Our first field trip - Sea World - was a trip I'll never forget. My daughter and I went with two other home school mom's and their children. Having never been to Sea World, I wasn't sure what to expect. The exhibits that were open were fabulous.
It was a totally new experience for me to travel without my husband. I was a little apprehensive about doing this - especially since it was going to be a five hour drive. I printed maps from mapquest, had a Texas map, and a GPS. Think we didn't get lost? Think again! Here, how that story began:
Our trip to Sea World went smoothly. After Sea World was over, we all wanted to go see the Alamo. We had no problem finding the Alamo. But, that was a weird experience in itself. It seems that we were so "strange" looking, that the security guards watched us like a hawk. Can't you tell by the pictures that we look like we're up to something? Needless to say, it made us uncomfortable and we didn't stay long. One of the other drivers needed gas for her vehicle, so once we left the Alamo, we were trying to find a gas station. Evidently San Antonio, doesn't believe in having a gas station on every corner. We drove around for what seemed like hours before finding one. We were so turned around, it reminded me of one of those games where you put a ball under one of 3 or 4 cups and switch them around and guess which one it's under! At this point, rush hour was starting and I'd gotten separated from the other vehicle. Now, I come from a metropolis with horrid rush hours, but I think this one took the cake! I can officially say, I've seen parts of San Antonio that I would probably never see on a normal day! The GPS I used took me all over the place before finally getting me to the highway I needed! The other group finally found their way out around the same time I did.
San Antonio is definitely a tourist trap - once you get in, it's hard to get out! We finally made it out of San Antonio around 7:00, exhausted and hungry.
Would I do the trip again if given the chance - absolutely! In spite of the trials of the day, we totally enjoyed this trip. My daughter and I took a different route home that gave us the chance to enjoy the beautiful rolling hill country, or as some people call it - God's country.
It drizzled most of the day on Thursday. Thankfully, the downpour held off until it was time to leave Sea World. We got pretty wet at the Alamo. That being said, I felt it was appropriate for my slide show to have raindrops in it!