Last weekend Gary and I took the kids to San Antonio for a mini-vacation. We stayed on the Riverwalk and did really tourist-y things. I think Emmylou was most excited about simply staying in a hotel and ordering room service (I talked that up a lot- afterall it's one of the best things on the planet, right?).
After enjoying lunch at La Margarita (don't judge! Mi Tierra was packed!) and a little shopping at the Mexican market, we took the kids to Rainforest Cafe for dinner. They loved it because we got to sit right next to some life-sized fake gorillas that moved around every 10-12 minutes. Miller's eyes just about popped out of his head the first time they went off (sorry for the bad iPhone pics).
They also got Icees in special souvenir glasses which we didn't even end up taking home with us because they were bigger than their heads- I couldn't think of another instance when they might need them again. And, um, that was a lot of sugar:
The next morning we ordered room service for breakfast and I think it might have even surpassed Emmylou's high expectations. For a mere $6, you can have a bowl of Froot Loops delivered to your room! Thanks, Westin! We ended up getting three orders (yep, Gary loves them too).
Then we went to the Buckhorn/Texas Ranger Museum which had some cool things in it but could have been replaced by a free trip to Cabela's in Buda on our way home.
For lunch we headed to the Tower of the Americas and got to have a fancy-schmancy meal at the very tip top at a table by a window. Emmylou thought it was so cool that the table moved slowly around in a circle so you get a 360 degree view of the city.
Later in the evening Mimi joined us for dinner on the Riverwalk and treated us to a barge ride. Here's Emmylou waving to her adoring public and the only photo proving that I was also on this trip.
We spent the last night watching The Princess and the Frog in the hotel room.
Does it get any better? I can't wait until we get to take them to Disneyworld! Must. Plan. Trip. Now!