Thursday, June 12, 2008

Long Day at Schlitterbahn

So much to post about really. And I wish I had pics from today to show, but unfortunately we took them with a waterproof camera (WHAT? REAL FILM? WHAT'S THAT?!), so I don't have them yet.

For those non-Texans around these parts, Schlitterbahn is about the greatest water park in the history of water parks. In fact, hubby and I went there on our honeymoon about thirty-leven years ago after spending a lovely weekend in San Antonio. We lived high on the hog, we did. That's how it works when you get married while still in college, girls. Don't do it.

Anyway, the whole fam goes to Schlitterbahn every year and has for years. Usually we take along a big group of friends to expand the fun. This year it was the four of us plus the roommate, his hanger-on, and a friend of Son the Younger's -- pretty much our smallest group in memory.

We rode the Master Blaster first, followed by the brand new Dragon's Revenge (a retooling of the Dragon Blaster -- now with longer line!). We lazed in the Torrent Wave River. We went over to the old part of the park and sat ourselves in tubes and floated. We came back to Blastenhoff and sat in the Torrent Wave River some more. Life was good.

Oddly enough, the teenage boys tired out first and begged for mercy, or at least for the park exit. "Who ARE these boys?" I was wondering. So we took off and ended our day at the Grist Mill. Mmmm, mmmm, good! Naturally, everyone's food was delicious, and we all saved room for dessert, which was simply amazing. Lisa, Son the Younger's friend, declared that she was going to have to make this her new birthday tradition. Good stuff.

Now I have tomorrow to tie up loose ends before I start up my new job on Monday. But that's another blog post or three. =)


Cindy said...

I can't wait to see pictures from Schlitterbahn! I can't believe you wore the boys out before you guys! I bet it was a blast.

Coach J said...

That looks like so much fun!! I've never heard of this place :) I bet you did have fun, and it was nice to be able to go out and eat afterward.