Happily, the antibiotics and steroids worked wonders for me, and we were all able to enjoy a perfect weekend out at Horseshoe Bay.
We had never been there before, and once we were there, we really weren't sure why that was the case. Talk about a little bit of heaven, only one hour and two minutes away from our home.
This was a special event weekend (spring break) and I can't recommend going there enough when they have the special events.
There were so many fun things for the kids to do, they couldn't choose. When they passed up laser tag and fishing camp to take sandcastle building lessons, you know you've found your childrens paradise.
They loved this whirlpool / hot tub at the Yacht Club Beach. It is the perfect little wonderland for young kids. There's a beach, and then they run up the patio and into the "cave falls" (as Alex called it.
We picked the perfect perch so we could keep an eye on them in the pool, and out on the beach.
The other highlight of the visit was the Banana Boat Ride.
All went well until a bee somehow landed on Ryan, and found its way inside his vest. Since he was up in front, all the other kids saw this, and it completely spooked him, along with Alex (Alex still hasn't recovered from when he was stung thirteen times by the wasps who built a nest at the top of his treehouse almost two years ago, and freaks when he sees any member of the buzzing family nearby). So about 3/4 of the way into the Banana Boat ride, Alex, Ryan and two other kids decided they were ready to come aboard Team Safety in the big boat.
Some of the other fun they had at Horsehsoe Bay: night pool movies (we watched 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'); glow in the dark Flag Football, s'mores, glow in the dark line dancing, ice cream sundae bars, snow cone machines, turtle walks, face painting, digital family scavenger huints, family kayak races, cookie decorating, rubber ducky races, hula hoop contests, handprint art, and about a dozen other arts and crafts. Not to mention all the golf courses, tennis courts, and the spa.
But mostly, they just wanted to play in the water.