Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Have snacks will travel . . . Day 1

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."  Miriam Beard

Have to explain first off that I intended to do daily posts from San Antonio, Texas to tell you about our family vacation . . . but between sharing the Ipad with grandchildren - numerous activities during the day and evening - and falling into our COOL - comfy beds at night - - - I found NO time to blog!  But that's okay - - - the time spent with the kids was great!!!  So now I will recap for you from my recliner over the next few days - - - 

Arrived at Elaine (granddaughter's) house by 7 a.m. on Friday morning - met up with Casey and Tracy and we were "southbound and down ... loaded up and truckin' ...we're gonna do what they say can't be done . . . we got a long way to go and a short time to get there . . . (name that movie theme if you can!)



                          Elaine, Aunt Casey, Uncle Tracy

I always like the first leg of the trip as excitement bounds and the road seems shorter to me.  Clay had the cooler loaded with water, and pop and a sack full of snacks for his "girls".  Beef jerky and fruit snacks for Elaine and Sprees and SweetTarts for Casey.  


                 Aunt Casey and Elaine napping!

The trip was great - soon we were into Oklahoma and it's always a surprise to me to find mountains in Oklahoma - - - but the Arbuckle Mountains were pretty - - - we did see a somber sight as we went through Moore, Oklahoma - the recent EF5 tornado destruction.  (On the way home today we stopped and drove through some of the heavily damaged area including a school site that was completely demolished)  Prayers continue for these folks!


Tracy and Casey also took turns at driving which made the trip easier for Clay.  I was left out of the driving rotation??

Long day of travel our first day but we arrived at our destination The Embassy Suites in San Antonio at nearly the same time our son and his family arrived.   Todd, his wife Gloria and their two oldest girls Nikki and Julia.   



The girls were eager to go try out the hotel pool and so we all gathered around for some pizza and drinks - - - the start to a great vacation was underway!!

Tomorrow's plan - Six Flags Fiesta!!  High rides and hot temps . . . 

Move over Griswold's the Henningsen's are here!!  



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