Category Archive:traveling with a toddler

Long Vacation In The Philippines ( Momimhar posted on July 6th, 2016 )

Yay!  We are back from l-o-n-g vacation.  Yup!  Two months vacation is quite long enough, don’t you think? Very happy that we had the opportunity to go on vacations and visit families and friends on the other side of the world.  This is the the second time my darling daughter K went on vacation to the Philippines, but this time on me and her went.  Daddy was a having a big project at work that’s why he wasn’t able to go. Of course, it could have been way more enjoyable if he was with us.

Fissan Prickly Heat Powder

Fissan Prickly Heat Powder

Although the weather in the Philippines was super hot and super humid-because it was hot season (summertime)- was able to adjust to the warm environment.  The first couple of weeks (we arrived March 22nd), was pretty hard because K had prickly heat rash.  So I bought my favorite heat rash powder called Fissan.  It works wonders on prickly heat.  I apply the Fissan powder on the affected skin after bath day and night.  Somehow Fissan prickly heat powder soothed K’s discomfort because of the heat rash.  K felt bored and felt a little awkward with my parents. She even told me that she wanted to go back home (Texas).  She missed her daddy, the house, her toys, and her bedroom.  But as soon as my nieces and nephews came over and got to talk and play with her, she was fine.  And we talked to daddy almost every day via Skype.

It is very amazing how the communication technology has improved through the years.  Eight years ago, we did not have an Internet access because my parents do not have computers and smartphones.  We were only able to communicate through prepaid cellphone once a week.  Today, we can chat any time we want to using our smartphones.  They don’t have a monthly Internet subscription so they only buy Internet credits from a telecom company, where they bought the sim card from, to be loaded in their phone for about $1.07 and register the credits to be able to use the Internet for three days.  Sometimes the signal is poor so there are times credits are wasted.  That’s disappointing and frustrating.

Anyway, glad we’re back to our home sweet home in Texas.  Looking forward to our future vacation to the Philippines in two years.

Airport Transfers At Seattle International Airport ( Momimhar posted on April 12th, 2016 )

Arrived at Seattle Airport Seattle, Washington.

Seattle Airport waiting for the train to transfer us to our gate.

Seattle Airport waiting for the train to transfer us to our gate.

Inside the train transferring us to our international flight gate.

Inside the train transferring us to our international flight gate.  

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Throwback: Summer 2015 At Sea World San Antonio #SeaWorld ( Momimhar posted on January 25th, 2016 )

We did so much fun stuff last year.  We went on a vacation in the summer and attended kids’ activity parties during the Holidays. It was indeed another wonderful year and my family and I were very grateful for everything.

We went back to San Antonio last summer with our darling daughter.  It was 6 years since we were there.  We stayed in La Quinta Inns & Suites-Riverwalk.  I don’t know but my daughter likes La Quinta.  Though it was a very busy vacation, we had so much fun because we went to Sea World San Antonio.  It was my darling daughter’s first experience at Sea World.  She got to see the Shamu Show, Clyde and Seymour High Show, and got on some rides including the thrilling Journey to Atlantis.  That was her favorite ride she said.  Gladly it was mostly cloudy the day we went to Sea World.  The weather was just perfect for lots of walking in the park.  Still, we brought our sunscreen, towels, and three bottled water for us to drink.

The day before Sea World fun, we strolled by the Riverwalk and had dinner at Guadalajara Grill.  My favorite meal there was the Molcajete.  Then after a fun day at Sea World, we just enjoyed sightseeing by the Riverwalk around lunch time.  We got on a boat that tours around.  Interesting history and facts while boating.  Then we explored the Market Square in the afternoon.  My darling daughter got the chance to ride the mechanical bull.  She had so much fun.  We saw a lot of colorful clothing, souvenir items, home decor, and entertainment (singing) in the square.  At check out day, we went up to the Tower of the Americas located at the HemisFair Park.  It was very interesting and amazing experience to go up to the tower and read some stuff about Texas history.  DD and dear husband looked through telescope a few times and walked around while I was reading stuff.

Three days and two nights in San Antonio, Texas were worth it.  Leaving San Antonio, we were headed to New Braunfels for some swim and splash at #Schlitterbahn.  It’ll be in my next post.  🙂

Hot Air Balloon Glow Fest ( Momimhar posted on November 9th, 2015 )

Barrel ride.  That red balloon is mine. :)

Barrel ride. That red balloon is mine. 🙂

Obstacle course bounce house.

Obstacle course bounce house.

On a roll!

On a roll!

Hot air balloons.

Hot air balloons.

Summer Trip – Seaworld San Antonio ( Momimhar posted on July 3rd, 2015 )

Hello everyone!  Hello, month of July.  🙂  Me and family got very busy the last week.  We went to Seaworld San Antonio and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels.  It’s been five years since the last time my husband and I had a trip to San Antonio.  That was before baby.  This time, we have K with us.  We wanted her to see the Shamu Show and Clyde and Seymore, the sea lions.  With her fascination with sea creatures, our darling daughter had a wonderful time at Seaworld.  Her favorite attractions at Seaworld were the Shamu Show, Clyde and Seymore – Sea Lion High, and the Journey To Atlantis Ride.  We got soaking wet at the Shamu Show because we were sitting in the splash zone, really close to the tank.  That was really fun.

At the Shamu Show - Seaworld San Antonio

At the Shamu Show – Seaworld San Antonio

After the Shamu Show, we walked towards the Flamingo spot.  Here K met a new friend and they fed the flamingos and the ducks together.  My daughter is a social butterfly.

K met a new friend at the Flamingo area.

K met a new friend at the Flamingo area.

When she finished feeding the Flamingos, my hubby let me and K ride the Shamu rollercoaster for kids.  Boy, she wanted to ride that again and again.  But we got very hungry so we had a late lunch.  Full from lunch, we walked to the next attractin – Clyde and Seymore Sea Lion High.  It was a comedy show.  We had so much fun laughing and of course, got splashed again.

Sea Lion High Show - Seaworld San Antonio

Sea Lion High Show – Seaworld San Antonio

Journey To Atlantis Ride

Journey To Atlantis Ride

Last but not the least attraction we experienced was the Journey To Atlantis.  At first, K didn’t want to go try to ride.  She just wanted to get wet in the huge splash of water as the carriage went down.  That was so much fun, too.

Big splash

Big splash from Journey To Atlantis ride

 

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