Monday, July 23, 2012

Sea World 2012

My mother in law takes us on a trip every summer. She is SO generous to do this and we always go somewhere fun! This year, we decided to go to Sea World in San Antonio since we'd never been. Matt booked the reservations at the Hyatt Hill Country resort in January and let me just say that this place was amazing. We really could have stayed at the resort and never left. The amenities are endless, including a 27 hole golf course, spa, 5 restaurants, a kid's club, family activities daily, s'mores every evening at 7 followed by a family movie on the back lawn at 8:30. They even provide the blankets and popcorn. Bike rentals, a playground, tether ball court, ping pong table, and jogging trail were at our disposal as well. Again, the place was perfect.

We arrived on Sunday and stayed 4 nights. We had 2 adjoining rooms and that worked out great as well. The original plan was to go to Sea World and Aquatica(the new adjoining water park) for 3 days. We ended up only going 2 days since Jake wanted to stay at the resort on the third day and do all the kid activities. Landry Grace and I went back on the third day and stayed at Aquatica until lunch and then came back to the resort.

All in all it was a fantastic trip. The kids really enjoyed Sea World and were awed by the animals. They loved loved feeding the dolphins, a must if you go! We probably won't do Sea World again, but we would definitely go back to the resort. Another tidbit of info, the resort was only 1 mile from Sea World.

The activity pool. There is also a lazy river that includes a "beach", plus an adult only pool.
Feeding the dolphins at Sea World
Our last night...enjoying some s'mores!
Our day at Aquatica!
Watching a show at Sea World, Azul. Loved trying to catch their reaction.
Making s'mores was a nightly thing for Jake!
The nightly movie. The lawn filled up pretty quickly once dusk came.
Hope you enjoyed the vacation report! Please scroll down if you missed the post below. I'm updating our entire summer.