My daughter came home a couple of weeks ago for her spring break. Boy was I glad she was home! My son lives right here in San Antonio, so this was a wonderful family time for the four of us… plus Sprite, makes five!
Unfortunately, now that she lives in Massachusetts, it takes her a whole day to travel to and from school, which of course shaves off two days of her week long break. That’s the breaks! (As “they” say… although I am so “out of it,” I’m not sure “they” still say that!)
My daughter is the designated family member to get us out of the house, enjoying things that San Antonio has to offer. Of course, since she was home for such a short time, that meant one day out. And, of course, with Sprite being so old, that day is shortened to (at the most!) a five hour window of time that we can be away from the house.
I should clarify that we do go out other times, but what I mean by a “day out,” is doing an activity that we enjoyed doing when both of our children were growing up… You know the type… the zoo, museums, caverns, ETC… the types of things that tourists do when they come here.
Unfortunately, her spring break coincided with the spring break of at least the largest school district here in San Antonio… which meant that there were LOTS of people doing the same thing.
We visited a wildlife ranch… which turned out to be… I would guess by the crowds… the most visited place on the day that we chose to go. WOW!!! LOTS of people. LOTS of cars. And, LOTS of animals who had been so over-fed by all of the people in all of the cars, that we were only able to see the few of them who were napping under the closer trees.
The “moral” of this story is: So what if the actual activity turns out to be a bust? What’s important is the time spent with each other… even though a lot of that time was spent (by at least one member>>> who was more than likely me!) complaining about all of the people, all of the cars, and all of the missing animals who were in the clumps of trees taking their siestas.
How about you all? Have any of you been enjoying Spring Break?