They had me at bunting.
I really didn't know anything about the resort other than it had a lazy river and did s'mores and movies under the stars at the end of each day. Just that and a pool was good enough for us.
When we checked in, they provided us with a schedule of activities for each day. And as a matter of fact, at 7 PM that very evening, Betsy Ross was narrating story time in the lobby. (It was Independence Day week.) That was after the s'mores but before the movie (The Incredibles.)
After shimmying into our swim suits (and considering the baby I had four months ago, shimmying is probably an apt description for the tugging, pulling, and otherwise huffing and puffing I did to get into mine. I'm working on it.) we headed off to the water area.
I present to you: Things that are adorable, Exhibit A
We probably only swam around for an hour that day. It was overcast and during that crazy cold snap we had here in Texas. I think the high for the day was 88. I would never have guessed that in a million years when I booked this trip. About the time we got used to the cold water, it was time to jump out for s'mores. The girls building the fire in the s'more fire pit were definitely not girl scouts. It took forever. But it was worth it for the little guy's happiness!
Melting a marshmallow with Dad
That evening we grabbed supper at one of the resort's outdoor grills. It was perfectly passable for hotel food, and I had a delicious hand-squeezed cherry limeade. We lucked out and got rooms on the main floor of the hotel that were close to all the activities, so we ran back to the room to change into comfies for the movie.
We missed out on the hotel-provided blankets for the lawn, but I had actually packed one so no worries. This is one of the times when it paid off to be traveling with an infant: I pack everything under the sun.
Things that are adorable: Exhibit B.
The following day, the guys spent the entire morning floating and playing in the sand (there is a little beach), while the girls hung out riverside. Our kids are still nappers, so that's where we spent the second half of the day while our friends stayed and played.
We took it off property for supper at Mi Tierra in the San Antonio Mercado, a quick pass by the Alamo, and a short walk down the Riverwalk for dessert. Downtown San Antonio was about 20 minutes away, and we were right across the interstate from Sea World. Great location!
This was a great first vacation as a family of four, and it was nice traveling with friends, as always! Jack loved being with the big kids. The Hyatt actually had a family package that we took advantage of, in order to be placed in adjoining rooms with them. We were able to socialize but also have privacy when we needed it. Two nights was a good stay length with children as young as ours.
I can't say enough good things about how wonderful this resort is for young families who want a little getaway. There are tons of children's activities and contests, plenty of shaded lounge chairs and pools for the fair skinned littles, and of course, the hospitality was wonderful.
Two thumbs up for the Hyatt Hill Country!
(I received no compensation for this post. Hyatt has no idea who I am!)