I survived a day out in August in Texas

The heat is ON here in San Antonio. I know it’s a dry heat, but it’s still heat! Today we ate somewhere new and then went to two local attractions: the Kiddie Park and the San Antonio Zoo.

The day started with breakfast at the Mad Hatters tea house and cafe. It’s a charming little place in downtown and very close to the King William district. I didn’t try the tea but did have a bagel. My daughter got a pancake that was as big as the plate and tall as a table. Well not that tall but still a huge, fluffy, sweet pancake. She didn’t like it because of the sweet part but am glad she ate a few bites at least.Some of the other folks we were with feasted on the pancake as well. I meant to get a bite of it to see just how sweet it was.

After Mad Hatters, we went to the Kiddie Park which is a cool little amusement park just for kids with old, metal rides. Today it was half off the regular armband price. Rae rode two rides I think and got her face painted which was extra.

Then it was onto the zoo. It was great to go with people with memberships that included guests! By the time we left the kiddie park, it was already hot. As we walked around the zoo, it just got hotter. We arrived at the zoo at around 10:30am and stayed until 2:00pm. I’m not sure why I wore denim Capri pants, but it was a big mistake. I thought I was going to pass out at the kiddie beach. After the kiddie beach we left but only after I bought a Gatorade since water was doing very little to make me feel better.

Today’s venture just proves I need to be in better shape – lose weight and exercise more. It was a fun day and while the heat is tiring it shouldn’t wipe me out so much. We survived it though, August is usually the month we just stay inside. Now that I know I will not melt, we will have to get out more.