One-on-One Fun Day

Last year’s trip to Schlitterbahn as a family of four was a little tricky since Molly and Kit couldn’t swim.  Claire and I swam around having fun while Kit basically babysat Molly in the kiddie pools.

So this year, we planned a Schlitterbahn trip with just Claire and a friend and me.  Kit and Molly had their own special day at Donut and Taco Palace, followed by puzzles at home, then dinosaur bone digging at the Austin Nature and Science Center, and finally watching the Shaun the Sheep Movie at the theater.

Unfortunately, Claire’s chosen friend, Nadia, broke her arm a couple of days before the trip to Schlitterbahn.  With such short notice, it was hard to get a replacement friend, so it was just Claire and me.  Claire loved Kristal River and the Torrent, both circle “river” types of rides, which we did at least 20 times.  We spent the whole day at Schlitterbahn, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

It was a day of many unexpected free things too.  At the Schlitterbahn ticket gate, a lady randomly gave me a free ticket that she didn’t need, worth about $60.  A guy we shared a picnic table with gave us some free drinks from his cooler.  We got a free tote from the Schlitterbahn locker guy.  And P. Terry’s gave us a free milkshake that they had extra.

We met up with Kit and Molly at home around 6:30 and traded stories before getting the kids showered and off to bed after a full blown day of fun!

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