Spring Break ended up being pretty quiet around here. Hubby thought we needed to do something so he called one evening and said, “I want to take the girls to the Longhorn Tavern either tonight or tomorrow.”
I was confused. I told him that I thought that restaurant had closed down. That is, unless they reopened…
Hubby was confused. He didn’t want to take the girls for a chicken fried steak dinner. He wanted to take them to a cave.
As in Longhorn CAVERNS.
Once we were on the same page, I told him I thought that was a great idea and that we should all go, making a day of it. The girls and I shopped for lunch stuff and picked out clothes to wear for the trip.
The morning we were to leave, Hubby got up and packed the cooler with all the food. I didn’t have to do a thing! As we were leaving, we made a very spontaneous decision to go get SuperGirl a DS Lite for the trip. She’s been suffering, watching her sisters play theirs on trips and not having her own to play on. I’ve been suffering, listening to the whining and wheeling-n-dealing that goes on in the back seat on trips. So. We went to Target first and got the kid a video game.
Then we hit the road, listening to 80’s music on the XM Radio, visiting, and Pict-o-Chatting with each other. When we arrived, there was quite a crowd of people in the park area. We found a spot and picnicked, though it was a bit windy. The girls found an observation tower and they climbed up. Had I known then that the stairs were two sets of wobbly spiral stairs, I never would have let them go. After lunch, they got me up there. We’re lucky I came back down. That was such torture!
We then went to get our tickets for the cave tour. It was quite interesting. The history behind the cave was fun to hear and the temperature inside was very comfortable! I loved that they held church down there, in the same place as the saloon… and that some folks would bring their Sunday clothes with them on Saturday night and just never go home in between. Indians used the big room for meetings and the rock for arrowheads. A bank robber once hid out down there, too!
Portions of the cave were huge, like a meeting room, and others, we had to walk all bent over to get through. All in all, it was a fun trip. We all learned something. We got to go somewhere where Hubby went often as a kid. And we all shared a memory. What a fun day!