Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break

This week my sister and her 5 kids came down to Texas to visit!! We had such fun. I did things that I had never done before. The highlight of the week was going to San Antonio. Eight of us piled into her van and hit the road (thank you to my wonderful husband for staying home and dog sitting). San Antonio is about 6 hours away and we left here during rush hour...NOT a good idea. We got there around 10pm. Our plan was to leave early enough to do a session in the temple but that did not work out :(. The next day we went to SeaWorld...all I can say is AWESOME. We all loved it. The Believe show with the killer whales was the BEST. We saw it twice. The first time the only seats available were down in the splash zone. We sat on the second row. When they say you will get soaked they do not lie. I was soaked to the skin however I was also closest to the middle of the row and the ones on the end were hardly wet. Michael sat next to me and he was soaked too. Luckily Kelly had moved up with Angela or else they would have been soaked too. Let me tell you...that is the saltiest water that I have ever been unlucky enough to taste (you couldn't help was on my least my mouth was closed when we were splashed!!) We went to all the shows at least once plus I went on the inverted roller coaster...the one where you sit in the seat and your legs was pretty fun. We were there from when the park opened to when it closed. I can't believe we never took our kids there was great...I highly recommend it if you are ever in Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio. Well worth the money spent.

Then the next day we decided to stay and go to the riverwalk and the Alamo. The younger kids were pretty bored at the Alamo so we didn't stay long...besides there were huge lines. We ate lunch/dinner at Saltgrass (in my opinion the best steak house ever) and then after that went on a boat tour. It was all fun...we had a hilarious guide. We got done with that around 5pm (just in time for rush hour traffic would have thought we had learned our lesson on the way down). We decided since we couldn't go to the temple to just drive by. It was kinda out of the way but worth going to see. It is bigger than the OKC temple but smaller than the Dallas temple and beautiful like all temples. Then we drove home stopping between San Antonio and Austin for ice cream at an A&W. All was well at home.

Our guests left today and I have been not doing anything...just recovering...I have been so tired but now that it is past 9pm I am finally waking up!! pictures this time...we forgot the camera again. Kelly did get some on her phone though so that is good.

How was everyone else's spring break? Have you had it yet???


Kiera said...

How fun! I love when family visits! We love Sea world too!!

Frisbies Forever said...

That sounds fabulous! So glad you had a great time!

Karin said...

I am so glad you had family here. What a fun Spring Break. I LOVE San Antonio too and want to go back soon. We would go once a year from Utah to visit friends.

Lois Brown said...

San Antonio is one of my favorite places to go. I'm so glad you had a great time with our sister and her family! I just got back from Utah and meeting Allison's boyfriend!