Of course we are in a severe drought, and the day the skies decide to open up is the day we planned to go to the water park. (Murphy's Law, right?)
Watching the weather reports, we were suppose to go from 71 degrees and raining to 91 degrees and sunny by noon. So we packed our cooler, put on our swim suits, and headed out.
It! Was! Awesome!
It was also chilly (by Texas standards.) But, the weather channel proved correct, and by noon it was turning into a gorgeous day. (Because of the early morning rain, and it being a Monday, there weren't a lot of people at the park. Lucky for us!)
Look at that! There's like no one in that water playground but my tribe. David told the dare devils to get going, take advantage of the no-lines at the big slides.
90 minutes into the day, the Texas sun broke out and things heated up pretty darn quick. The water ended up feeling so refreshing!
I didn't take a bunch of photos. Instead, I took a ton of video footage with my camera, hoping to make a fun movie out of it all! (That's my plan at least. Things always look better on paper.)
So I have to tell you about this Hawaiian Falls, folks.
Family Friendly :: GREAT crowd, bathing suit code, no alcohol, no foul language, family friendly music, clean, happy employees, (just to name a few.)
I cannot believe we haven't gone there until today. Our day totally blows Six Flags out of the water (even with our free Six Flags reading program tickets!)
I may get some reader hot under the collar when I write this next statement, but since I was so shocked over it, I have to share.
I saw only a few female bodies covered in tattoos today. And that floored me!!! Seriously, folks. Anymore, every Kit, Kat, and Katy has some body art displayed for all to see, except for me. ( I know I'm not the only one, but I am in the minority for having ink-free skin. Or so it seems.)
This place had a "D.J" who organized umpteen games for kids to compete in. Miss Mabel and Miss Ester gave the hula hoop contest a whirl.
So how did we float this stay-cation day? Because these parks can cost $$, and I love a good bargain.
Cabana. We rented a private one. The rental gave us discounted tickets for the day, free locker, unlimited drinks, and our own private cabana waiter (very cool BTW!)
Discount tickets for 6 @ $18.99 (two year old and under is FREE) = $113.94
Cooler Pass $10*
*We packed our own lunch items.
Bottled water. Bring your own at no charge.
Free drinks (Iced Tea, lemonade, powerade, soda).
Fees and taxes $15.68
Total : $239.62
Here's where it gets good! You may recall that I wrote a post back a month or so ago stating how I got David to "Patty-tize" the garage??
Well....he decided to sell two big ticket items (a lawn mower and a van/tent), receiving payment of $190 total.
Total : $239.00
$49.00 is what we paid out of pocket for today's festivities! (Insert snapping Z!)
And you ask...was the cabana necessary??
( I rest my case ;)
It really was an awesome day.
As I type this post? My kids were all in bed by 9pm. I'm on my way there, too.
Have a fantastic week!
BTW, how many stay-cation days do we have planned? Just one more. (We have something planned for when my mom flies down for the Fourth! Think cowboys, bulls, BBQ, and chuck wagon races! YeeHaw!)
~ Patty ~