Ty and I spent Memorial Day weekend together in San Antonio. Our last Mom and Ty weekend took place in 2014, so we were due for a special trip. He came home animated about the Battle of the Alamo and David Crockett in early March. I had just finished a phone call with a girlfriend there who was asking for a visit in the near future. After checking into flights, I realized how reasonable a weekend would be if we had a gracious hostess. Kristil and her family went out of their way to accommodate Ty and I am grateful for them.
Ty's first flights to San Antonio were turbulent, much to his delight. I, on the other hand was not thrilled. But we made it after significant delays and a nightmare pick up in San Antonio that took an hour and a half. We finally made it to bed at 1:30 in the morning but slept hard and was ready for an incredible Saturday downtown. Ty couldn't relax until we were in front of the Alamo, his only request for the trip.
|Whataburger for dinner. He made requests for it again on days two and three. Fortunately, his culinary expertise was not called upon in meal planning.|
|Ty has been requesting a cactus for months and was really impressed with this one in the Alamo garden.|
|Alamo souvenir penny and David Crockett racoon hat. Of course we did.|
|Riverwalk boat tour|
On Sunday, we toured Sea World. Ty does not appreciate rides so we simply took in shows and snacked our way through the park. The killer whales were impressive and the sea lions were entertaining. Kristil's son, Tristan and his friend, Haley joined us but were pretty stealth avoiding the camera. We had a delightful day.
|Kristil caught us playing at bedtime. He starts tickle wars he thinks he can win. If the way he snacked this weekend is any indication, he will be overpowering me in no time.|
On Monday, we went up into the Tower of America. Ty desperately wanted just one more glimpse of the Alamo. He loved his trip. I did too.
|Tower of America souvenir penny. We never located an option at Sea World, which was disappointing.|
We said goodbye at the airport, Kristil and I, and it was tough. We had a beautiful weekend spent catching up, laughing together, getting to know each other's family and over all having a great time. I can't wait to host her in the coming months when she drives her son back to school. I just wish she could bring her entire group.