On Vacations…

My cousin has a new fun Mr.Linky on her site. Here’s my answer…

Oh, I love to travel. Luckily my honey does too. Some of my faves…

Coba, Mexico (on the steps to a pyramid)

With family in Playa del Carmen

We love Quintana Roo, state in Mexico. We honeymooned there 17 yrs ago. We went every year for awhile. A couple of times with friends and once with family. We like to stay in the Iberostar chain hotels, but now our family is larger (and they only allow 4 to a room) we haven’t been back but once I guess. Have to rent a house there soon!
City Museum

Then there is St. Louis. What an awesome family trip! Last year we drove up and hit all the hot spots (City Museum, Arch, zoo, Transportation museum, Blue Owl Bakery…) FUN!
And San Antonio! We rode the train there over Spring Break and had a fantastic trip. We stayed at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa (I sooo recommend this place for families! Free bikes and trails, fantastic pool and beach, close to Sea World, great food…) Hit the Witte museum, SA zoo, Alamo, Riverwalk…

Another great trip was our drive from Arkansas to California! We saw lots of fun things that were along the old Route 66, went to the Grand Canyon, LA, Pasadena, La Jolla (Scripps museum) San Diego…
on the way back went to Arizona and saw more fun things. (Hint, if you join a science museum close to you then usually it’s reciprocal with museums all over the world. We usually don’t have to pay a dime anywhere and a family membership is around $70 for a year.)

Picture of Train in Grand Canyon (Max took this!)


Our next trip is Orlando (Disneyworld) this fall. Can’t wait! I would like our trip after that to be Panamá.

Home Again, Home Again

Jiggity Jog, we’re home!  We had a fun Spring Break in San Antonio.  Left last Saturday via Amtrak (2 sleeper cars for my gang) and spent the day on the train to San Antonio.  It was fun, and the kids had fun I think riding the rails.   I got a bit ill when we finally arrived until I got my “sea legs” or “rail legs” I suppose… The ride back I remembered the Dramamine and have been fine.  

We stayed at a great place for families, the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa.  They had a lazy river and beach for the kids, free bikes to ride on the nature trails, great food… a place that makes it hard to come back to reality! 
It was so nice we really didn’t want to get out and do much of anything else, but did manage to see Sea World, the Alamo, Riverwalk,  Witte Museum, two movies, the San Antonio Zoo…  
The kids loved seeing their cousins (me too!)  

We got in last night at 1120 PM.  My uncle Jimmy watched the house and pup so well I don’t know if Cole will like us anymore!  (Thanks Jimmy!)