Road Trip with Madelyn Day 1

Jul 1, 2014

Last week, my niece Made­lyn was vis­it­ing. Tues­day, start­ed our insane­ly fun road trip. We left Frisco bright and ear­ly (7AM) to head to San Anto­nio. On our way we saw bill­boards for the Inner Space Cav­ern and decid­ed that once we got to George­town we would stop and tour this cav­ern. We loved the tour and high­ly rec­om­mend it. It does get a bit humid and warm inside but we all felt it was worth the sweat.

If you decide to take a tour make sure you are wear­ing run­ning shoes. Flip flops would be a real chal­lenge when walk­ing into the cav­ern. You are walk­ing at a slant for quite a bit, it is wet and in some areas a bit slip­pery. We were all glad we were wear­ing run­ning shoes. Hav­ing some cold water bot­tles wait­ing for you in your car will be a much wel­comed drink. We had some ice cold bot­tles in our cool­er wait­ing for us and they were gone in no time.

Inner Space Caverns

Once we fin­ished our tour we jumped back into the car and head­ed down 35. Once we go to Austin, we made a stop at the Capi­tol to take a tour. First we toured the Capi­tols Vis­i­tor Cen­ter. This is a very nice cen­ter and is a great self paced tour to take before you tour the Capi­tol, espe­cial­ly if you have kids.

Visitor Center

After tour­ing the Capi­tol Vis­i­tor Cen­ter we walked over to the state Capi­tol. There is a guid­ed tour every 15 to 30 min­utes that you can take but we decid­ed on our own self paced tour fol­low­ing the pam­phlet they gave us at the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter. We walked every square inch of the Capi­tol until we could not climb anoth­er step.

State Capitol

When Made­lyn was ready to leave we climbed back into the car and head­ed to San Anto­nio. We checked into the Crock­ett Hotel then walked across the street to vis­it the Alamo. After tour­ing the Alamo we walked around down­town and along the River­walk.

San Antonio

After din­ner we went through Rip­ley’s Believe It or Not. Made­lyn was so fun­ny, the things I thought would freak her out like the shrunk­en head did­n’t but a wax stat­ue, that kid was gone. She did not like any of the wax fig­ures. She had us laugh­ing so hard but she loved the tour.

Ripley's Believe It or Not

After this I sat by the pool and swat­ted mos­qui­toes so she could have a night­time swim in the hotel pool. Once she was fin­ished swim­ming and I had no more blood to give we head­ed in, bathed and went to bed. It was only 9PM but we were so tired. It was a full day of won­der­ful mem­o­ries, laugh­ter and fun.


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