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Well, I'm thinking about going to San Antonio. A has a fall break coming up, and I think it would be fun to get out of town for a few days. I am ashamed to say he is a native Texan and yet has never seen the Alamo or been to Sea World. I initially thought Austin would be a good trip, but he pooh-poohed that right away.

But I am NOT going to let him sit on the couch all fall break. Unfortunately, B can't go since he needs to save what little time off he has left for the year in case we need to go back to Arkansas. Plus he hates to travel. I was so pleased to hear him say that he would enjoy going to Branson. So maybe there is another trip in our future.

Just thinking about planning a trip has cheered me up. And I was having a rough Monday. The weekend was difficult. The local paper is publishing an article about W and defibrillators tomorrow. And I found out that there was a security camera on in the gym where W died, and that there is a tape of him collapsing. I've decided I don't want to see it. But just hearing about it was difficult.

So, dag-nab it, I deserve a trip.

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scienceguru
Sep. 13th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: the Star-Courier article(I'm assuming?): It seems that just when you think you've finished publicly grieving, other things crop up to reopen the wound.

As for Austin, there is a spiffy new Texas History Museum just north of the capitol that might be neat for A to visit. Is he taking Texas History now? I forget if he is 7th or 8th grade. They have an IMAX theatre there that shows some really good stuff too. :) You could always swing by there on the way to SA, since it is on the way and only an hour and some change away from there.
lonestarslp
Sep. 13th, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, he is taking Texas History. Perhaps we could do that, it's a thought. I may just say, screw it and take the whole week off.

The paper is the DMN in the Metro section. I am actually looking forward to it because it will have person information about what a cool kid W was. I always like to read about that.
scienceguru
Sep. 13th, 2004 08:03 pm (UTC)
My parents took the three of us on a tour through Texas (Austin-San Antonio-Houston) when I was A's age. As a result, I have always loved to visit other parts of the state and have always found new and different things to see each time I go there.

I will have to look in the paper for the article. Is it being published this week?
lonestarslp
Sep. 13th, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's tomorrow. I hope A will like it and we can make a good memory for this year.
a1an
Sep. 13th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
I live in Austin, eh hem...I think S.A. might be a more overall enjoyable visit if you do the Alamo, the Riverwalk, Seaworld, plus they have an IMAX theater down there as well...plus Fiesta Market or whatever, I am sure Greg can fill you in...Enchanted Rock is nice, but perhaps a bit out of the way (I forget where you'd be coming from), and you cant do everything in one trip, or at least I cant...there are some nice, relaxing towns such as Boerne and/or Gruene (sp?) along the way from Austin to SA, or even New Braunfels if ya just need to stretch your legs...
gurdonark
Sep. 13th, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
A. will love Enchanted Rock, which is only about 45 minutes north of San Antonio. It's very cool!

The Alamo is grand, plus, with priceline, you can round up a room for nearly nothing these days.

I'm surprised he passed on Austin, because it has so much computer fun he could have. Just as well.

That's interesting about the video, but, really, it's just one more fact.

gurdonark
Sep. 14th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC)
You know, you could do the Clear Lake area just south of Houston. Then you've got the NASA Johnson Space Center, a kid-worthy stop if ever a stop there was; plus you have nearby beach, tons of things to do, and an hour shorter drive than SA

marty_mcfly
Sep. 15th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
You do deserve a trip
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