October 25

San Antonio Adventure – San Antonio Zoo

Homeschool, Musings


On Monday, while Matt was bored to tears in class all day, I braved the San Antonio Highways to drive downtown by myself to get to the zo0.  It didn’t turn out to be nearly as scarey as I thought.  The drive home on the other hand…
I took a page out of my sister Heather’s book and stopped at target to find matching shirts.  First I wanted hideously orange shirts as they would be easier to spot in a crowd, but then I remembered that it is Halloween season, so hideously orange might very well be everywhere.  So I went with a less hideous green.

Even Jack and I were wearing green.  I took a lot more pictures, but hardly any turned out.  I’m glad these did though.  And I got half off the admission price because we have a Zoo membership here in Alamogordo.

By the time we were finished, Matt had just gotten out of class and asked if he had time to go work out.  He did.  I piled the kids in the car and drove home on five lane highways during rush hour.  I’m surprised that I didn’t choke and loose it.  I kept reminding myself “You’ve done this before”.  And I had done it before, very often while living in Seattle.  I made it back to Lackland AFB without anything interesting and I didn’t even get lost (as opposed to the way there).

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  • Nice going on the shirts! And I’m with you, no matter how I feel about safety, I could NEVER put my kids in hideous orange. Nope, never. The pukey green looks MUCH nicer 🙂 I’m partial to fire engine red, myself, but I’m kinda liking the green now that I’ve seen it 🙂


  • Orange is totally one of my favorite colors. Kinley’s favorite shirt is orange, LOL! But they may have blended in with the Halloween kids 🙂 I’m proud of you for braving the traffic. I’m not much of a city driver. I once got stuck behind a semi truck late at night on the freeway in Utah county. It was stopped and I just needed to peel out into the other lane. I was in tears and shaking like a leaf. I finally was able to do it, but it took me FOREVER and I almost passed out.


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