Saturday, August 6, 2016

#wittschensdotx #thesequel #wittschensbetrippin Day 4

Day 4 started off super early.  
5:30 to be exact with Jace standing up in his play pen yelling for MA, DAD, MA MA MA, DAD DAD.  No little dude.  It's way too early for all that.  So, I turned the tv on pbs on super low and he watched it from his "cage" while we all slept a little longer.  He stood like this the entire time!! 

We were feeling a bit lazy so we relaxed for a couple hours.  Kevin left and found some breakfast tacos from Laredo Tacos and we spent the early morning taking it easy.  I should mention that the morning before we got breakfast from the ORIGINAL WHATABURGER!! But, no pictures were taken so I guess it can't be proven.  HA!
Originally our trip was going to be 4 nights and 5 days.  We had plans to visit Mustang Island and a few other things in the Corpus/ Port Aransas area, but when we woke up on Day 4 we were just feeling tired.  Traveling with a toddler is hard work, and all being in 1 hotel room means we didn't sleep as well as we do at home.  So, we kind of went back and forth about canceling our room for that night and
shortening our trip.  But, we both agreed that it had been a fun time and once Jace is a bit older we can take longer trips and maybe branch out of Texas! It had been a packed trip of fun so we didn't feel cheated or anything. 

The stop that Dane was looking forward to the most was the USS Lexington museum.  Kevin had told him a little bit about it before we had arrived.  Jace and I stayed behind at the hotel when they ventured off.  I had seen on the online reviews to allow 3+ hours to see everything, so the thought of having to chase Jace for that long on a big WWII air craft carrier was not my idea of a good time.  Plus I wanted Kevin and Dane to really be able to look at everything, and not feel rushed.  Dane had an absolute blast!! They got to watch 3D Movies, ride in a flight simulator, and sit in an actual WWII plane among many other things.  Dane was amazed at how big the ship was, he loved getting to sit in the captain's chair and getting to see all the planes that fit on the flight deck.  It was right up Dane's alley!

Jace and I went swimming to burn some energy.  Jace was in a great mood and was so excited to float around.  Little cutie!! We swam and swam until he started rubbing his little eyes.  Then we went back to the room to take a little nap.  I love that hotels have those thick curtains that can make a room pitch black.  Turn down the AC and turn on the sound machine and you got a good setting for a little nap! 

Once Kevin and Dane got back we packed up and decided to hit the road! 

Our last stop of our trip was in El Campo at the Prasek's Hillje Smokehouse.  It was a convenient store with a meat market where you could sit down and eat BBQ.  It was filled with all kinds of treats, and country goods, a variety of beef jerky, bacon, cheeses, etc etc.  It smelt amazing!! We enjoyed some BBQ, Kevin got several types of jerky and some bacon to bring home, and we got some drinks and snacks for the last leg of the trip home.  I loved the small town feel to this place!

And that's a wrap!!! Our 2nd Texas road trip was a huge success! A great last hurrah for the summer!

#wittschensdotx #thesequel #wittschensbetrippin Day 3

After grabbing some breakfast we spent some time at the beach where our hotel was located.  Fun fun.  It was a hot hot day, so we lathered up multiple times.  These pictures were all in the very beginning of our fun, I spent a few minutes taking pictures then threw my phone in my bag so I didn't have to worry about the sand.  Jace never would go too deep in the water.  He would walk out and then a wave would hit him, and he would act offended and get out of the water.  HAHA  He really didn't know what to think.  But, he did play in the sand, he's finally gotten used to it to a certain extinct.  If his hands got too dirty he would want you to clean them.  

Jace was all happy until he wasn't.  HA!!
He hit a wall and was just done!! So, I took him back to the hotel and Kevin and Dane stayed and played at the beach for a couple more hours.  

Jace and I rinsed off and then I thought maybe he would want to go swimming instead, but as you can see he was over it all!! So, we went into the room and got cleaned up, shut the curtains, turned the AC down and Jace got a power nap while Dane and Kevin were at the beach.  

Later that afternoon we ventured over to the Texas State Aquarium.  We walked around and looked at all the exhibits.  Our favorite part was the dolphin show that we watched.  It was like a mini Sea World show.  Fun times at the aquarium! And a bonus perk that we got in for half admission with our zoo membership! I was excited about that! 

How cute is this picture?? 

Jace "hiding" in the gift shop.  

Granny sent the kids souvenir money to spend on our trip, so Dane was super pumped to buy a "real" shark tooth.  He claimed that he had been wanting one his entire life, and that there are kids at his school that wears them.  ;) 

Jace got this cute cup with a twisty straw as his souvenir because he likes when he is in restaurants and we get him a kid cup with a straw.  Practical :)

Being a tourist in Corpus.  

Later on that evening after dinner we went to Rocket Fizz for a soda treat.  There is one in Katy that I have been wanting to check out but never made it over that way.  Then I saw Corpus was their newest location, so we killed two birds with one stone.  Super fun store, it had so many different types of flavors to buy.  Kevin and I picked one and we let Dane pick 2 flavors, so he could save one for later.  Neat place to stop!

I picked the MacFuddy, I was told it was the closest to Dr Pepper.  It didn't taste like DP at all, but it had a very unique good taste! I liked it.  Kevin got the chocolate one and hated it, so he shared the cream soda with Dane.  

Then it was back to the hotel for our evening routine.  Dane and I went swimming for a little bit, and then it was showers for everyone and then relax till bed time.    

We were a tired bunch that night.  A combination of the hot sun, playing at the beach, chasing a 2 year old, did I mention the hot sun all made for some really exhausted Wittschens.  Lots of fun was had though and a ton of memories were made!