I had a few ideas when it came time to think about Memorial Day weekend. Maybe we would drive up to Austin for lunch and then check out the State Capitol. Or perhaps we could go to San Marcos and ride on a glass-bottom boat. Or maybe we could try to find one of the ghost towns I’ve been reading about lately. I was looking forward to three days of fun and relaxation with Nick and E.
However, things don’t always go as planned.
On Friday afternoon, E. suddenly developed a fever and sore throat. A trip to urgent care revealed that this was probably a virus. In other words, there wasn’t much we could do except rest, wait, and make sure E. remained well-hydrated.
By Saturday evening, Nick, E., and I were all getting cabin fever. I checked Facebook and saw my friends’ updates about lakes, BBQs, and children’s museums. We had to get out of the house! So, we headed to a place where I knew we wouldn’t run into too many people: the riverwalk.
No, not that portion of the riverwalk. This one, known as the Museum Reach:
As you can see, we didn’t have to worry about E. passing on her illness to strangers. We weren’t able to walk far since E. felt under the weather, but it was nice to get outside. E. particularly liked this ledge, which served as a perfect stage for an impromptu dance performance.
I’m happy to report that E. is starting to feel better. But I’m disappointed that E.’s weekend had to be filled with thermometers and Tylenol instead of glass-bottom boats, playgrounds, and friends. Today, I’m dreaming of the three-day weekend I had envisioned. Maybe next time.