Saturday, March 14, 2009

San Antonio Day One

We got off to a late start, taking it easy in the morning and not trying to rush, rush, rush. We dropped Bailey off at his Mimi's, and then headed downtown to eat at Juan in a Million. Only problem is, it's SXSW weekend and traffic was HORRIBLE! Thank goodness for GPS in my phone, we took back roads to the east side and had our breakfast taco's at Juan's before heading out for the day.

We went straight to the hotel and checked in, we didn't really have an itinerary for the weekend, we were just going to play it by ear. It was cloudy, overcast and a little bit cool so we thought we would check out Six Flags and see if it was crowded. A great choice because there was hardly anybody there!

We had to go get our season passes and Riley and David wanted to ride the Rattler, which is the only thing that had a line the whole day! So Regan and I went next door and rode the Road Runner roller coaster, her first semi-big one! She freaked out the first time and was saying she wanted off, until we pulled into the station, she wanted to go again and again! They said as long as no one was in our row, we could stay on, or move seats to an empty row. We ended up riding it at least 10 times, and the last time Regan wanted to be brave and ride it all by herself.

Then we made the circuit, and Riley got to ride all the big coasters, the Superman, Goliath, Poltergeist, Boomerang, and we all rode Tony Hawk's Big Spin together. Many rides he got to stay on and ride for a 2nd or 3rd time. It ended up being the perfect day to go, we got to ride just about everything there in just a few hours.

Then we thought we would head down to the River Walk and eat dinner, but that was a bust. There was some Luminaria festival down there and it was packed and over an hour to wait for a table, so we ended up at our local favorite, Chacho's. We didn't get back to our hotel until after midnight, tired and satisfied!

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