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DITL - July 31, 2010 [Aug. 3rd, 2010|07:46 am]

In which we walk around in the heat and eat too much...


I wake up to this

Obligatory bedhead pic. Sadly, this isn't much different than it looked when I went to sleep last night.

Husband is very orderly

The kids are starting to wake up

Downstairs for coffee and breakfast. Mmmmm bacon.

Apparently Middle Daughter doesn't look 17, because they charge us for a kid's breakfast the second day in a row

The Boy is a chipmonk.

One last look out the window

The water park where we spent the last two days

We go to the lobby to check out. It is very fancy.

She tries to throw her brother into the fish pond. I can't take them anywhere!

First stop - Air Museum

Husband explains dive bomber aerodynamics, complete with hand gestures

Examples of plane art

The kids pick up souvenirs

We drive down the seawall. I haven't seen this many shrimpers in years.

We're headed for The Strand. First stop, Col. Bubbies

This sign makes my daughter laugh. She's been joking all week about no shirt/no shoes/no service means you don't need pants

The Boy tries a hat

Back on the Strand, it's my turn to laugh at a sign

These are very tempting, but we're on a quest for lemonade

Found it!


This is our favorite candy store. They have everything.

The Boy is mesmerized.

We tear ourselves away from the candy and go to our second-favorite store. I think these are both adorable and disturbing.

Middle Daughter finds a much cuter octopus to take home.

We hit a few more shops. We try on many floppy hats.

We stop for lunch and The Boy inspects his booty.

Middle Daughter plays with her new rings.

I love the woodwork here

I'm halfway through lunch before I relize someone is watching.

Time to head home. The Boy loves to push the buttons.

Yes, it is very hot.

Bye Bye Strand!

It takes about five minutes for the kids to crash


Home again - time to unpack

I hung these before we left...I suppose they're dry by now

It wouldn't be a ditl without laundry

There's plenty more where that came from

After three days, there's a lot of catching up to do

The bottomless pits are hungry, but we have no food. So we go out to dinner.

I pretend like I am eating light. It's a salad, right?

Back home I fold the laundry

And put away the laundry. Repeat seventy bazillion times.

The Boy tries to cast a spell on me, but I make him go to bed anyway.

And spend the last few minutes before I collapse watching Dr. Who.



[User Picture]From: onelargecat
2010-08-03 03:13 pm (UTC)
Love it! I love the pic of you and your daughter in the hats together. :)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2010-08-04 12:30 am (UTC)
We are all about the headwear!
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[User Picture]From: uppity_woman
2010-08-03 09:22 pm (UTC)
ooohhh did you stay at the Moody Gardens? We love it there.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2010-08-04 12:31 am (UTC)
Yes! We had season passes to Moody Gardens for years, but had never stayed overnight before. We really enjoyed it.
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[User Picture]From: uppity_woman
2010-08-04 12:34 am (UTC)
I've only stayed at the hotel once, we spent the first 2 nights of our honeymoon there, but we love the pyramids. It's Ben's absolute favorite. :)
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[User Picture]From: skipperja
2010-08-03 11:31 pm (UTC)

What fun!

And so close, too!

Enjoyed the photos. We haven't been to Colonel Bubbies for a long time.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2010-08-04 12:32 am (UTC)

Re: What fun!

I hadn't been in at least fifteen years. I think they still had the same stuff on the shelves, lol.

My mom has a set of navy dessert plates she got at Col Bubbies.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-08-05 03:52 am (UTC)
Terrific pics! I especially loved the floppy hats and lemonade!

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[User Picture]From: nevermind_that
2010-08-05 01:36 pm (UTC)
The hat picture is my favourite too! You guys look so cute. Plus, I don't think it would be a complete vacation without you wearing a hat!

That water park looks insanely fun. Great DITL. You successfully made me jealous.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2010-08-06 12:26 am (UTC)
My work here is done.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2010-08-06 01:11 am (UTC)
Fun, fun, fun! The boy has gotten SO big! I, too, am a fan of the hat pic.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2010-08-06 02:33 am (UTC)
Hahaha...I had three more hat pics - maybe I should have posted all of them!
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