On Sunday, we drove to Monroe to visit my dad's mom, sister, brother and niece. It was so great to see Mimi, Judy, Sarah and Uncle Jimmy! They are so hilarious and I know that my dad got his sense of humor from his mom. I think some of that rubbed off on me and Megan, too! When I was at Louisiana Tech I was only 30 minutes away from Monroe, and now we are about 15 hours away! I look forward to the day when we are back in Louisiana and can see our family much more often.
We had Johnny's pizza for lunch, and I inhaled a few (or 5) of some amazing brownies that Judy had made. And some of Mimi's banana pudding, too! It was all just too good to resist. We had a great time visiting and catching up - and Judy gave me a dachshund murder mystery novel! I am reading it now and it is really good.
On Monday we headed back to Houston. We stopped in Lufkin for lunch at Taco Bueno (so delicious, I love Taco Bueno!) and then rolled into Houston around 2:00pm. I went over to Michelle and Brittany's neighborhood to go swimming for a few hours, and then we headed down the road to Kemah for Chad's birthday dinner. We went to T-Bone Tom's, a local steakhouse/seafood place that has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! It was incredible. We got an appetizer sampler with fried mushrooms, fried shrimp, "armadillo eggs", cheese sticks, and fried pickles - holy moly it was all so good! We were all very happy with our meals and sufficiently stuffed afterwards. We walked around Kemah and then headed home - we were all pretty tired from the whirlwind trip, and Megan and I had to get up early to register for the River Cities triathlon at 6:00am!
Our next trip home will be the first week of August where I will do the River Cities triathlon with Megan in Shreveport and then Chad and I will spend a week in Alexandria. That trip will be here before we know it - but I already can't wait!
Here are a few more pictures from the trip!