Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weekend with the Sisters

Cute rain boots
I am back from a great, but wet and cold weekend in Blanco and Fredricksburg.  The Sisters met on Friday for food, fun, shopping and a little bowling.  We had a fantastic time and I got to see some old friends and make quite a few new ones.  Camping was at Miller Creek RV Park in Blanco.  I would recommend you have a self contained bathroom if you are going in warmer weather and are going to need a shower.  They have a cowboy shower.  That's CO-ED with NO stalls or heat, for the uninformed.  The owner said the women usually wear their bathing suits. Needless to say there were no takers in our group and the gals with newer trailers and bathrooms had a lot of friends.  

After shopping at Fredricksburg Trade Days on Saturday, we invaded the Blanco Bowling Club.  What a hoot!  It's a vintage bowling alley with 6 lanes and pin boys.  The food was the typical yummy bowling alley fare featuring chicken fried steak and hamburgers.  We played 9 pin.  None of us were familiar with the game.  All six on the team get 2 tries to knock down the 9 pins.  I am embarrassed to say how often it took all six of us to get the pins down.  We decided the lanes were so old that they were warped and that our skills, or lack thereof, had nothing to do with the horrible scores.  The pin boys had a pretty easy night.

All but about about 6 of the gals who came

Everyone hooked up and headed home this morning, looking forward to the next trip.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Just in case you missed it....

If you slept through New Year's Day or don't care at all about football, you might not have noticed that TCU won the Rose Bowl.  It was a great game.  The Frogs and Coach Gary Patterson are a class act and certainly deserved this huge win.

Christmas #3

Last Sunday morning we headed to Conifer, Co.  to see our oldest daughter and her family.  The snow was beautiful but I could have used a little more oxygen than you find at 9000+ feet.  SOAP and I had a great time shopping and eating out with the kids and celebrated Chloe's 15th birthday with her on Tuesday.  Chloe got to choose what we did on Tuesday.  Silas got a little tired of hearing "It's not your day".  Wednesday was the boy's day and we ate at the food court in the mall.  They thought the Cheesecake Factory was just too fancy for them.  Conifer is a beautiful little town just a few miles southwest of Denver.  SOAP made me a little nervous driving up the snowy, winding roads but he kept the rental car on the road.  If you get to Conifer visit the Angry Llama Diner and have a hamburger.  The diner is owned by Journey Community Church pastored by our son-in-law.  BTW...no dog sledding this time.  They were all booked up.....really.
Chloe and Amy at the Cheesecake Factory
Silas and Titus