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And on the 5th day ...

Mama said she had loaded and unloaded the dishwasher for the last time during Spring Break.

It was time to get out of Dodge.

Head to the ranch.

Except that we don’t have a ranch.

So we went to San Antonio instead.

First stop, Fiesta Texas.

I think everyone in Texas who didn’t have a ranch to go to went to Fiesta Texas that day too.  3 hour waits for rides.  Crazy.

The kids didn’t seem to mind and we took in a roller coaster or three (please note … we did not ride the one in the pic below.  Three loops were three too many for this gang).

One of the highlights of the trip for me was hearing Jacob sing (at the top of his lungs) “I Believe I Can Fly” while riding on the swings.  When I looked behind me he had his arms stretched out and was belting .. “I Believe I Can SOAR…".    I loved it.

On Saturday we went to the Alamo.

And winter returned to Texas.

And I have never wanted a Mexican blanket so much in all my life.  Even one of the poncho ones would have been fine …. anything to keep me warm!

For reasons I cannot explain, I packed pants for Brittany and Savannah and Bill packed pants for he and Jacob.  Caroline and I packed ourselves and we did not pack pants.

And it may take until mid July for me to completely thaw out.

It was FREEZING.  Just look at how cold I look!!  There were shorts on those legs.  And flip flops on my feet.  People were wearing WINTER COATS and I had on flip flops.  It was not an “I believe I can fly” moment.  It was instead an “I believe I’m a fool” moment.

We saw a movie about the history of the Alamo and walked through and learned about the battle, Davy Crockett … and a little about cactus.  Mostly that they are sharp.

Afterwards I wanted to find a store that sold Parkas, but instead we headed down to the riverwalk.  Lots of people were riding in the boats.  I was certain I would catch pneumonia if we did that!  Instead we just took a few pictures:

And then we ate at Casa del Rio … where I attempted to get warm.

Bill and I had eaten there years ago when we only needed a table for two … my how things have changed!

And now these guys will have a little adventure to write about when they head back to school … I just hope they leave out the part about their mom only packing shorts to wear!

They may look like they are laughing but it really wasn’t funny!!