Sunday, January 11, 2015

Our trip to TEXAS

*video at the bottom

After all the fun of Christmas morning we headed to the airport to fly to Texas. FYI flying on Christmas day was actually quite pleasant; small lines, few people and excited kids looking and gasping at planes, you get the picture... Although I was not for a second going to have our dinner at a fast food restaurant, much the boys dismay we ate at the nicest restaurant we could find in the airport...

We flew into Austin and met up with our Texas family; The Weymouths! After staying the night in a hotel we headed to Laredo via San Antonio.

It was over cast but humid. I found it exciting driving in a different state. In Texas (the parts we drove through) their traffic lights are hung side ways, they have a grocery store called H.E.B and the interstate roads drive through the middle of all the commerce. 

We stopped at the temple. Ladies and gentleman this is the lovely San Antonio temple; it was a delight to the eyes!

Can I just say I really really LOVE to see the temple:)

We explored San Antonio for a half day. It was a town full of energy, culture, beauty and art. I kind of LOVED it!

We took a boat tour, went to the Alamo and ate ice cream. 

We stayed two nights in Laredo and saw Mexico. We were on one side of the river and mexico was on the other side. Ben was pining after mexico but without passports we could not venture so I kept a close eye on him and made sure he didn't escape into Mexico:)

Sunday morning we loaded up the cars and headed out to South Padre Island. We went to church along the way and arrived late after noon to our vacation rental. We spent the next four nights in the rental having a great time.

It was chilly weather but we still went to the beach!

We went on a dolphin cruise and saw DOLPHINS! So magical. We also got to see a lot of other great wildlife. The kids were entranced.

These Pelicans were everywhere. How cool are they?!

I was super thrilled to capture a bird of prey after he caught his lunch for the day!

This is South Padre Island from the Sea! 

We found two Portuguese man of war jelly fish which have a mega sting, thankfully none of us stepped on one.

 Jack, Ben and I had surfing lessons which was AWESOME!!!! I loved every second of it. We rented the board after to continue playing. Here is Benjamin doing his stuff.

We visited the turtle sanctuary rehabilitation center. The turtles were so beautiful!

This is the youngest cousin William who is just the cutest thing since sliced bread.

Here is the video of our time at South Padre Island. 

I had a fabulous time in Texas! Truly it was a great break for the every day and a wonderful time to strengthen our family and share beautiful memories.


Kimberly Presbury said...

Looks like you had a wonderful adventure! What a memorable and fun way to spend the Christmas Holidays.

Kimberly Presbury said...

Crazy about the jelly, that thing looks amazing! Glad no one touched it.

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