Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Break Part II

Second half of our spring break adventure went a little something like this:

  • Wake up Thursday morning not quite as early as we had planned
  • Pack up the car with special toys, movies, snacks, drinks, hats, blankets, animal friends, portable DVD player, and somehow found room for a change of clothes (we're going to be in the car for three hours afterall so we have to keep the troops entertained)
  • Stop for breakfast only two minutes down the road, realize our trip will extend past normal lunch time.
  • Answer for the first time of the day that indeed "No, we are not there yet" and "we are very close to our house but you cannot see it from here"
  • chuckle at Monsters Inc. for the thousandth time
  • yell at the boys to stop touching each other
  • answer for the umpteenth time, "No were not there yet"
  • Arive in New Braunfels around late lunch time, discover signs for Gruene Texas (pronounced GREEN by the locals) so we head there for a little lunch alongside the Guadulupe River at the Gristmill, which is German for good burgers.
  • Be entertained by Logan and Harry as we wait for our lunch.
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  • The air is filled with the smell of grape kool-aid from the blooming Texas Mountain Laurel , this is just one of the blooms...
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  • stomachs full it was time for a little exploring and some more photos...
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  • The very cold (think a just made glass of ice water heavy on the ice on this day) but so much fun to go rafting down Guadalupe River...when it's warmer - although we saw a few brave souls.
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  • Then it was off to the Natural Bridge Caverns for a little cave exploring...but first we had to try a little panning while the line for tickets progressed.

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  • for what you wonder? Why nothing other than "real" indian arrow heads of course!
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  • and of course there were the caverns...they were beautiful. Logan wished for a more hands on experience, but that's strictly against the rules.
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  • the bluebonnets are just now starting to bloom...give it a week or so and they will be perfect for more pictures
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  • and the last picture of the nightPhotobucket
  • we headed down to the Riverwalk to find crowd that was not very kid friendly (it was like taking them to a crowed bar 4 feet wide next to a river with no guard rail, nerve racking to say the least) and hour-long waits for seating in the restaraunts...so we headed back to the hotel restaurant just in time to order before closing and then to our room for more jumping on the beds.
  • I guess old man winter's flight south was cancelled so he decided to hang out a little longer, the next morning we woke to a very cold and blustery day so after standing in line to see the Alamo we had just about all we could stand and headed back home
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  • today - very little excitement to report
  • tomorrow...back to school!

3 comments:

Tessa March 21, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

It looks like you all had a fun time! Great picture inside the cavern!!

d2heap73 March 22, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

With the full adgenda's for the last part of spring break, when did I have time for a hair cut. Spring break part I and part II, is a definite change in hairdo. Pretty cool pictures,

Squiggle Wiggle & Maggers Moo March 23, 2010 at 7:17 AM  

To bad my Mom and Dad missed you guys in SA!!!! Oh well. The boys totally I had a blast from what I see!! What a great spring break!!

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