I am Back! "But we didn't even know that you were gone, Jason."
I took a brief hiatus from the internet starting on Friday. Yes, I was away from all things online for about 48 hours, and yet I lived through it. :)
My wife and I took our kiddos to San Antonio for the weekend, primarily so that we could visit the Texas Folklife Festival on Saturday. My wife is from that area, and she has very fond memories of this event stemming back to her childhood. We went 3 years ago (with a different infant daughter in tow), but we hadn't been back since.
I would have made some great video of the event to share, but my camera melted in my pocket at around 3pm or so. Later, I learned that it was 104 DEGREES that afternoon.
Thanks to Expedia.com, we were able to stay at the Airport Hilton and we got a phenomenal deal, which was supremely helpful, considering that we now need TWO hotel rooms just to accomodate the Crouch family. This makes me seriously consider purchasing an RV in the near future. I am not joking.
On Friday night, we went to the Magic Time Machine, which is one of my older kids' favorite restaurants in the world. I DO have video of our evening there, which I hope to share with you sometime this week. In a nutshell, the kids love it (okay, I do, too) because everyone who works there is in full costume. Our waiter was Indiana Jones, although the guy dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean" was probably the most talented one there.
I actually considered using the wireless service at the Hilton, until realizing that it was $10/day. It wasn't the money - it was the principle! Is it them or me? It's them, right?!?
At any rate, I am happy to be back online tonight, although I must admit that the break was much-needed, and I hope to take some more mini-vacations in the near future (or maybe even a real one sometime?).