Friday, July 21, 2006

Ragin' River

Ahhhhhh, summer. It's hot. Really freakin' hot. I am in Texas right now. Seguin, TX to be exact! I had a meeting in Texas, so I figured I'd use my "free" air fare to have some fun! I flew my daughter here (her first solo flight...she did great!) and we've been playing at the Schlitterbahn for the past two days. On day two we clued in to what everyone else already knew: bring a cooler with your own food & drinks. One trip to Walgreens and a $5.99 cooler later, we had a lovely picnic today & saved ourselves from having another overpriced undercooked greasy lunch. Hmmmm...I just took a look at the map on the waterpark's web site and I see that even over two days, we somehow managed to totally miss a big chunk of what looks to be a really fun area of the park. Darn. Better not say anything to little missy.

We stayed at a La Quinta and rented an Economy car (the nicest one I've had to date) and we've been having a Thelma and Louise kinda weekend (except without the alcohol, assault, firearms and suicide. You know what I mean! A girls trip!)

My daughter did pretty good, although she acted like a big chicken-shit before each and every attraction. It took her about a day and a half (out of two) to lighten up a bit. The only other bummer was the severe chemical burn I got in my eyes from the SPF 50 I slathered all over my face the first day. It was so bad that I couldn't open my eyes, focus or stop the tears from streaming down my face...for about 30-45 minutes. I had a lady ask me if I was OK. Well, not really but whatayagonna do? I finally bought some Visine, donned my shades, took two Aleve and relaxed for a bit. Oddly enough, there's very little on the internet about this problem. Some places refer to sunscreen "stinging" your eyes, but that doesn't even BEGIN to describe my issue yesterday.

ANYWAY, last night was delightful. We drove to the RiverWalk and had a nice dinner along the water, and then saw a lovely culturally rich singing and dancing show right on the water put on by a local troupe. It was really quite entertaining! We were going to go back there tonight, but we were both so tired from today, we settled for pizza and the hotel pool instead. Thank goodness!

Back home tomorrow and back to the old grind. Work is SUPER BUSY! Luckily for me, I'll have wonderful memories of our mother/daughter weekend to carry me through until the next one!

That sounds wonderful (except for the chemical burn part). I wish I could have tagged along.
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