Sam had to work the whole day somewhere on the road between Alice and San Antonio. Boo hoo! I know it was a work trip, but I was trying to make it a vacation for the whole family!
After breakfast, Alex watched TV while I read and Edison took a nap. Once Edison woke up, we loaded the car and then went to check out of the hotel in Alice. I was struggling with keeping the kids together while checking out and Edison ended up getting knocked flat on his back by Alex. He was screaming and I immediately sent Alex to time out. The guy working the front desk gave both boys a pack of Oreos and then pulled up a Baby Einstein video on his phone and played it for Edison until he stopped crying. I was impressed and although I probably wouldn't have given Alex a pack of Oreos at that time, it was very nice.
After that situation was handled, I took the boys to wander around a grocery store. We bought a few snacks and then went to play at the park again. Alex was making a birthday cake out of the rocks. He put a stick in like a candle and then started singing Happy Birthday. This kid loves birthdays. He really is my child.
Edison was eating lots of rocks so he wasn't very hungry for lunch. We ate lunch at the park and then started the two hour drive to San Antonio during naptime.
The boys fell asleep immediately and I started getting sleepy, too. I ended up pulling over but after 20 minutes, Edison started waking up so I got back on the road. But he was making loud noises so Alex woke up, too. I stopped at Dairy Queen so the boys could have a break.
Once we got to the hotel, the only option at the hotel was valet parking for $27/night. I wanted to see if there was a better option so I drove around town but there was nowhere better so we ended up heading back to the hotel. This was my first experience valeting and I was so nervous that I read articles on valet etiquette that night. Did you know you are supposed to tip on your way in and out?! I am just really glad SLB was reimbursing Sam for his expenses on this trip.
This was the view from our hotel room balcony.
Sam was finally done with his site visit and setting up for the next day's open house so we went to get him. Then we went straight to meet the Montoyas for dinner.
JR was in the MTC with Sam and then they served together in the same zone. We went to Chris Madrid for dinner and the food was ridiculous. I cannot believe how much cheese was on the burger.
After dinner, we went to the Montoya's house to visit for a little longer. The boys were on a mission of destruction and since the Montoyas do not have kids, I was just holding my breath and waiting for something to get broken. It was getting late, so we said goodbye and headed back to the hotel. The boys were asleep in minutes!