I ate caviar and had a blow out

But one did not cause the other. They were mutually exclusive. But I’ll get to those stories in a minute…


We had such a faboulous weekend! Derek was very surprised. He knew I had something planned, and I think he was a little disappointed when he thought the surprise was his mother-in-law visiting for the weekend. Isn’t that every man’s dream? Ha.

“Pack your bags-we’re going to San Antonio! Oh wait. I already packed your stuff so lets get the heck out of dodge!”

The look on his face was great. I really should have had my camera ready. We were on the road by 1:30. Derek was driving and I was studying the atlas. I love looking at all the little town names and where everything is. Anyone know where Cut and Shoot, Texas is? I do. Anyway, I was studying the atlas, and I realized that Shiner, TX, home of Shiner Bock beer is only 20 minutes south of the freeway. Since we don’t have any kids, and since we are just so fun and adventurous, we decide to take a little side trip to Shiner. It was great. I love driving on those back Texas roads. It makes me want a farm. I made Derek pull over to the side of the road so I could get pictures of classic Texas cows under a tree. Then you better believe that I set my camera on the hood of the car and did a little self timer action. I scared the cows when I was running into position, so that’s why there’s just a bunch of cow butt’s in our picture.

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So we’re back on the road when we start to hear a womping sound. I am convinced that the whole wheel is about to fly off and we’re going to crash. Derek, being the practical one, pulls over to check things out. We don’t see anything and continue on our way. We make in to San Antonio safely and debate taking the car in somewhere. We decide against it and we’ll just deal with it back in Houston.

We had such a fabulous time! We walked the Riverwalk, shopped, talked, and just remembered how much fun we have with each other. On Saturday, I really wanted to go to Schlitterbahn. Derek has a hard time resisting my charm and saying no, so off we went. It was packed, but we had the best time. Even Derek, Mr. “I’m just going because my wife really wants to and I would rather do this than shop” had a blast. I am already planning a trip back to stay in one of the resorts at the park with the kids. Travel Channel says that Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is the best waterpark in America, I would totally agree with that. (Do you think a head honcho from Schlitterbahn will read my blog and send me some free tickets for the great advertisement?)

Saturday night we went to this really shi-shi restuarant for dinner. It was proabably the best food I have ever eaten. It was one of those places where I didn’t understand half of the items on the menu. I asked our waiter what he recommended, so the crab-stuffed swordfish was it. I never ever would have picked it…espeically since the description mentioned caviar, but i am so glad I went with it. It was so delish. I feel like I have such a refined palatte now that I have eaten caviar (I just said that in my best English butler voice.)

Sunday I slept in until 10:30. I can’t even remember the last time I slept that late! We did a little bit of shopping, saw Superman, and then headed back home. The car was still making the womping sound, and I was more than a little nervous about it. I think it was my woman’s intuition, but I just felt like something was going to happen. Sure enough, 2 hours into the trip, we had a blolw out. I totally freaked, but Derek was very calm about the whole thing. He put on the donut, pulled off at the next exit, and we were very lucky that 12 miles up the road was a sevice station that had a tire for us. 45 minutes later, we were back on the road and made it home safe and sound to a very excited Connor and an already sleeping Logan. It is good to be home.

But I am already planning our next vacation.

11 Replies to “I ate caviar and had a blow out”

  1. It sounds like ya’ll had the best time!! I must say I love the picture of you, Derek and the cow butts!! Cut and Shoot Texas…are you kidding me?!?

  2. What a fun weekend! Mike and I spent the first night of our honeymoon in San Antonio. We loved just meandering down the River Walk. Makes me want to get away…it may be awhile before that happens.

  3. Thats sounds awesome, and what a great thing to do for him. You’ve inspired me that I should do the same thing, its been a hard 6 months.

    GREAT pictures, and San Antionio is SUCH a great city. I wish I lived closer.

  4. What BEAUTIFUL time you guys had…Love reading about it…Love all these great photographs too! I can’t wait to see what you do with them when you scrap them! :)))

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