We have had quite a summer. As the pictures in the previous post have illustrated, we've been to the lake, we've been to Colorado and, just recently, we were in New Braunfels visiting my brother and sister-in-law. Unfortunately, we forgot our camera on the last trip so I'm attempting to paint a few word pictures for you. Consider them captions.
Photo #1: Audrey sitting on the examination table at a clinic a mere hour after our arrival in New Braunfels. Diagnosis: middle ear infection.
Photo #2: My brother and sister-in-law's fabulously quaint cottage minutes from Gruene.
Photo #3: Dinner at Gruene River Grill. Doesn't the Trifecta look great? (Trifecta: salsa, guacamole and queso with whole-grain chips)
Photo #4: Yes, that's me going backwards down Wolf Pack. Audrey and Matt had the better seats..they got to face forward.
Photo #5: Reid loves riding with his Papi down Hanz' Hideout slides.
Photo #6: The ridiculously long line to PICK UP YOUR TUBE for Dragon's Revenge. Thankfully, it ended up being worth it.
Photo #7: Warning sign at Dragon's Revenge: Warning. This ride uses visual effects that may cause disorientation. (No slide is worth the wait unless you feel disoriented when you exit.)
Photo #8: Wipe-out. Everyone napping after a long day at Schlitterbahn.
Photo #9: Clear Springs. Can someone say Amen to Texas-sized onion rings??
Photo #10: A lazy Fourth of July. Brisket, pork tenderloin, roasted corn. Viewing fireworks from the bed of a truck, tuned into the local station. Listening to favorites such as "Proud to be an American", Ray Charles' "America the Beautiful" (a Sandlot moment), and Celine Dion's "God Bless America."
Photo #11: Hand and foot. A highly addictive card game usually played by one's grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles. I have officially been inducted into the madness. Call me old.
Photo #12: Loading up. Heading home.