Yesterday Dawn and I sent the kids off to school like any other day – but we had a secret! As a precursor to Logan’s birthday today (12 yrs) we loaded up the truck with our suitcases and showed up one-by-one to pull them out of school. We didn’t give any clues as we were time and again asked, “Where are we going? Whats going on? Why did we get out of school early?” We simply said, “Road trip!”

Even as we were pulling into the hotel right next to SeaWorld San Antonio, it hadn’t sunk in what we were doing. The plan was to spend the day with our favorite Killer Whales, riding all the cool rides, and enjoy the Howl-O-Scream events once it turned dark. The grins plastered across the faces of all three as we pulled into SeaWorld San Antonio. This was going to be a fun day!

The start of a very fun outing!

The Killer Whale shows combined education with entertainment and the kids enjoyed the heck out of the experience.

It turned into a great little day (overnight) trip and the weather was excellent throughout. We enjoyed the rides like the Electric Eel and Great White as well as the water rides, but the highlight came after dark when the Howl-O-Scream activities kicked in.

Here is some video I shot – including the clowns from Howl-O-Scream chasing Kenzie.