The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

A Day at the Pool on the Riverwalk

Steve and Helen arrived late on Wednesday night.  It's always nice when business fits in with pleasure.  Steve was here because he is spending Spring Break with his kids.  This time Helen got to come along because she had a conference here in town and her boss also sent her early to do some inspections at Lackland AFB.  A two-fer!  They drove up to Marble Falls to pick up the kids on Friday evening.  Saturday, Helen had to check into her hotel on the Riverwalk, La Mansion.  Nice.  Steve and the kids went down to spend the night with her.  The big draw for the kids was the heated outdoor pool.  They swam Saturday evening early and then later the hotel projected a movie "Rainy with a Chance for Meatballs" on the wall behind the pool.  Not bad but it gets better.  The kids each got instructions for a treasure hunt.  So while Helen conferenced on Sunday, Steve and the kids followed all the clues around the hotel to get the info they needed to complete the treasure hunt.  Then they each got a little backpack filled with prizes.  Pretty nice.

This is the backdrop to the pool at La Mansion.

Tuesday, I went down to meet the kids and spend some time with them.  Of course, some of that time was at the pool.  Climbing out to jump back in.

The ladder was busy!

Morgan thinks it's so funny to go underwater when you want to take a picture.

No, no, I'm fine.  I don't have water in my eyes.

Daddy, toss me high in the air.

Yes, this is so fun.

Good thing Steve works out.

We went out for pizza but the camera battery picked that time to die.  Darn.  It was fun anyway.  I had to come back and edit this post.  I completely forgot to mention my famous person siting.  Cameron needed to use the restroom while we were at the pool and the closest restroom was in the lobby.  I went with him and waited out in front while he was busy.  I noticed a woman with a small dog in the lobby and then I saw "Hulk Hogan" come right behind her.  Although he was on crutches, he is still in very good shape and looked just as you would expect him to look with his trademark bandana.  Sorry, I didn't get a picture, you'll just have to take my word for it.  It was too much of a surprise and would have been intrusive since he was just going through to the parking area.  I got a very good look since he was only 5 feet away from me.


  1. What a good time. The treasure hunt sounds like fun!

  2. How I wish it was warm enough to swim here. We would need snow suits :)

  3. Oh, to have the days of throwing the kids around in the pool back. The kids look like they're having such a great time!

  4. Ahhhh your claim to fame... 5 feet from Hulk Hogan! LOL
    Looks like a blast at the swimming pool! oh my what fun!!!!!!
    Karen and Steve
    RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard


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