Wednesday, April 02, 2008

God Bless Texas!

A picture of the girls and I, ready to see the San Antonio River Walk for the first time. We were so excited to be there, and I was still on cloud nine after braving my first flight ever. (It's a good thing we let the girls wear their Easter dresses to dinner, seeing how we missed Easter services by getting lost and spending 90 minutes looking for the wrong church- ugh!) A view of the River Walk through the trees. I loved the Texas flag hanging everywhere... we played a car game with the girls to see who counted the most TX flags and stars. We started by offering them a quarter a star, as a way to earn vacation money, until we realized Texas is extremely proud of the lone star, and we would quickly go broke!

We spent our fist day of vacation settling into our hotel, taking a swim at the indoor pool, and then heading downtown to the riverwalk. We had 8:30 reservations at Boudros, and were blessed to be seated at water's edge for a wonderful beginning to a fantastic week. The girls were such troopers- especially considering dinner was at 9:00 (which was 10:00 to us) and they had been up since 4:00 a.m. We filled our days with so much fun, though, that late dinners became the norm, as did carrying the girls into the hotel asleep each night, before collapsing ourselves!


debbiewhitlock said...

I hope yall had a great time. I live in Texas - Dallas actually. Born and raised here and I was at the River Walk with my kids for the first time ever last summer.
We had a blast.


secondofwett said...

I think that the River Walk is one of the best places! Five years ago my husband and I went to San Antonio for our 30th wedding anniversary. I would go back again just to visit the Riverwalk in the evening...I think it would be magical!

Penless Thoughts said...

Austin is a fun place to visit and I love the River Walk. Glad you are enjoying and having a grand time.

Brenda said...

I have never been to San Antonio that I didn't get hopelessly lost at least once. I don't care to mention how many times that has been either.

Amanda said...

So funny about the flags. When I first read that you were going to pay your girls for spotting them, I though -- "Uh oh, this gal's going broke!" Too funny that you realized the same thing.

(We're in the Dallas metroplex.)

Jenny said...

I am finally catching up on all my favorite blogs! I've been so busy this week. I'm excited to read what has been going on with you and your family lately.

I laughed when I read that you were going to give your girls a quarter every time they spotted a Texas flag. We are VERY proud of our state...I have a small Texas flag banner in our front flower bed!

I'm glad you had such a great time. I didn't realize that it was your first flight EVER! You should feel so proud of yourself!

Well, I'm off to read more of your posts!

Jessica said...

Your blog is so refreshing! This entry was fun to read because we are from Texas but stationed in St. Louis right now. Even though we are not there I brought a Lone Star with us and stuck it right above our garage! The pride is everywhere! May God continue guiding you! Jess

ginny said...

Glad y'all had a good time. Wish I'd known you were going and I could've given you directions (although they would've probably gotten you lost!) to the yummiest breakfast tacos.

We have an old, framed Texas flag that is always above our mantel no matter what state we are residing in at the time : )