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I’ll admit, while my heart loves summer time, it also brings more stress than I wish along with the bountiful servings of shave ice, sun tans, and pool days. I want to be all-in on summer time fun with the kids, but our work doesn’t stop because the calendar has turned to June, so it isn’t as simple as logging off for three months. The summer months are a constance balance (or attempt at balance) of fun, play, summer camps, work, and of course my favorite part, summer family trips.
To celebrate the beginning of summer we decided to leave work and chores behind and take a bit of a road trip to San Antonio to go all-in on family fun for the weekend at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort. We usually go to the similar Hyatt Lost Pines Resort near Austin for our points-fueled weekend getaways, but this property is an amazing points value as a Category 4 Hyatt where you can use your Category 1-4 Hyatt nights or just 15,000 points per night for an award stay, so we decided to switch things up a bit and head here instead. It has been about four years since our last visit, so we were excited to play in their shady lazy river, sandy beach area, and on their FlowRider and big water slide.
The only problem with this otherwise solid plan was getting to the resort. Hyatt Lost Pines is a very doable three hour drive from our home, but this trip rang in at close to six hours…which is very different with two young girls than three hours. Let’s just say that between the painful traffic, the baby puking all over herself in the car seat, and logging the longest stretch of time we have all had in the car at once since the littlest was born, getting here was not pleasant. If you want to see what that experience was like….(no puke photos I promise), head to my Instastory.
Otherwise, here is a sneak peek at our time at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort. I promise lots more details to come soon in case you are considering a similar summer trip.
Now we just have to decide if we are going to cross our fingers that the toddler doesn’t again get car sick on the way home, or have her and I burn miles to jump on a plane tomorrow and meet the rest of the crew back in Houston!
I’d love to know how your family is kicking off summer!?
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