Be Aware Of Exits Off Toll Roads

The weather was great and we were on our summer vacation in San Antonio three weeks ago.  My husband and I went here five years ago.  This time we had our darling daughter with us and we took her to Sea World.

On our way to San Antonio, we stopped by at a Czech Bakery in West, Texas.  We bought some pastries, particularly Kolache, for snacks.  As you know, Kolache are famous Czech pastry.  They’re delicious.

As we went on driving after the quick shopping in West, my husband and I agreed we will not go through Austin to get away from the rush hour traffic.  So we decided to try taking the Toll Road 130.  It’s a very nice toll road.  If I remembered it right, there’s a section on the toll road posted speed limit 85 mph.  Oh my goodness.  That’s very high.  I stayed on the speed of 75 mph because my car has a small engine.  It’s working very hard on that speed.  On toll road 130, my husband was wondering if we had already passed Austin.  The gas was getting low.  He didn’t want to look at my phone for a map.  He didn’t want to look at the map in my car either.  He kept saying we will be able find an exit very soon.  But we didn’t.  He was furious because we got trapped and charged big on toll fees.  I was nervous because the gasoline indicator is close to Empty.  What a frustrating experience.

We had no choice but to wait until we got to Seguin where the toll road ends.  We stopped by at a gas station and filled up my car’s tank.  We’re all quiet in the car.  San Antonio is about 30 minutes away from Seguin (depending on traffic).  I am just happy that we got there around 4:00 P.M.

No driving on toll road on our way home.

My Vacation Starts Today

My summer vacation starts today.  Yes it is.  My husband and I are taking our little one to Seaworld San Antonio this weekend. DD is so excited.  I hope the weather is just perfect next weekend so it’s not too hot to walk around the theme park.

Did I say my vacation starts today?  Well, I consider it because I planned not to have appointments and commitments for myself this week at all, except for my daughter’s library visit and tumble class.  I want to focus on preparing the things we need for the trip to San Antonio and New Braunfels.

The Waterpark Of Choice

It is agreed and finalized.  We are going back to Schlitterbahn.  But this time, we are going to the one in New Braunfels, Texas.  My darling daughter has been telling me that she wants to go back to the waterpark where there’s a big river pool that goes around and there are children slides by the big pirate ship. So I figured she remembered our visit to Schlitterbahn in Galveston Island and wants to go back there.  I told her we are going to the same waterpark this summer but in the different location. And it will be in the next few weeks. 🙂

We decided to have our summer vacation this month because it’s not that very hot.  We do not want to go later in the summer because the heat is too unbearable.  You know how hot summer in Texas is.

So after this getaway what are we going to do next?  Well, there are many activities we can do in the summer months and most of them are outdoors.  I am planning to enroll my daughter in a swimming class or dance class when we get back from our mini-vacation.  These are a few things we look forward to.