Tuesday, August 17, 2010

San Antonio Mini-Vacay, or The Hottest Weekend Ever

Texas is hot. HOT. I've lived here most of my life, I'm well aware of this, I feel no pity for those in the northeast experiencing a heat wave. We have one ever summer, all summer long. But this past weekend beat out all other hot summer days here. Why? Because we subjected ourselves to a day at Fiesta Texas followed by a day on the Riverwalk. Holy hades, it was blazin' out there.

But, we had a great time visiting with my dad's side of the family. Avery loved seeing aunts and uncles and grandparents and cousins. And - she rode her very first roller coaster! Sort of, seeing as how a sloth moves faster than these rides. But nonetheless, she went up in the air and whirled and twirled for 30 seconds. Whoo!
 Trying to get in and out of this contraption was a nightmare. I felt like I was a sardine. Avery liked it though.

We also tried the Big Red Cars; nice and slow, like the Zilker Park train. She was too hot to care.

We last a couple hours at the park in the morning, then back to the hotel for a nap. Once it cooled down a bit, we returned and graced Wiggles World (the pre-school area at Fiesta Texas) again for a couple more rides, this time with Daddy.
And the cars, with Mommy, Daddy, and Uncle Nick (Aunt Michelle went to ride real rollercoasters with the rest of the gang).

The next day we walked the Riverwalk a bit, but gave in and sat in the air-conditioned Rivercenter Mall and had ice cream and visited the rest of the afternoon.
Sporting my DIY belt/scarf/sash. I took a scarf from the Liberty of London line at Target that I got on clearance for $3, and then sized it down to use as a belt, with a quick little hemming on the sewing machine right before we left town. The rest of the fabric will go to new curtains or a tea towel for Avery's play kitchen.

Zonked out in the stroller.

A very sad and tired Avery cuddling with Daddy.
Thanks to Yelp we found a great little Mexican restaurant for our first night there, and then Sunday morning we had breakfast at the Guenther House. If you've never been, you have to check it out. It's the old Pioneer Flour mill, and the restaurant is in the old mansion. The food is delicious and the surroundings are charming.

Somehow I managed to miss getting pictures of any of the rest of the family! Duh. I'm so bad at documenting events sometimes. But we had a fabulous (but hot) weekend!

1 comment:

Maegan said...

Great idea to make the scarf into a belt! You look so cute in the dress.