We decided to visit The Natural Bridge Caverns. After standing in line for over an hour, we finally reached the ticket counter (with our e-tickets) only to be redirected to another counter with NO LINE. Apparently, you do not need to wait in line if you already purchased tickets online. However, that is not what the teenage workers will tell you when you enter the park. In fact, they will tell you the exact opposite. So consider this your public service announcement. Buy your tickets online, and then walk right into the park. Ignore any teenagers that try to divert you to the back of the hour long line. ;)
The caves are always so fascinating. My hair may not agree, but I love seeing these beautiful, natural creations…it really is just amazing.
In this picture you can see the natural bridge in the background that gave it it’s name. Pretty cool.
After that, we needed a refreshing, sweet treat. They have an ice cream shop there where they make their own waffle cones and they smelled too good to pass up. And they were HUGE. Emi’s was bigger than her face! We found a shady spot and enjoyed every last bite.
Next, we did the maze. It was so much fun! Emi and I were a team, Nick and Sis, and then Luke was on his own. You had a little punch card and you had to find several treasures before you could exit and punch out. It took us about 30 minutes to complete. The kids thought it was great.
For lunch, we ate at my ALL TIME MOST FAVORITIST PLACE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. Hula Hut. It was divine. And pssst…we’re getting one in Little Elm this summer! CAN NOT WAIT.
After grubbing down, we ran through the San Macros Outlets so we could hit up the Pottery Barn Outlet and the Vans Outlet. We found some great deals and ended up getting Luke a new duvet cover and lamp for his room.
Then it was time to go see PawPaw. We spent the night at PawPaw’s house (Grandma was still in Kentucky) and were able to get cleaned up and recharged for a trip to Fort Hood.
We made the long drive out to the base but before we went in we decided to grab a bite to eat. Our options were limited so Sonic it was. My tummy does not agree with vacation food, so I decided not to participate. Instead, I took pictures.
We toured the museums, looked at all the old army tanks, and enjoyed the sunshine.
After snagging a few souvenirs, we said goodbye to PawPaw and started the long trek home. SPRING BREAK = SUCCESS