S: Our Texas Adventure October 2010
BC: Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave. Winnie the Pooh Love you so much, Grandma Beth and Grandpa Michael
FC: HEADIN' SOUTH YA'LL October 2010
1: INVITATION If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer,a wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer... If you are a pretender, come sit by my fire, For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!
2: We started out early in the morning. Kaylen and Cooper are all snuggled in with their pillows and blankets and a wonderful sense of adventure | Early morning nose bleed. Got the bad stuff out of the way early
3: Oh, the things you can do with an imagination, a deck of cards or a paper and pencil. The time sure flies when you are having
4: New (old) van | Kaylen is getting her homework out of the way so she can enjoy the Texas adventure
5: A true friend is someone that you don't mind wasting time with because in the end you know the time you just spent was not wasted at all.
6: Motel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
9: Kaylen and Cooper ready to take on the day with open arms!
10: Grandma picked the Rowdy Beaver for dinner. It was horrendous. She could never choose again.
11: If these are laugh lines, we are having WAY too much
12: We rode the railroad train in Eureka Springs. John was the conductor and he told us all about the train, the county and the civil war history And pigs....they have wild pigs there.
15: We put money on the railroad tracks and then the train drove over it and flattened it. We made necklaces out of the money. We drove through the Quachita National Forest in Arkansas. Cooper learned that he loved fried okra in Fort Smith.
16: Spooky house in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
17: Old machinery we climbed on before we rode the train.
18: Quachita National Forest.
19: We crossed over into Texas at dusk. We honked the horn because that is what you do when you get "home" to Texas! We spent the night in Marshall. It was a LONG LONG day!! | You might give some serious thought to thanking your lucky stars that you're in TEXAS.
21: EARLY BIRD Oh, if you are a bird,be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you're a bird, be an early early bird. But if you're a worm, sleep late!!! Waking up in Marshall Texas. (I am thinking this little guy is the worm.) | An d | And the "early bird" award this morning goes to Kaylen
22: Kaylen and Cooper worked on their Southern manners.. I'M MAKING A LIST I'm making a list of the things I must say for politeness, And goodness and kindness and gentleness, sweetness and rightness: Hello Pardon me How are you? Excuse me Bless you May I? Thank you Yes Sir No Ma'am Please And if you know some that I've forgot... please stick them in your eye.
24: We drove over the Rainbow Bridge. It's the tallest in the South. Grandpa's Dad carried his Mom on his back to the top when it was first built. That was in 1938. That sounded very romantic.
25: Cooper was so excited to see everything....it wore him out.
26: Grandpa Michael's brothers and sisters and spouses. Chris, Paul, Donna, Michael, Beth, Peter, Marla and Blake.
27: The Texas side of the family | Cooper, Lauren and Kaylen.
28: Peter and Debra | Kristin and Grandpa | Cooper, Kaylen and Lauren
29: Uncle Chris making the flattened coins into necklaces. | The coins are necklaces now. Good job Uncle Chris.
30: Cooper and Debra | Cooper, Kaylen and Lauren
31: Ellie and Allie | Cooper, Kaylen, Grace and Ellie | More family
33: An adventure crossing on the Galveston Ferry. They stopped us and had to check our car out to make sure we didn't have a bomb. Then we drove on to the ferry and got to go on top of the ferry and watch the dolphins play in the water. It was a lot of fun.
34: Calories don't count when you are having lunch with a friend.
35: Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out.
36: May you LIVE all the days of your life. | Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Texas.
37: Let's face it Grandkids make life a lot more fun!!
41: We went to the Sea Wall on the Gulf of Mexico. We picked up seashells and walked barefoot in the sand. We went downtown and walked on Strand St. Lots of history and good times.
42: Eighteen Flavors Eighteen, luscious, scrumptious flavors-- Chocolate, lime and cherry, Coffee, pumpkin, fudge-banana, Caramel cream and boysenberry, Rocky road and toasted almond, Butterscotch, vanilla dip, Butter-brickle, apple tipple, Coconut and mocha chip, Brandy peach and lemon custard, Each scoop lovely, smooth, and round. Tallest ice cream cone in town, Lying there (sniff) on the ground. Le King's Confectionery on Strand Street in Galveston Texas.
43: It doesn't matter where you are in life, it's who you have beside you.
44: Waking up in Galveston. Early birds get to see the sun rise over the Gulf of Mexico. | Two "early bird" awards
45: Sam Houston the first president of the Republic of Texas...largest free standing statue of an American. Houston was established to honor him. | On the Lewis "veranda" in Tomball, Texas. | Houston, Texas. Seen from the freeway.
46: A Nutria? What is this South American rodent doing at a pond in Texas?
49: Aunt Donna took us to iT'Z. Good food, great fun...lots of laughs.
50: On our way home. Fun things to do with pretzels....as you drive through states like Oklahoma and Kansas | Dallas, Texas | We talked about JFK and what happened here in the 60's.
51: Home again...Just in time for Halloween.