Monday, November 16, 2015

My little Texas staycation

The week before school started back in August, work had finally slowed down a little for Jason.  He was able to take a few days off and we needed a little vaca.  We only had a few days and we were headed to Louisiana anyway so we decided on visiting the casino at Lake Charles.  We had always been intrigued and the pools promised to be fantastic so why not!  No trip across Texas is complete without a stop at Buccee's.  Lillian was immediately in love with the "doggies" or beavers as it were.  

She picked up as many as she could hold in her arms and gave her daddy the "buy me this" eyes.  He almost caved before I put the nix on stuffed beavers in our car!  

The icee machines are always a hit when we stop here.  Along with the beaver nuggets (eww) and the beef jerky.  We also discovered a delicacy that can only be described as straight from heaven.  It's a honey butter croissant chicken sandwich.  It's like chicken and waffles but more buttery!  

We arrived at LaBerge and checked into the pool asap!  We didn't want to waste a moment and it was a good thing.  Turns out, it rained most of the next 2 days.  Not a heavy rain but a slow and steady drizzle.  

We took the Trolley over to the Golden Nugget next door just to walk around.  They have a beach area there.  

Even in the rain, these two couldn't stay out of the water or away from the critters.  They went crab hunting in the slow rain while I finished off my starbucks and worked up an appetite for lunch!  We ate well while we were staycationing!  

Crabs!  These boys can spot a critter from a mile away!

Since they couldn't visit the casino, they blew their money in the arcade.

Lillian looking out of her "penthouse" window!  haha!  

We had a few good hours to swim and float in the lazy river.  The swim up bar was a nice addition for the parents on the trip.

I won't lie, this was on of my favorite moments of all!  

But this one was a real close second!

Her first real "sand" beach experience.  She didn't like her hands getting dirty at all!

Her daddy would build a sand wall, she'd knock it down.  

Flashing the entire pool.  I told her she's a little young to be a flasher but she just kept on standing there in the window showing the whole rainy pool area her stuff!  Luckily we were 10 stories up so no one noticed!

It was a fun few days to mark the end of summer 2015.  When Monday came, it was back to school for the boys and a little peace and quiet around the house for mom and Lily!

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