According to Urban Dictionary, a “babymoon” is defined as a time when a couple goes on vacation before their baby is born. Looking back, I’m not exactly sure why my husband and I thought it would be a good idea to go on a babymoon to San Antonio with our preschooler and toddler. But we did. And we never will again…
How NOT to Babymoon on the San Antonio Riverwalk
My “day job” usually allows me to accompany my husband on many of his (few) business trips during the year. Well, the opportunity to go to San Antonio came up, and knowing that we would soon welcome Baby Number Three into our family — meaning we would never leave the house again — we decided it might be fun to take the entire Tomes brood, especially since the family-friendly hotel was right on the San Antonio Riverwalk.
I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
For one, I had overlooked the fact that my two-year-old would need to take a nap in the middle of the day in our hotel room. The same hotel room that the three and a half year old and I were occupying. This did not go well, as a sane person probably would have realized before the fact.
Also, my husband had conferences and workshops to attend during the day, so I was left alone with my precious monsters (I mean, babies). I had (wrongly) assumed we would trek up and down the Riverwalk by ourselves while he was away — stopping to shop, and eat, and bask in the beautiful scenery. However, I didn’t recall all of the steps (and levels) of the Riverwalk. Let’s just say it’s a tad bit challenging to maneuver a double stroller up and down 20+ steps by yourself when you’re six months pregnant.
Next time (when either the kiddos are older or we leave them home with the unsuspecting grandparents for a little uninterrupted couple-time), we will have to check out Sea World and the world-famous San Antonio Night Life. YASSS. Because what’s a trip to the Riverwalk without a legitimate cocktail? Hey, a girl can dream.
All in all, it was a (mostly) fun babymoon, and definitely made for some hilarious memories. We’re planning our next family trip to Disney World in the Fall (after the new baby gets here). Because we are nothing if not consistently crazy!
Where to Stay in the Texas Hill Country
If you want to do the Hill Country (San Antonio, Austin, etc.) in style — as opposed to harried, tag-a-long fashion — you should definitely consult an expert! I highly recommend reaching out to Emily Lockard-Furry, owner of Traveluxe Official. I’m seriously kicking myself for not thinking of this for our babymoon trip. She’s an avid world-traveler herself — and an incredibly talented professional photographer — Emily will hook you up! Think first-class, glamour and luxury, from start to finish.
Here are a few of Emily’s Favorite Hill Country Hideaways:
- Hyatt Lost Pines
- Hotel Emma
- Lake Austin Spa Resort
- Hotel San Jose
- Hotel Saint Cecilia
- JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
You can follow Emily on her globe-trotting adventures here and see some of the beautiful spots that she visits and recommends. Don’t forget to tell her Baby Chick sent you! Happy travels, my friends!