Monday, July 07, 2014

Hill Country Trip 2014

Like last year, we took a road trip to San Antonio Hill Country for the 4th of July weekend. It was another wonderful family mini-vacation and the boys had a blast.  Michael and Matthew brought a friend along and they spent most of their time on the watersides and the pool. Mark did too, of course, but he spent his time with us.  We saw the boys for a total of a couple of hours during the day.

We were on the road by 6:30 in the morning and all 4 kiddos fell asleep until we stopped at a McDonald's for breakfast.

Mark decided to put his shades on.

The resort has an awesome kiddie pool and a couple of kiddie slides.  That's where we hung out with the occasionally trips to the lazy river and the big waterslide.

There's a river below the deck and when you turn the wheel, the pipes open up and dump water on people going down the river in inner tubes.  Mark had a lot of fun with this.  He also had a lot of fun shooting people with water cannons along that same river.

And of course, he loved the waterside.  He must have gone down that thing 100 times in the 3 days we were there.

We had some down time before dinner.

We ventured out to the Riverwalk in San Antonio for dinner at Boudro's the first night we were there.  It was not worth the hassle, but we thought the boys would like to see it.  They liked it, but weren't all that into it. We didn't stick around very long because it was so crowded. We stayed in the resort the whole time after that.
The boys goofing off waiting for dinner

The boys goofing off while we're waiting to cross the street
In the mornings, Michael would get into bed with Mark and sleep.  Love these guys.

Cuddling buddies
 The balloon lady made Michael this cool "hat" at breakfast one morning.

He doesn't know it yet, but we lost the little "red castle."  It's one of his fave pool toy and he asks for it whenever we go swimming.  I'm hopeful that he'll find something else to love before he realizes that we don't have this anymore.

We got a pretty big afternoon rainstorm on the 4th of July and it caught everybody by surprise.  We all ran into the covered patio waiting for it to pass.  When it didn't, we just went back up to our room.

The boys were being silly waiting to get seated for breakfast the next morning.

On our last evening there, the boys went out and played some ball with the other kids at the resort.  This is probably my favorite thing about going there - they meet other people and just start playing together.

The resort also offers organized games.  The laser tag was rained out the night before.  Tonight, they played hand dodgeball.

We got up early to get back home. Like 6:30 in the morning early.  This was our backseat.  Michael is in the way back.  He was also asleep.

Good trip!  I can't wait to do it again next year.

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