Our Family Vacation to Houston Part 11
Our last event of the day before leaving the Gardens for supper was to take a cruise on their paddle boat. I joked around that I finally got to go on a cruise for my anniversary! I have always wanted to go on a cruise– maybe next year!
For supper we did a spontaneous progressive dinner. We ate at Applebee’s, then drove to another restaurant and ordered dessert. The girls couldn’t believe we actually just went and got dessert, but it was our anniversary after all!
We got back into the van and set out to find our new hotel. Either I failed to print a map to it or I just couldn’t find it, but either way I had to call the hotel for directions. The directions I received were hilarious. The girl didn’t know the names of any of the streets. She knew right where we were and said we were very close–thankfully! She gave me a series of go straight, left at the stop sign, right at the light, straight to the end, until you get to the hotel. I hung up and laughed hysterically, thinking we would never find it, but we actually drove right to it. Who needs street names anyway?
The motel was perfect for us. We were able to park right in front of our door, so even though we got there after dark, unloading the van and getting the kids settled in the room was a cinch. Everyone went right to sleep, and I enjoyed a few minutes of silence before ending day four. Our vacation was half over. It was flying by!