Thursday, July 18, 2013

San Antonio Vacation 2013

This year’s vacation started out with 4 bathroom stops in the 1st 3 hours of our road trip to San Antonio. After our 1st bathroom stop Reese would insist that she needed to use the bathroom and once we stopped and got out she would reveal that she did not need to use the bathroom. I have to hand it to her that she is a very smart 3 year old, she figured out quickly that claiming to need to use the bathroom got her out of the car that she hates. My girls are decent car riders but not great and neither of them really napped in the car..Reese not at all really and Ella only for a half hour here or there.

We chose San Antonio because Reese has had an obsession with whales for a while now so we decided to do Sea World. While we were there we also did the river walk, the Children’s museum, swam in the hotel pools a lot and ate at Taco Cabana a lot. We stopped in Allen on the way up and back for the night to break up the trip and had fun there too.

The river walk really was not kid friendly. There is about an 8 foot wide walk way on each side of the river with no railing to keep you from falling into the river. There are also hardly any bridges to get you from one side to the other and the couple that we saw had stairs, not convenient with a double stroller. We didn’t let the girls get out of the stroller as we feared they would fall in. We stopped for dinner at the Rainforest Café. This was actually one of the highlights of the trip. The girls loved all of the animals and were fascinated, and a bit frightened, of the thunderstorms. The food was okay but the entertainment was spectacular for a 3 yo and a 1 yo.

My mom came up for the night and got to go to Sea World and the Children’s museum with us. Sea world was a lot of fun. We spent 10 hours there and everyone held up so much better than I expected. Neal looked at me at one point and said he didn’t think we could have done the whole day there without my mom as it is a lot to keep up with the 2 of them at a theme park that size.

We had a really great vacation and so much fun together. We hope to do it again one day when the girls are older and also do Shlitterbahn and maybe float the Guadalupe River.

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