Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Corpus Christi mini-vacation before the vacation
Emilia qualified for the TAAF State Swim meet at Divisionals. We didn't have any expectations since only the top 4 swimmers qualify in each event. She was ranked 7th in back and maybe 12th in freestyle. So we were a little shocked when she came home with this bronze medal in backstroke! So we signed her up for the state meet. We figured she probably won't qualify next year since she'll be the younger one in the 7-8 age group. Later that night we received a phone call from her coach asking if she would be interested in going to state in freestyle. She was 7th but some people dropped out. She had her best times of the year! So that's how she ended up swimming in 2 events.
I guess I should explain that we planned our vacation for the 1st week in August since we knew that she would have swim practice through July. Her session was early Saturday afternoon so we drove down to Corpus on Friday so we could at least enjoy the beach and sites a little bit.
We didn't take a tour of the USS Lexington but my kids love to pose with things and it was a quick walk down from our hotel!