Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vacation, I Think I Love You

Ahhhh - Vacation!  I love it!  When I'm on vacation, and all relaxed and enjoying myself, I always wonder WHY do I not live like this?  Why do I not live on a cruise ship?  Or on a beautiful island?  Or even in the beautiful countryside of Austin.  WHY?!  Anyways. . .

We recently went on vacation with our besties, The Payne's, and we had such a great time.  We decided to go during the week to a) take days off work and b) miss the crowds. 

We made a genious plan to get up early Monday morning and drive to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels (the best water park ever), then stay in Austin, go to the Natural Bridge Caverns and Barton Springs on Tuesday, and of course go shopping in San Marcos on Wednesday. 

Schiltterbahn in New Braunfels (in my worthy opinion) is the best waterpark around.  The rides are fed by the Comal River so the water is fresh water and COLD!  The 'old' part of the park is the best part for me.  They have new rides that are fun but they have long lines.  The park lets you bring in your own ice chest so we didn't have to pay for food.  I highly recommend it if you've never been.  It was as much fun as I remembered!

Tuesday was the caverns and Barton Springs.  We only took pics at the caverns.  That was a cool tour.

Barton Springs was fun, I had never been before; it was cool and by cool I mean I CAN'T FEEL MY FEET - I'M FREEZING!  We saw a topless chick . . . anyway, nuff said. 

Oh and Tuesday for lunch we went to The Saltlick, which was delish BBQ restaurant.  Us girls had a good time shopping the bargans at the San Marcos Outlet Mall on Wednesday, we barely had time to stop for lunch - too much to do!

Hmm. . . what else?  We stopped at Bucees going up and coming back - which was awesome.  I had a Dr. Pepper Slushy which is the best flavor ever!

And last but not least, I made the best road trip playlist of all time - I was the master DJ blaster yo!

Up Around the Bend - CCR
Ready to Run - Dixie Chicks
Come On Over - Jessica Simpson
I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash
Here It Goes Again - Ok Go
Float On - Modest Mouse
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Famous In A Small Town - Miranda Lambert
How Do you Like Me Now - The Heavy
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Walking on Sunshine - Glee
The Distance - Cake
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Red Dirt Road - Brooks & Dunn
King of the Rodeo - Kings of Leon
Seven Nation Army - The White Strips
Small Town - John Mellencamp
OK - I'll stop now but there were more! 

Needless to say, we had a blast and really enjoyed being out and about in the Austin area with our friends. 

Where should we go next?!