Sunday, March 1, 2015

Texas 2015

We just returned from our annual trip to Rockport, Texas. This year Mike stayed 5 nights (it was supposed to be 4 but he was stuck because of ice storms in Dallas) and the kids and I stayed 7 nights. We really enjoy doing the same things there every year - being outside, riding bikes, taking walks, playing on the beach, and eating a lot of good food.
And we're off! On our way with our little frequent flyers.
Ahhh, fresh air, waves crashing, and relaxing right away.
Since they could walk they've been riding little bikes around on the deck in the mornings.
We eat really good food at local restaurants and at my parents' house. Doesn't this breakfast look yummy?
Dining al fresco on the deck with my mom's delicious cooking.
Although the weather wasn't the greatest - we did have a couple of decent days in the 60s with no cold wind and rain. We took advantage of every minute outside. Here we are at Rockport Beach.



Having a picnic of freshly made tamales from the local market.

The water temperature had to be around 50 degrees but it didn't stop the kids from plunging in. This year they loved to "surf" on boogie boards, go up to their armpits in the water, and pull boats on ropes through the water.

Kayaking



We had two nights with spectacular sunsets.






The kids love hanging out with grandma and grandpa. This year they enjoyed wrestling, playing on the beach, and making music with grandpa and legos, card games, and reading with grandma.

Eating Texas BBQ at Rudy's in Corpus Christi.
We made the rounds of indoor activities on a cold, dreary day. Here we are at the Fulton Mansion education center.
Yee-haw! Miles is ready to rope some longhorns.
Hadley's a southern belle.




Ready to eat seafood at Charlotte Plummer's restaurant.

Picking oranges at the neighbor's.


Feeding the ducks.



Playing at the park.



At the aquarium with Corey and Kennedy.
I flew back by myself with the kids and they truly are awesome travel companions.


Thanks mom and dad for another great trip! We're looking forward to coming back next year!