It was time for our annual summer trip to the beach, except, we are not going to the beach. RL is at the start of her third trimester of pregnancy, so a long car ride has a high chance of her throwing up everywhere. We decided to go to Schlitterbahn and visit San Antonio instead since it’s closer to Austin.
For this trip, we rented a Chrysler Pacifica so we could fit us and the grandparents all in one car. We wanted to buy a Pacifica for our growing family, so it was serving double duty as a long test drive to make sure there are no glaring faults with the van. As you can see, I am actually really excited about the prospect of owning a van. I am serious.
As expected, the excitement of the glass bottom didn’t last long. Soon, they were trying to throw themselves out of the window and one after another bangs their heads on the window frame. Cry cry cry. Well, here’s some apple sauce, it’s all good now.
We knew the kids couldn’t last here all day, so we showed up after 3pm where each ticket gets a $15 discount. Still, We are paying way too much money for what we will get out of it. Going to a splash pad would probably be just as fun for them and a heck of a lot cheaper. But I guess that’s part of having kids…
This is the only kiddie portion option on this part of the park. In fact, the whole park is pretty empty because it’s midweek. Since it’s not crowded, they don’t have all the different kid sections open. Poop.
Now finally on our way to San Antonio. It was right around when this picture was taken when PL said, “I need to go poopoo.” Oh oh…better find a bathroom fast. We found a Starbucks at the next exit and that solved that. My nightmare would be poop stained carseat on a road trip. What do you do? Just throw it away and buy a new carseat?!? You’ve got the whole rest of the trip with the car smelling like poop!
We also made a pit stop at a McDonald’s to get some dinner and snack for the adults.
Arrived in downtown San Antonio. Traffic wasn’t too bad. It’s so awesome traveling with grandparents in the back with kids. They fuss, they need something, the grandparents take care of it. All I need to focus on is driving. Vans are awesome.
It’s already past 8pm, which means it’s already past the kids bedtime. My mom offered to put the kids to bed while RL and I went out for a quick night cap. Sure, bye mom!!
Before we go back to our room, we had to find a convenience store to buy some diapers for PL. She’s potty trained, but occasionally she will still wet her bed at night. We had forgotten to bring diapers from home, and it would be bad news if she wets the bed in the hotel’s pack and play crib…Can’t do anything about it anymore tonight, but want to be prepared for tomorrow night. There’s a drugstore right on the Riverwalk by our hotel.
We came back to our room, and lucky us, both kids are asleep!! We were worried that they were gonna cry or talk for a long time since it’s a new environment and they are sleeping in the same room. We said goodnight to my mom and started packing in for the night quietly since the kids are in our room.
While everyone else ate their McDonald’s in the car, I had to drive so didn’t get a chance to eat. Well, I am hungry now, so I guess it’s time to eat my super late and cold dinner. Of course, since the kids are asleep in the room, I can’t turn the light on, which means I had to eat my dinner in the restroom. Life with kids, yo.
To be continued at San Antonio Day 2 Part 1.