Sunday, February 20, 2011


Sometime the weather just makes you grab your camera and try to capture some of the scenes around you.  The fog rolled in from the Gulf at about 4:30p.m. Friday.  Since we didn't have to be out driving, it was nice to watch it come accross our lake, eventually so dense that you couldn't see the other side. 

We need to purchase a macro lens or set of diopters for our camera bag (or do some one-stop shopping at Jenny's).

Withs God's Glory, Our cup runs over!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

First Visitors

Harley and Bridgette came to visit us for the weekend.  We had some ideas for things to do and so did they.  We made the short trip to Galveston and boarded the ferry to Bolivar, where I immediately locked the keys inside my truck.  What a way to start a weekend!  Thanks to a kind plumber for suppling the wire, Harley and I were able to break-in and unlock the doors before we reached Boliver. That was the only mishap during the visit and it was really a non-event. 

We went to Rainforest Cafe for lunch.  Interesting place!

Harley trying out a barstool at the cafe.

V-O-L-C-A-N-O!!! The dessert that we claimed too full to eat, but finished.

We discovered  the Aquarium at Moody Gardens.  Well worth the visit for anyone interested.  We have never seen an aquarium with penguins and seals.

Then we went back to the Wildlife Park.  We sat in the very back of the tram, allowing me to sit on the floor and get some interesting perspectives for the photos. 

Like Harley torturing his Mom with an Ostrich.

Or an Ostrich looking into a food container.

Harley kept trying to get them to eat off the top of my hat during the trip.

God gave us a beautiful weekend for the visit after a frosty couple of weeks.  It was great to enjoy the sun and warm weather with the kids.

Our cup truly runneth over!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bayou Wildlife Park Visit

When we are at the Apt for the weekend, we try to find local attractions that might be fun for the family when they visit.  We, of course, must check it out to determine the "fun factor" before subjecting any of the family.  Sunday afternoon we visited Bayou Wildlife Park.  With Beth's love of animals and since it is only about 10 miles away, we though we would try it. 

It's is not a drive-through zoo, but you ride a tram through pastures populated by various large animals, while carrying food. I though that the combination would provide plenty of photo-ops.

Oh... the anticipation of feeding animals!

Beth feeding an ostrich while trying to escape to other side of tram.

More pictures would be redudant as most looked the same, just change it to Beth feeding the Emu, Antelope, [Enter name of large mammal here], etc. 

I'm not saying that pictures of me would have looked much different as face to face time with large animals can be intimidating, but it was fun watching her, and we really enjoy each-other's company.

Some excitement came when the very large Watusi bull stuck his head in the tram and the young man sitting next to Beth tried to climb in her lap.  If you don't know what one looks like, google it!

They had a lot of animals and we really enjoyed the beautiful day that God provided, after the icy week we had been through.

We followed-up the wildlife park with a visit to Froberg Farms for a home-made fried pie and some fresh vegetables to take home.

Our cup does runneth over.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Birthday Bash

We celebrated #2's birthday. He hit the big 4, growing fast into a young boy. Quite smart and handsome.  Heather and Jerry created a cowboy birthday party with chili and smores around the campfire.  Great fun was had by all and I think everyone left with a sticky marshmellow coating.

Happy Birthday!

Cowboy birthday dinner!

Lanterns to find your way!

Birthday Boy! Notice the marshmellow wiskers!