We didn't really have a plan for what to do on Friday so we discussed a few options then decided to check our local Groupon site to see if we could find something. We decided on a one-hour pass to Brinca! for $15. Brinca is the Spanish word for jump. It was a great choice. Brinca is an indoor bouncy-house paradise with couches and wi-fi for the parents and a bunch of different inflatable games.
I was a little worried that our littlest princess, Princess J, would be too timid or afraid on some of the games, but there was a good variety of inflatables. Several of them were very appropriate for a two-year-old. In addition they had a big play area for little ones right in front of the sofas. But I needn't have worried. Our two-year-old has reached the stage where she wants to keep up with her big sister. She went on every slide, no matter how big it was. And, all but one of them, she went on multiple times. The only thing that frightened her was that at the bottom of the biggest slide was a maze. When she got to the bottom of the slide, she couldn't find her way out. I heard her shout for Grams and start crying. Without hesitation, I went in after her. She was fine after that, but didn't go on that slide again.
Princess E had so much fun. She immediately made friends with a couple of little boys who were there and was soon the leader of the pack going from slide to slide.
Just before we left, Princess J came running over and asked Grandad to go on the slide with her. He reluctantly agreed and climbed up behind her. As usual, he did not escape unscathed. He scraped his elbow on something and it's still sore a week later. I'm thinking these toys were not meant for 6'5" grandfathers.
We were fortunate that there were only a few children there at the time we were there. Almost all of them were toddlers. There were a few older children when we arrived, but they didn't stay long.
Since there were so few children there, we were actually allowed to stay beyond our allotted hour. But we soon got hungry and decided to go to lunch.
We decided to try Corpus Christi's newest cafe, The Corner Bakery. We ordered macaroni and cheese for the girls. When it arrived, it was not to their liking and they absolutely refused to eat it. Grandad went back to the counter and ordered peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the girls which he paid for. One of the employees explained that they had given us the gourmet macaroni and cheese when they should have given us the children's macaroni and cheese. When the sandwiches were ready, the manager brought them out and refunded the additional charge. He also brought each of us a cookie. I was very pleased with their service. The salad I had was delicious. I will definitely eat there again.
By the time we finished eating, both girls were almost falling asleep at the table. They were napping in their car seats all the way home and for a while after we got home. Shortly after they woke up, their parents got back from South Padre in time for us all to go out for our Friday night dinner.
Grams Camp lasted one more day. On Saturday we all went to the Texas State Aquarium. More on that in another post coming soon.