Monday, September 6, 2010
Very long vacation re-cap
Day 2 - Mission of San Antonio: We had planned on seeing all 5 missions this day but after the first one we nearly had to quit. It was hot, heat index of 108 and the first mission we went to was very sprawled out and involved a lot of outdoor walking. The girls started feeling ill and Tomas was whining like crazy when I finally convinced my husband that we needed to seek out air conditioner. We made tracks for the welcome center and all 3 kids were overheated and Tomas got pretty darn sick. I can't exactly pump him full of cold water the way I can the girls. I gave him an ounce of cold water through his tube and just kept splashing down his body. He also takes a medication that prevents him form regulating his body temp well so it was just a bad idea all around. The park ranger brought over some ice and we eventually got him cooled down. We hung out there for over an hour and the ranger was awesome. She took the girls through their junior ranger park guide so they could earn their badges. Finally, we decided it safe to go. The ranger told us that one of the missions was completely air conditioned so we gave it a go. So glad we did - it was beautiful. The really cool thing about the missions is that 4 out of the 5 are still operating parishes. It would be so awesome to go to mass there!