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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Texas Road Trip

Tom had a week of vacation scheduled for the end of March.  We thought about skipping town and flying to somewhere exotic, but we couldn't decide on a locale.  Instead, we decided to hop in the car and head to San Antonio for a long weekend.  

Our first stop was the Riverwalk and the Alamo.  Caedmon briefly studied the Alamo as part of his homeschool class so he was really excited to see it.  We enjoyed a few photo ops and a quick tour.  

We also walked the Riverwalk and ate a yummy Mexican dinner.  We spent the evening swimming in the pool at our hotel before attempting an early bedtime in an effort to be prepared for a busy day at...

Sea World San Antonio!!

We started our day at breakfast with the Sesame Street characters.  Caedmon thought it was really cool...and Libby really did NOT!  Overall it was probably an overpriced photo opportunity, but live and learn...

After breakfast and visiting with the characters, we headed to the Sesame Street Bay of Play for some fun "kiddie" rides.  I think this was the first time the kids got to try out amusement park rides.  They thought it was super fun and probably could have spent the whole day there.  After Tom had to crawl through a 25 foot tunnel after an adventurous Libby, the adults were ready to trade in the rides for animal and show viewing.

The rest of our day was spent enjoying the shows - sea lions, beluga whales and orcas...dolphins, sharks and more.  Somehow, we didn't get any more pictures. Tom and I were amazed at the quality of the shows.  It's not the Sea World of our youth.  We especially enjoyed the beluga whale show, where there were amazing divers and synchronized swimmers. 

Originally, we intended to spend part of Sunday there as well.  However, we overdid it on the first day and when the kids couldn't wind down well after we put them to bed, we called it a fun trip and set out for home.  

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