1. We traveled south to Texas Hill Country this past week. (I had planned on blogging while away, but was unable.) Mitch spent several summers there with his grandparents while growing up. His best childhood memories are there, and I can see why!
It was my first time in Texas, as well as Mason & Eric's, who tagged along. It's rare for us to have so much time with just the two of them (now 15 yrs.) At home they are often busy with sports & socializing as teenagers,
so it was a lot of quality time together for the four of us. I hope it
was very memorable for them.
2. It was warm in Texas, reaching about 90° each day. (Warmer than usual for this time of year.)
It reached well below zero back home each day while we were away. (Colder than usual for this time of year.)
were welcomed home to a brisk 5° on the first day of Spring.
Our driveway, which is long and
winding, was snowed & drifted, and the wind had created an effect
that made it appear that we were arriving home to the North Pole!
3. I got some reading in under the Texas live oaks, knocking off about 600
pages while I observed watusis and a donkey who occasionally
passed by. In doing so, I acquired a sunburn. My shoulders are tender. I'm trying to prevent peeling.
4. My first day back yesterday, the younger kids had their Spring music & dance program at school.
Much of the program had regional themes, and one of the first songs played by the elementary band was "The Yellow Rose of Texas."
Beau did a cute square dance with his kindergarten class. Lilly was one of the front & center leaders of the 3rd grade country-western line dance. And Johnathan was a front & center leader for the 4th grade with another line dance. They've got good rhythm!
5. I saw no yellow roses or line dancing in Texas, but I did see antelope, lots & lots of prickly pear, turkeys, zebras, oryx, and more.
And I found Texas bluebonnets in bloom!
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