch of other completely fake things. (No, it wasn’t a waste of money at all!)
Sunday, after church, we went up to see the San Antonio temple. We planned on just walking around the outside, but a guy who looked like he was important happened to show up right after we did and let us in the gates to walk around. We’re awesome parents, so we made the kids pose for pictures! Awww!
On Monday, we headed home, but decided to stop at Natural Bridge Caverns. The kids had never been in a cave, so we thought they would like it. And, we were 3/4 right. Most of our kids had a blast. One didn’t. See if you can figure out which one that was . . .
In addition to the activities, we had some fun with food. Jon was introduced to a show called Man vs. Food before we made the trek down old I-35. It’s basically a show where this guy travels to various places and finds unique food places to eat. He had visited both San Antonio and Austin. In San Antonio, he visited a place called “Big Lou’s Pizza” where they make a 42″ pizza. 42″ INCHES! It’s the size of a small table. Jon, being the connoisseur of pizza that he is, demanded that we go. While we didn’t get the 42 incher, we got a 20″ that was pretty awesome. Jon now wants to plan a trip with the whole family specifically so that we can get the big one! I’m just grateful that he didn’t want to try the place with the world’s hottest hamburger. 😉
On they way home, we made a pit stop in Round Rock, where we shared a giant donut. It was bigger than Emmy’s face!
Hmmm, now I want a donut. I guess we’ll just have to make another awesome road trip soon!