Married Life

Today marks the week-iversary of the wedding and all I have to say is that it has been nothing short of amazing!

The honeymoon was the best week/vacation I have ever had. We drove down to San Antonio the first day, checked into our hotel and took a river cruise on the river walk. But first, the hotel. We stayed in the St. Anthony which is a historical hotel in the river walk area of San Antonio. I don't even know what else to say about it. The room was great, had this king-sized four post bed, great bathroom, and a tiny TV. The TV wasn't a problem though because I don't think it was ever on. 

The cruise/tour on the river walk was pretty cool. We just enjoyed spending time on the water seeing cool things. After the tour, we walked on the river, looking for a restaurant. We decided on this Mexican restaurant called The Original Mexican Restaurant. The salsa was the first thing that knocked our socks off. It was not too spicy for Samm to enjoy, was really tasty to offset the lack of spice, which all led to Samm and I devouring it! We split the fajita plate because it was so big and that was all delicious too. But the best part of the meal was this little mariachi band that approached our table and asked if they could play for us. We had recently talked about Samm having her wallet and having cash for tips so I asked them to pick a song and play for us. However, I had sorely misunderstoood what Samm had just told me, in that she actually said that she did not have her wallet. Needless to say, we were both blushing from embarrassment once the band finished playing. 

The next day we checked out, parked our car on a surface lot and decided to go check out the Alamo and possibly Ripley's. It was so hot, that after we had looked around the Alamo for a bit, we decided just to hit the road and look out for lunch. 

On the road down to Corpus Christi, we were seriously craving Taco Bell but didn't want to stray too far from the directions to find one. Doing this, however; meant that we didn't find one until we got into Corpus. We did notice that Whataburger was founded in Corpus Christi, which means that for every other fast food burger joint on the road, there was a Whataburger. It was almost exactly a 1:1 ratio for Whataburgers to every other burger place. 

Once we got to Mustang Island, we headed to the state park to get camp set up. In this state park, we found that you could camp right on the beach. Once we got camp set up, we went out to the water and discovered that this part of the beach was COVERED in crabs. Samm was bitten/pinched first and I was soon afterwards. Those little buggers kept us from getting too far out into the water on this beach. That night we tried to set up a campfire to cook some hotdogs and make some smores, but the wind and the wet ground kept the fire from really getting going, so we had cool hotdogs and no smores. 

The following day, we woke up super early because of the sunrise. We couldn't check into our next hotel until 4 PM, so we had some time to kill. We walked up and down the beach, collecting shells and mussels and trying not to get pinched. We broke down camp, went into town for lunch and found out that our room was ready early so we went ahead and checked in. 

The next hotel was on the island, right across the street from the beach. Once we were checked in, we jumped into our swimsuits and checked out this beach. This one did not have the same issues with crabs so we were able to go out quite a bit further in the water. We ended up staying for only about an hour because we were both a little burned from that morning. After we were back in the hotel room, we cooked the remainder of our hotdogs on the stove and made some delicious smores in the microwave. 

On our last day, we were thinking about checking out the Texas State Aquarium, but decided that it probably wasn't worth the $40 it would have taken to get us in. We grabbed some breakfast from the hotel, packed up and hit the road for the next 10 hours until we got back to Lubbock. 

Since then, we have been splitting time between her parents' house and the apartment, and I have started my summer classes. But again, these past two weeks have been amazing and I love saying that I have a wife. I love her more than I could have imagined and I am so excited for our little family!