Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trip to Texas

The end of August, Allan, Kyle, and I travelled to Grand Forks so we could get on a plane--Kyle's final destination would be Utah, and ours would be Texas.  We had a nice dinner together at Olive Garden and then went to the movies.  We went to see Jobs.  No, it wasn't the best movie in the world, but I enjoyed it and learned a lot.  I didn't know much about Steve Jobs, and I have to admit the movie didn't exactly portray him as a stand-up guy, but I sure appreciate his creativity.  Of course, I am a big Apple fan.

Up bright and early to head for the airport and our flight to Denver--we kissed Kyle goodbye and headed or our flights--yes, flights!!!  We saw several soldiers and I went a couple of groups and thanked them for their sacrifice.  (I so appreciate them for what they do)

When we landed in Austin, we had a little greeting part that included Neal, Chris and G-Man.  A quick ride to their house and then we waited!!!!  Yes, I was happy to see everyone, BUT I couldn't wait to see my newest little great grandson Baby L.  I had seen pictures, but as Tammy and Marvin sing, "Ain't Nothin Like the Real Thing, Baby".

And oh, what a cuite he is, and such a good baby.  Look at that face!!!



We had a great time while we were there.  We headed to one of our favorite places to eat--Rudy's Barbeque, and it was AS GOOD AS EVER.  As always, I ate way, way too much.



From Rudy's we went to see the Bat's.  I knew Allan would love it.  It is such an amazing experience.



And since we were still hungry--yeah, sure--we went to an ice cream place.  It was delicious.

The next day was a lovely day at Church.  Gotta love how handsome this little guy and his family were.



Macy fixed a fantastic meal of brisket--YUMMY and a delicious salad.   And then for desert she served frozen berries covered with a hot chocolate sauce--it was PERFECT.

We had an opportunity to ichat with some of the family.

Then after the kids went to bed it was time for a little SCUM.  The evening was full of laughs.
Before we headed out in the morning, I had a chance to hold Baby L and G-Man was taking video of us.  His dad captured this picture, and I am so glad we have it.



We then headed out for a wonderful hike.  First stop was at a park that had some beautiful peacocks.

Love the color of this dragonfly.



We then went over to Mt. Bonnell.  The view was amazing.  The houses were ABSOLUTELY gorgeous.  This was one of my favorites?


Here is the gang:


We then went to an incredible hamburger place--wow, yummy.  Boy did I splurge--I had a hamburger, fries and a milkshake!!!!

Chris, Heather, and Baby L left for home.  So sad to see them go--I just don't know when we'll see them again.

We went back to the house and everyone rested and then went for a swim. I think this little guy had a blast.   


And so did this little one:




5 comments:

Heffalump said...

What a blessing that you are able to visit family! I'm so glad you got to go. I know how much you love to see your children and grandchildren!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

What an amazing trip you have had. It looks like you truly are blessed with your sweet grandchildren.

Love all the pictures.

Natalie A said...

What a darling baby! There's nothing better than a new little grandchild.

I'm glad you were able to take such a nice trip.

How much longer will you be in your cast? Are you healing well?

ShEiLa said...

Austin is a pretty place... My sister Tess used to live there. I am glad I got to visit there before she moved.

Nancy Face said...

I lived in Austin for a while as a child, and I still have relatives there!

Gotta love the sign in Rudy's - THE WORST BAR-B-Q IN TEXAS! Maybe they use some of those bats in their recipe.

I love how Baby L is dressed like a little man! SO CUTE!