It’s hard to believe, but 4 and a half months have gone by since we trekked back from Alaska. And, although it may have happened begrudgingly on my part, we settled back into our normal routine of school, work, piano lessons….you know what I’m talking about…I don’t need to explain. These are all good things. We love our learning time, Corey loves his job, and we’ve enjoyed being home and catching up with family and friends; but it would be a lie to say that the travel bug was satiated when we crossed the threshold of our home back in August. So, how is a homeschooling, remote-working family supposed to quench their burning desire to travel? Well…TRAVEL!!
We decided on the Gulf Coast this time, because frankly, the idea of driving to Alaska during the winter is downright frightening for these California natives! And, after spending 3 months in our 25ft. travel trailer this summer, we decided to try traveling another way. We left the camper at home and decided to try this trip using mostly Airbnb rentals. Our first 24 hours were all driving. Yes, it was long, involved many, many movies for the kids, and an overnight car sleep at a rest stop somewhere in the New Mexico desert. But, a long (long) car ride is kinda like childbirth; once you make it to your destination, you sort of forget the pain it took to get there. And, our pain was well worth it, because it got us to San Antonio, Texas just in time for New Year’s Eve!
Once Corey got over his sleep deprivation, and the kids and I had a chance to get our internal clocks set to Texas time, we spent New Year’s Day touring the San Antonio Riverwalk. We took a boat ride along the river, so we could see the sights and learn about San Antonio’s history.
And, no visit to San Antonio would be complete without a visit to The Alamo.
It was cold and blustery, so we didn’t linger as long as I would’ve liked, but The Alamo has a storied history that is well told throughout the complex, and it’s definitely worth a visit!
So, we toured, we ate, and we headed on down the road. Our first Airbnb rental was waiting for us in Galveston, Texas so we can experience the Gulf Coast for a couple of weeks and see what life is really like down here. Can’t wait to tell you all about it…
Catch you after the next adventure!!