Monday, September 20, 2010


This past weekend Cole and I went to a big German waterpark that, in my opinion, sounds like a swear word: Schlitterbahn. We found endless enjoyment saying the names of the areas of the park, Blastenhoff and Surfenburg, in a German accent. Valorie + Shane, Quintin + Jill, and Anne + Michael went with us and it was a blast! Thank goodness for Valorie, or else we wouldn't have any pictures once again. Highlights of the day include:

  1. Commandeering two giant, floating alligators on the lazy river and blocking everyone's way, or generally ticking off a lot of people
  2. Literally howling down the "Wolfpack" ride that was so exhilarating we got stuck in the middle of it
  3. Getting soaked, not so much by the rides but by the torrential downpour
  4. Watching a little girl pop a squat right in the middle of an hour long line
  5. The Master Blaster, it's not America's Favorite Waterslide for nothin', and well worth the wait
The happy families being whisked away to the magical land of Schlitterbahn

The girls: Anne, Jill, me, and Valorie

Waiting out the rain under a very non-waterproof tent

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


It's psychotically raining in San Antonio today, which means I have no desire to do anything but curl up under a blanket, listen to Frank Sinatra, watch a movie and/or blog.

My dad and stepmom just left yesterday and, even though we went to the Alamo, Riverwalk and Gruene, sadly I took absolutely no pictures. Cole and I loved having them here, and I miss them already. We played a new game they taught us called Cinch (they didn't dare to brave Settlers, or the "Wagon Train Game" as my stepmom calls it). We ate heartily at a bunch of restaurants we normally wouldn't get to go to, including the Gristmill in Gruene, which I highly recommend!

This Saturday we're going to Schlitterbahn, so hopefully my lazy self will remember to bring the camera.