So, here are some pics & all the gory details!!
Me & my sweet hubby just before leaving for San Antonio!
Um...yeeeahhhh...haha. I hesitate to show the above pic (& the one just below this paragraph), because i'm pretty sure this is a had to be there thing?! But somehow (& i have no idea how!?) we have started what we are now calling "nose tag" where we try to get the other person's nose with our tongue. The reason it is so hysterically funny (& i swear, i canNOT stop laughing if we start this) is because Brad can get my nose NO MATTER WHAT, but i CAN NEVER EVER get his!!!
Well, this is actually a rare time that i GET HIM! HA!
(You should let me know if i should have kept the above story to myself! HAHAHA!)
We got on the road & all was well for about 4 hours. FOUR HOURS. Everything was fine. Now, for those of you who do not know, we have recently done a ton of things to my sweet little chevy to make sure it is good to go for a long car trip! It has 4 brand new tires, a recent oil change, a brand new radiator, and...something else i can't even remember! SO we did not expect to have ANY problems. Especially since all that was taken care of a month ago & it has been driving just swell ever since. Well! About 4 hours into the trip, it started overheating. We pulled over, let it cool off, got back on the road & it got hot again. We got off the interstate again & we were looking for a gas station (because we needed gas, not because of the other thing!). Up until then we thought everything would be fine but that we would just have to stop every now & then. However, as we were looking for a gas station, the car started vibrating & stuff - feeling really NOT normal - & we were just kinda saying not-so-great words under our breath & giving each other knowing looks, like "NOT AGAIN!?!?!"
Our room - but it was way bigger than it seems! We LOVED it!
We were so tired. We went to bed right away!
Saturday was our anniversary day!! =) We planned to go to Six Flags Fiesta Texas all day. We were saving our romantic anniversary dinner for Sunday night because we knew we'd be too tired after Six Flags all day to do anything! Anyway, we couldn't wait to get to six flags! We got up, had our free breakfast & went back to our room to wait until closer to time for Six Flags. (Hours were 11-7 that day.) At 10:15, we left (even though the park was about 5 minutes away). We got there at 10:30 & got in line. Not too many people! I mean, plenty, but not enough to make the lines long & miserable! Plus it was a beautiful day! =)
WOO - HOO!!
Ready for some roller coasters!!
YEAHHHH. So. We wondered if our 30+ selves would be able to handle roller coasters like our teenage selves could &, well, i hate to say it, but...NOT SO MUCH!! HAHA! First, we road one that was super fun (i forgot the name of it). We both liked it a lot! (Line waiting time in November, by the way, is like 5 minutes. Max. Awesome!) It was kind of crazy because we both are fanatics, but hadn't ridden a coaster in, oh, probably 9 or 10 years! But it was fun! So then we went & road "GOLIATH". That one was fun too. It was loopy & crazy & cool. But when we got off, Brad didn't feel too good! He felt like his equilibrium was all knocked off or something. So we sat down to take a rest. I felt fine. And i could have ridden more coasters. But we took a rest for a bit & then realized it was 12:30 & we were starving. So, we went to eat. We chose Johnny Rockets.
Now, first, let me say, that i think amusement parks & movie theatres should not be allowed to charge 4 billion dollars for things like burgers & fries. It is INSANE. If i owned a movie theatre, i swear i would not take advantage of the fact that people WILL BUY SNACKS & use that as a reason to charge, you know, 5 bucks for a piece of candy. I mean, seriously?!? Yeah, Brad & i each got a hamburger & fries, i got a soft drink & Brad got a milkshake. The bill was $34. THIRTY FOUR DOLLARS?!?!?!?!?
We should have thought this through & left, ate somewhere else & came back. Or, if we had known we'd be ready to leave the park at 2 pm, we could have waited & ate after leaving. But somehow we didn't realize any of this till after the fact. So we ate our $34 hamburgers & fries & then walked around the park some more. (i swear, if i owned a park, i would NOT charge people this much money to eat lunch just because i knew people would be hungry!!? There is something seriously wrong about this! But whatever!)
So, as i was saying, we were walking, but then i all of a sudden started feeling REALLY bad. Like, stomach REALLY queasy. It was definitely from the food. So then i didn't think i could do a roller coaster because i was already queasy. I've never in my life gotten motion sickness, but since i was queasy before going on a ride, i didn't think going on another one a good idea. We walked around for a bit hoping the horrible feeling would go away (Brad wasn't feeling too hot either), but around 2, we decided to leave.
We both cannot believe we only road TWO roller coasters!!!!!
& we didn't even get to ride Poltergeist!!! AHHH!
We went back to the hotel & relaxed. And it was WONDERFUL. For dinner, i ordered takeout from this neat little restaurant i'd seen called "Mimi's Cafe". Brad got their Corn Chowder & i got a Blackened Chicken Salad. It was DELICIOUS! I wish we had a Mimi's.
We also dug into our wedding cake! Yes, we remembered to bring that top layer & dig into it on our anniversary! It was perfectly thawed by the time we cut into it. It was pretty good! REALLY SWEET, though. I only ate about 3 bites. Oh-well. Good enough! Thanks to Brad's mom who stored it for us all YEAR!! (No room in our little bitty freezer!)
Sunday, we relaxed. All day. Well, most of the day. I know we seem boring, but it was a PERFECT day!! We both were really sinusy, so we just wanted to rest, but we had a fabulous wonderful day together. Around 4, we FINALLY got our lazy butts up & got dressed. We had dinner reservations for 7:30 at the Tower of the Americas.
The Blazer is finally loaded up & almost ready to go!
BRR! The wind was blowing like crazy - as you can see from my crazy hair! I was kinda bored here...
They wuz all dirty. Haha.
So we finally made it home & my blazer is at the shop. Thankfully, we are both off tomorrow as well! One more day to relax! (We both refuse to come home from vacation & go back to work the very next day! That is TORTURE! Everyone should have one day of vacation to recover from vacation! Especially THIS vacation! As you can see, it can kinda make you CRAZY. =)
But we did enjoy our trip. Next year, we'll just go to dinner or something. We got to be saving our pennies for a house - & i hate to admit it, but a new car may be necessary in our future. Next vacation might be for our 5th or 10th anniversary! HA!