There’s a huge outlet mall in San Marcos on our way to the river in New Braunfels and we stopped in a few stores. Brian tried to convince me SP needed this:
But it was $60, so it stayed at the store!
Then he convinced me we needed gas from the Official Fuel of Nascar
More Mexican food!
Growing up in Texas, you are bound to have floated the river at least a few times. We “needed” our kids to have this experience for sure!
Girl caught this turtle with her hands, ALL BY HERSELF!
Berkley’s holding up another turtle!
Then, and this was a highlight of our trip by far, we went to my roommate Missy’s parent’s house, on the river.
Kids played Chicken Fights, for the first time in their lives!
Who knew 15 years ago God would bring us back together with so many extras this time!!
Love this girl! It was funny how we reverted back to our old roommate ways! When you live with someone I guess there are some things you never outgrow with them!
Where there’s a screen, there are kids.
Her sister and family were there too! So many great friends and our kids couldn’t have loved them more! Makes my heart so happy!
The Chick-fil-a was very loud this morning!
Tour of Texas continues with a trip to Sea World. We lived in San Antonio until I was 11, so we had season passes to Sea World (the first years it was opened, yikes I’m old!), but both Brian and the kids had never done anything like this before!
The first thing we rode was the biggest rollercoaster Brian’s going to get on…which was also the biggest our kids will get on too!
You can see the entirely of the ride (and it’s height, or lack of) in the background!
Everyone rode this log ride, but I thought Berkley was going to cry. She didn’t. But it was a close call!
Feet firmly on the ground was much more fun for our crowd!
Chillin’ with her homeys
They also loved this one!
Daredevils I tell you
And the carousel!
The shows were a huge hit, which is really why we went
On our way there SP said she’s never seen a real life dolphin and that she hoped to that day! Mission accomplished!
Aquarium had sharks for Becks and penguins for Berkley, everyone was happy!
The very last show we saw was Shamu.
I purposely haven’t watched Blackfish, I already feel for these whales. We told the kids this was a big deal, that they were the last generation to see killer whale shows. When I was their age all of the trainers were in the water, jumping, diving, touching. They are phasing out the “shows” totally this year apparently, so I’m glad we got to see them, but I think it’s the right move by SeaWorld. These creatures were AMAZING!