Sunday, June 6, 2010

Texas/Louisiana Trip (pt. 2)

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!

Dad, Chad, Mom, Mimi, Judy
me, Sarah, Megan

Brittany and Michelle at T-Bone Tom's

the family in Kemah

Sisters: me, Michelle, Megan


Anonymous said...

Great blog, baby girl!

Megan said...

I hope Mom left that "Anonymous" comment....

Katherine said...

Hey! I finally just had to put your blog link on our toolbar, bc it wasn't showing up on my google reader anymore...very weird.