While we were staying at the Thousand Trails Colorado Landing for three weeks, we had lots of time for family get togethers.
The first Sunday there we made the trip to San Antonio for a get together with my family. There were 19 of us that enjoyed a great meal at Paesano's and then enjoyed a riverboat ride down the San Antonio River.
Jim and I made the short trip over to College Station one day to tour the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. It was a great way to spend an afternoon. There were full scale replicas of the White House, Oval Office, and Situation Room as it was during the first Iraq War. There was also the Presidential Limousine used during his term. There was also lots of exhibits about his family, Vice President years, CIA Director years, and his years as a overseas diplomat.
There was another dance recital to attend, this time our son's two daughters.
When school let out, our three granddaughters came to spend some time with us before we left for our summer trek.
We only had one day with all three together, since they did not get out of school at the same time.
We made a day trip to Washington on the Brazos in Washington, TX. We had never been there and it is a wonderful place to go to learn about early Texas and its fight for independence.
There is a Living History Farm complete with docents who explain the day to day living at that time.
The one day we had all three granddaughters, we took them to the Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham. The tour was fun, but our favorite part was choosing the scoop of ice cream to sample after the tour. Very tasty!
I also took the girls in two separate trips to the American Girl Doll Store in Houston. We ate at the Bistro there and then they each went shopping to spend their money. They each had a hard time deciding what they would get, but finally decisions were made and everyone was happy.
We had a wonderful time being with our friends and family and the goodbyes are really hard, but we know we have more adventures ahead.