Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Memorial Day Trip to San Antonio

Over Memorial day weekend we drove to San Antonio to visit Daniel (Stan's brother who is in training there). We had such a wonderful trip! The girls were SO good. It is a 10 hour drive so we weren't sure how our littles (3 and 5 yrs) would do. We decided to go ahead and buy a portable dvd player for the car. Stan and I had both said in the past that we would NOT have a dvd player in the car because we wanted them to look out the windows and watch the landscape just like when we were kids. But, we found out that watching the scenery leads to throwing-up (at least for our kids) and so we ditched that and bought the player in hopes of making the trip smoother. SUCCESS!
We stayed on base in Temporary Housing (kind of like a hotel) and only paid $40.00 per night. Also, we were able to visit Sea World for FREE because of their nationwide "Here's to the Heros" promo that they extended through 2010. Normally tickets are nearly $60.00 for adults and $50.00 for children. We ate icecream, rode on rides, and watched Shamu of course!
Waiting to see Shamu!
There she is!
There we are in Penguin Egg #4
Here we are with two tired kids at the River Walk in San Antonio.
Mmm! Yummy BBQ Ribs!
We played games to win tickets at Dave and Busters!
The girls didn't know until afterwards that you trade the tickets in for prizes!
What a fun Family Vacation

1 comment:

  1. That's so cool, you guys! I'm with you on the DVD player in the car. Maybe when they get a bit older they can look out the window. But I'd rather have a peaceful trip with no sick or screaming kids!