Sweet summertime

Trying to blog about the amazing vacation that we just had is almost too overwhelming! But here goes:
Left Sherman on Friday around 10, lunch at Boston Market (no air conditioning there at first!), drove to Waco, Bear Pit (too hot for the bears), Book store for t-shirts, notebooks and key chain, lots of Leapster L-Max, 20 Questions, and Doodle Pad play, arrive in Round Rock, stay at Marriott-La Frontera, dinner at Hula Hut-for free-thanks Randy Gill!, ran into a group of 20+ Texomans who were there to play golf that weekend, Peyton got his "Keep Austin Weird" shirt, slept in, trip downtown, saw the Capital-still amazing everytime we see it, lunch at Huts Hamburgers with Leila & Joe, drive to SA, bumper-to-bumper traffic on 410, arrive at one of the most amazing resorts ever-Hyatt Wild Oaks Ranch, jumped into our swimsuits and hit the main pool, water slides, cacti water fountains, water guns, water basketball, dinner at Bennigans (kids eat free on Saturday night!), Bee Movie & popcorn under the stars back at the resort (at the firepits), to bed late, slept in, hit the pool again, discovered the beach & the lazy river...heavenly!, lots of SPF 50, lunch at JB's (pizza & salad), more swimming at the main pool, dinner at La Margarita downtown (they've renamed "The Best of the Best", our favorite dish to share), back to the room for Monsters Inc on DVD, got up a little bit earlier, Sea World, preferred parking-SO worth it!!, met a SeaWorld police man (Preston thinks we need to talk to every policeman we see on this trip!), rented a stroller, Preston's 1st melt-down, Shamu-AWESOME!, Steel Eel roller coaster for Mom & Peyton and then Dad & Peyton, yummy lunch indoors, fed the dolphins (so cool to touch them), aquariums-sting rays. sharks. eels. coral and more, visited the kiddy area for rope climbing, water play and a Shamu mini-coaster (Little P loved this!), headed to the water park for playtime on the Pirate Ship, refreshing water!!, Otter show, left SeaWorld, dinner at Whataburger, slept like babies tonight, full day of fun in the sun back at the resort, back to the beach and lazy river, then more pool time, lunch at McAlister's Deli, more swimming, Big P tied for first in the Noodle Race (free ice cream from JB's), clean up and head back downtown for dinner at Mi Tierra's, picked up our annual vacation Christmas tree ornament, last night in paradise, check out at 10 am, head downtown for tour of the Alamo, River Walk, lunch at Hard Rock Cafe, back in the car, drove and drove and drove, too much traffic in Plano, dinner at Jason's Deli, stopped at Fry's to browse, back home around 9 pm. What a WONDERFUL vacation and we still don't have to be back at work until Monday!!! Hallelujah!!!

Bear Pits at Baylor

Peyton & Dad at Hula Hut

Mom & Preston at Hula Hut

Boys at Hula Hut

Dad & Mom at Hula Hut (can you tell we love this place!)

Sitting at the center of the Capitol

Future Texas State Senator or Representative?

Leila, David & Joe-former work buddies

The indoor watergun at Wild Oak Ranch

A LOT of ball was played here!

Indoor pool, basketball goal and cacti sprayers

The wonderful Lazy River

Who needs a tube?

Lovin' the River

The Noodle Race at the main pool-down to the finish line

Snacking by the pool

Shamu is amazing!

Boys with one of Shamu's trainers!

Mini coaster ride

Feeding the dolphins

Climbing the ropes at Shamu's Happy Harbor

Lots of fish to see

Water fun at Sea World

The end of a really great day

Dessert case at Mi Tiarra's

Remember the Alamo!

Garden at the Alamo

On the River Walk

Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe'

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