As the day of our departure grew closer and closer I couldn’t help but feel the slightest bit of dread for leaving my baby. I’m sure that is purely natural, but it was foreign to me, and I couldn’t help but wonder what the heck I was doing. I was going to miss Collin like crazy, and Brian too. Then the day arrived, I got up really, really early, and we were on our way, and I was excited! Deciding to go on this trip was the best decision – it was a lot of fun and I truly had a great time.
Last Saturday Nicolasa and I met up around 6am to head to the airport. We got there and checked in, found a Dunkin Donuts to get some breakfast, then sat and waited to board the plane. I was so excited to fly! It was easy to get through security and get to the gate that early in the morning. Soon enough we were on the plane, I was by the window and I silently wished my boys a great week. A little nap, some sudoku, and an in-flight snack later we were landing in Austin, TX.
We got some lunch, did a little bit of shopping, then hit the road. It was mere minutes before we were surrounded by what I now know is called “pasture land.” Flat as can be!
I was excited to see some green grass:
The Texas “Lone Star” was everywhere…
And beautiful sunny skies.
Monday we also got to sleep in a little, took our time with breakfast, then got ready and went to lunch to meet Nicolasa’s grandparents, who are through and through two of the sweetest people I have ever had the opportunity to meet. They were here for her wedding but we were never properly introduced. I was so glad to have the chance to get to know them. Her grandfather one hundred percent reminded me of my very own, which was a sweet memory.
After lunch we got our things and rode to her grandparents house. We had a delicious dinner, spent time visiting and just enjoying their company. The next morning…
SNOW! Aah. I thought I left this back home!
About 4 inches ended up falling in total, and even though we wouldn’t even bat an eyelash at that here in NH, it pretty much stopped everything in TX. It was big news there, and even made headlines the next morning. Bad news for us, since this was the day Nicolasa wanted to take me to some local landmarks, to some cute shops, and around for a walk.
Please check back for the rest of the trip… this is getting long, and I am tired! I have a few more pictures to share!