Sunday, April 15, 2012

San Antonio Fun!

This weekend, I had the joy of going to San Antonio with one of my friends and her family. We left at 7:00 am on Saturday (yes, college kids can get up that early on a Saturday) and followed the signs down I35 to San Antonio. It was a fantastic weekend, SO nice to get away from Waco for awhile. We went to Sea World, which has changed a lot since the last time I was there. All the exhibits and shows are bigger and more lively, trying to draw people into the many different attractions. They are even opening up a water park right next to Sea World in May. (Very smart, Sea World, very smart). We saw the dolphins and, of course Shamu. We also got to feed dolphins and see the sharks/coral reefs. Although the weather was a little overcast, it never really rained on us, which was definitely a blessing! That night, we went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. San Antonio is pretty much famous for their Mexican food, and this restaurant did not disappoint. There was even a prom group eating in the restaurant, so it must've been pretty delicious all-around! We tried to go to the Alamo, but it was closed. (Sad day!) However, we saw it from the outside, and it looked smaller than I remembered. Of course, the last time I was there, I was in elementary school. Everything seems bigger when you're younger! We also walked around the downtown area of San Antonio to get to and from our hotel to various locations. San Antonio is overall a lively city, full of mariachi music, antique buildings, and awesome venues.

For all you people wondering how I got my breathing treatments in and if I took care of myself, the answer is yes, I was a good, compliant CF patient and did every single treatment. I know taking care of my health is of utmost importance, even on road-trips and mini-vacations. I didn't take the whole shebang of equipment, but I did take my nebs, cayston machine, and albuterol. For Saturday-Sunday, I felt like this was a good compromise because lugging my Vest around would not have been pleasant or realistic, but I still got good treatments in over the course of the 32 or so hours I was gone.

I am so glad I got to travel down to San Antonio with my friend and her family. Road-trips are always quite the adventure, and this one was no exception. I hope you had a fun-filled weekend, as well, and are rejuvenated for another busy, busy week!

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