Monday, July 09, 2007

"Spur" Of The Moment Vacation

SO... where did we go this weekend?

Here are some hints:

Yes, we headed to San Antonio! It's been rainy everywhere, but we decided to take our chances and head south. Luke and I realized a few months ago that our kids have seen the world, but not much of our fair state, so with work being slow due to the rain we decided it would be a fine time to take them on a "San Antonio Spur"-of-the-moment trip to Sea World and the Alamo. We had a great time! I was finishing folding some laundry when he called from work to say, "Hey, let's do it!" so I just diverted laundry into some duffle bags and off we went!

We arrived late after taking the dogs to be boarded and sitting in rush hour traffic leaving town. Once we arrived to our hotel we realized that the only room available was a smoking room, which didn't work for us at all. SO, here we were on a weekend, in the summer, looking for a hotel room in a major tourist town. We drove from hotel to hotel, Luke would go in a ask what they had and I would be on my cell phone calling the ones in the travel guide. On our way to one that seemed okay, he happened to pull into one we hadn't seen. Just what do you think the Lord provided? A beautiful Marriott Courtyard that had only been open for four days! We had a beautiful suite and more than likely, we were the first people to ever stay in it. Instead of smoke, it smelled of fresh paint, new carpet, and fresh linens. Heaven.

Ready for a fun day!

A theme park is a busy place on a summer Saturday, but way more fun than being home doing chores, which inevitably happens if you're around the house on the weekend...

Feeding the dolphins

A mother-daughter "myspace" picture and a family picture on the way to the waterpark. where we had fun floating around the lazy river and splashing around before heading back to some of the shows.

How do they DO that???

Shamu was so fun, we went to that show twice. (The second show was a different one.) Am I the only one who cries when they play that music and Shamu and the trainer swim around together?? I'm such a sap!

It was a perfect day!

Breakfast on the Riverwalk the next morning on our way to the Alamo.

Visiting the Alamo was a perfect cap-off to our study of Texas History this year. It was a great weekend!

I hope you had a great weekend as well. Isn't summer spontaneity fun?


Anonymous said...

What a fun trip! The pictures are great. Glad you had so much fun!

Linda said...

Cyndi - You were right here - thirty minutes away!!! The next time you decide to visit S.A. give me a call. I'm glad you had such fun. The Alamo is one of my very favorite places, and I love the Riverwalk.

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Looks like it was a fun weekend! I have missed our blog fellowship, but summer is busy and I know it will end too soon!

Mindy said...

Spur of the moment trips are one of my FAVORITE things. Sounds like great fun!

Jen and family said...

looks like you had a fun and good trip

jen at

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

Oh, Cyndi, you made me homesick. I'm from San Antonio and haven't been able to get back for almost 2 years! I love the riverwalk. AND THE FOOD!

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time!

Susanne said...

What a wonderful spur of the moment holiday! Sometimes those are the best. The pictures were all fun.

Tagged you btw!

The Preacher's Wife said...

i just love a road trip! looks like a great glad you had the opportunity to do this!

Deidre said...

I love spontaneous trips. No time to stress over planning, just time to have fun. I wish we lived near a Sea World!

Margaret said...

hey girl - when were you guys in SA? We were just there July 7th-9th - we were at Seaworld on the 8th!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Aw, how fun! We need to go back when Jackson's leg heals. Makes me crave Mexican food just thinking about SA.

Glad you had fun!