Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Vacation Flashback 2001-Days 5&6

Welcome to days 5 & 6 of Kim's family vacation from 2001. For a recap, this was a vacation that we took to visit Mike's niece Sue and her family in Texas. As well as to visit Mike's brother Val in Oklahoma. Since this was a road trip, we thought we'd stop along the trip to visit all the sights.

Days 5 & 6 were spent in San Antonio Texas with us finally ending up at Sue's house east of Dallas. Mike's other niece Jamee & her husband Mike (I refer to him as Mike Y) were also on this vacation with us.

Wednesday, July 11, 2001:

Objectives: We have a whole day to spend in San Antonio, Texas. We will probably visit the Alamo, visit the River Walk, IMAX theatres, and the Schlitterbahn waterpark.

Our Experience: Since we visited the Alamo & River Walk yesterday, Mike, Kim & Jesse went to a water park called Schlitterbahn. It is located about 30 miles east of San Antonio in New Braunfels, TX. It was a blast!. It was voted best water park in America by the Travel Channel & we could see why. There are actually 2 parks. They are located 3 blocks apart. A tram takes you back & forth between the two. We highly recommend going to this if you are ever in the San Antonio region. We spent the entire day at the water park. Brandon, Mike & Jamee all stayed at the hotel to rest up & didn't go. They sure missed out on a fun time!


Jesse eating his corn at the Schlitterbahn water park.

Jesse and Mike eating a turkey leg.

Jesse and Mike in a wave pool.

Some of the water slides at Schlitterbahn.

Main entrance of the park (the old section).

Cheap gas. We even saw some that was even cheaper,
being sold at $1.09 a gallon.

Thursday, July 12, 2001:

Objectives: Finish doing whatever there is to do in San Antonio. We will drive north to the Dallas area that afternoon to spend time at Sue's house for a few days.

Our Experience: We still had a few things to see in San Antonio. We went to Market Square. Which is a Mexican market. It is almost like being in Tijuana, but much nicer. Then we went to Buckhorn Saloon & Museum. It was really cool. The museum had different rooms with dead animals from different parts of the world on display. Also a lot of things made out of antlers. The saloon was built in the 1800's. We ate lunch there. Afterwards we drove to Sue & Rich's house in East Tawakoni Texas which is about 50 miles east of Dallas.


All of us at Market Square.

Jesse at the Buckhorn Museum.

Jesse standing next to some statue at the Buckhorn Museum.

Jamee and Mike Y. at the Buckhorn Musuem.

All of us eating lunch at the Buckhorn Saloon in San Antonio.

Sue's kids (who were at home). Ricky, Crystal & Justice (Sue's grandson whom she is raising). Sue's other son Travis was in Ohio at his grandparents.
If you missed days 3 & 4 you can check it out by clicking here. And days 1 & 2 you can find by clicking here.

And don't forget the Jodi is also posting daily about their current family vacation. Scroll down to see today's post (day 2), and scroll further down to see day 1. Mom, Dad, Jodi & Brandon are currently in Snowbird, Ut. Next week Mike, Jesse & I meet up with them in Cave Creek, AZ for a week of combined family vacation.

And don't forget that you too can post about your current family vacation or vacations from the past. I'm happy that Jodi is currently participating. And on Friday's you can post old family photos for Friday Family Flashback. Andrea posted some old family photos last Friday.

Tomorrow I will be posting days 7, 8 & 9. All of which were spent at Mike's niece Sue's house and the Dallas area.


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