So vacation time came and went. Although they always seem rather short, we sure had fun in short order.
1st day was a very long and tiring and exhausting day at Sea world. Now it was fun and all but wow was it hot and expensive. The boys had a blast and we did enjoy the shows. We opened the place up and closed it down. It was a long day. Our second day was more of a relaxing nature since we were in the heat and on our feet all day yesterday. We did some swimming and they we went into the little town close to where we were staying. They had a frontier museum which was maybe 40% frontier related but we went through it anyways. Next we walked around to some of the local shops on main street. On the third day we took a cave tour at Natural Bridge Caverns. Now that was a lot of fun. It was 3/4 of a mile long and we got about 180 feet below the surface. After the Caverns we headed toward downtown and went to the Alamo. That was a lot of fun especially since I had never been there before.
After touring the Alamo and taking as many pictures as we could, we walked down to the river walk and just strolled around. It was pretty fun. It would have been more fun if I didn’t have Celiac Disease and I could just plop down where ever and get some dinner. So after trying to figure all that out, we opted to leave and just head back to the place we were staying and just cook some dinner. The next day was going to be a full one as well. We ended up driving North to Fredericksburg. We went there about 1 year ago to a bed and breakfast and just loved the town and atmosphere of the area. So we went to Wild Seed farms. This place is really cool. Lots of Wild Flowers and a butterfly exhibit. We also ventured to a WWII Pacific Museum. They added on since the last time we were there and we actually ran out of time to see the entire place. Or should I say time to absorb that much military history. We drove up and down main street a couple of times and stopped at the Amish store and then off to dinner. After dinner we went out to the Old Tunnel to watch the bat emergence. We had seen this before but wanted the boys to witness 1+ million bats flying out of a tunnel. It’s such an awesome experience. This time we sat at the lower level and we had bats flying right above our heads. So cool..!!
The last day we went back down town to check out 3 missions. They were pretty cool and we took tons of pictures and it was really hot so we didn’t go to any more of them. Just these 3 main ones. After the missions we stopped at a Gluten Free Restaurant that I heard about on Facebook. It was good just a little pricey.
We took our time driving back. I think it was about 6.5 hours with a couple of the stops we made, but overall it was a super fun vacation.