I am sitting here reminiscing of the weekend getaway I just undertook with my family and fiance. Isn’t it funny? I still feel so giggly calling him fiance; it’s still so new!
We loaded up two vans and off to San Antonio we went. The short drive of five hours seemed reasonable for grandma to travel since she isn’t always up for it. Zeus came along too! He definitely loved the attention he got from grandma and the rest of the family.
The journey there was not as easy as we anticipated because we approached traffic shortly after leaving and sat in it for what seemed like forever.
Nonetheless, we made it our hotel. It was located right off the San Antonio River Walk which made up for the long drive. Austin and I were so drained from the trip, but we were thrilled to see the River Walk after five years.
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Grandma did not go on the little River Walk stroll with us because she felt exhausted, but we took numerous photographs for her to see. It’s as if she did come!
Although the scenery appeared comparable to when I was last there, the energy and experience of my family being there made it so special. It was delightful, despite our feet hurting from all the wandering. I remember hearing the pitter-pattering of my younger cousins’ feet, as they ran along the River Walk ahead of me.
There were about twenty-two of us, and we almost did not have a place to eat! But, we were welcomed by their excellent staff and had a thrill hanging out in the hot summer air.
My cousin’s boyfriend chuckled at us for taking so many pictures together, but you can never miss out on an opportunity of capturing a sweet moment like this.
The fun started up again the next day, quite early actually! This time, grandma was geared up and ready to take on Six Flags! I can’t remember if she’s ever been to Six Flags since moving to America from Vietnam, but this was the first time I got to experience this with grandma.
We found a little McDonald’s nearby and stepped in for breakfast before going mad at Six Flags.
While driving inside the parking lot of Six Flags, I heard the screams of people from the rides above us. I was becoming excited and could not wait to hurry in.
Waiting beneath the sun for rides was kind of fun but was more exhausting! I had to cap it at ride number two and rejoin grandma’s squad.
We couldn’t resist the smell of turkey legs, so we took a break beneath a closed booth and ate our hearts away.
After loading the vans up with family, we hurried back to the hotel to leap into the pool to cool off.
Dinner was at a fusion spot called “Pinch.” The owners are Thai and Vietnamese, which was apparent from the decor. Food was amazing!!!
The next morning we checked out of the hotel, had breakfast, then off to the Tea Garden we went.
Tea Garden takeover!
After the Tea Garden, we packed up the vans, said our goodbyes to San Antonio, and drove home. The weekend came and went, but our memories are always staying. I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I do.