Monday, July 11, 2011

Texas Summer Getaway

Since we just did Disney in January with the Cornwells, and since we’re preparing to add to our family this year, we didn’t plan any other trips this year. When we were invited to join the Van Horn clan on Lake Travis for a couple of days around the 4th, we added a little trip to San Antonio before that which quickly became our little summer getaway for this year. We spent two nights in downtown San Antonio and checked out the Riverwalk. We had fun, but it was a little too hot. We did the required boat tour with the girls and went out to dinner, but that was about all we could take of the heat. We quickly retreated to the hotel pool on Friday evening and then got a good night’s sleep before hitting up Schlitterbahn the next day.

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On the boat ride

P1010041 They’re so cool they need to wear shades

We were at Schlitterbahn by opening at 10am and stayed until they closed at 8pm. We had the best day! I love that place… The girls did so great and were so brave. They both loved all the long tube rides and weren’t nervous about the little slides down at all. We made one mistake in waiting two hours for a ride that wasn’t worth near that, but the rest of the day we didn’t wait long at all and had a great experience!

Sunday morning, we slept in and then were planning to head out to Lake Travis. Ellie gave us a big scare that morning in that she was super sleepy and lethargic and couldn’t really put complete thoughts together. We were getting really concerned, but we decided to get some fluids and breakfast in her before taking her to a clinic. Halfway through breakfast, she perked back up completely and was back to her usual self. Whew! Turns out we thought back through our day at Schlitterbahn and she never really ate all that well. We tried to keep her hydrated, but it’s hard when you’re out on rides all day. Ugh – scary, but at least she was ok quickly.

We went on to Lake Travis to meet up with all the Van Horns, their kids, and Mom and Dad. The house was gorgeous, and we had a great time mostly just relaxing by the pool. The girls did go out on jet skis with Dad and James, too. They were both so brave again and loved every minute of it. Here are the photos from being there:

P1010042 Emma loves her Uncle Bill! Still prays for him and “Uncle Penni” every night!

P1010043 Ellie and Crouchburger having some good QT.

P1010044The view from the patio (ignore the towels). Not too shabby!

P1010049  Ellie’s birthday present from Aunt Penni and Uncle Bill – a charm bracelet! She loved it.

P1010056 About to head out on the jet ski with Crouchburger

P1010058Ellie with Daddy

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We had a great relaxing time. Thanks, Van Horns, for the great time! It was fun to see everyone!

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