Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Goin' Down to Texas

I have been MIA from blog land lately because I came down with a cold that kicked my butt, and then Jon and I flew to Houston! This blog will be written in highlights to get all the good stuff without making you read a whole lot. :)
  • Ellie snuggled with me while I was home sick. I even let her up on the couch which she's NEVER allowed onto (shh don't tell Jon). 
  • We flew to Houston and went to Brazos Bend State Park where we saw some alligators! Apparently, there are usually many more all over the paths, but it must have been too cold.
  • We went to San Antonio and the weather was clear and beautiful! We walked the river walk & rode a tour boat.
  • We shopped a 5k. Literally. The outlet mall in San Marcos stretches 1.5 miles (according to the odometer when we drove it to measure) and we walked down and back, plus in and out of stores!
  • Ellie stayed with my mom and then my sister was kind enough to get her the last night so I wouldn't have to drive 20 miles to pick Ellie up after arriving at home.
  • Ellie freaked out when I came to get her. She was super pumped about me coming home. I was too, but didn't run around in circles like she did.
Picture time!
Gator sighting

Jon climbed a tree
River walk and the boat that we rode
The Alamo
It was a fantastic trip and fun to get away to someplace new, but I'm glad to be back home. :)


  1. Are you really going to BlogPaws?!?! How exciting. We are thinking about going too =)

  2. wonderful photos! hope you are feeling better!

  3. Boo on being sick! Cool photos. :)

  4. wow..fun time going on over there
    Benny & Lily

  5. @Sew DoggyStyle - I am *Hopefully* going to BlogPaws and crossing my fingers! My boss recently changed his mind saying it isn't in the budget, but since it's a few months out, I'm hoping that my team can kick butt and show him that it's worth it to send us!

  6. That is crazy that you saw alligators! Those pictures are awesome, though. The River Walk looks so beautiful!

  7. Sounds like you have been busy. Great photos! :)