Madison kept a journal of their trip to South Padre Island. I typed her entries exactly as she wrote them in her journal. Here they are:
June 8, 2009
We woke up and ate breakfast. Now we are wating to go.
And lift off at 6:54 a.m. with 450 miles to go. It is 10:37 a.m. and we are between San Antonio & Kingsville. We are really past San Antonio. MawMaw & PawPaw just say that so Cason will quit asking. We are have a lot of fun in the car. If your wondering if I am being sarcastic I’m not. We are really having fun. We are doing lot’s of things. Jax is making paper crafts, Cole playing the DS, Cason is well frankliy I don’t know what Cason is doing. Being weird like always. And I am writing. MawMaw has bought snacks & rapped presents for if were good.
We are in Kingsville. We just ate lunch at Wendy’s. Now we are off to the beach again. We just saw a train and a dust storm in the middle of a field. We are now in South Padre and we crossed the bridge and we saw the Pirate ship.
So we got checked in and we went to the beach & swam. And then did a lot of things.
We had so much fun today. I hope the rest of the days are as much fun!
June 11, 2009
9:00 a.m. and lift off. We are on our way to Lorena. We had so much fun at South Padre. It was the best vacation ever. The sea turtle were cool & Schlitter Bound was so much fun. But the Pirate ship was the coolest. We had water gun fites, face painting & treasure hunt and a lot more. A guy hit his head and they called 911. It was the best vacation ever!
One of the things Maddie did not mention in her journal was their boogy boarding experience.
taking the "Pirates' Oath"...
The Sea Turtle farm was a great learning experience for everyone. Some of the sea turtles at this farm were handicapped - missing flippers, gashes in their shells, etc.
This Sea Turtle has only one flipper! She has to use a swim jacket so she doesn't swim in circles.
and they're off...