Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vacation Part II - Texas

Texas - it really is like a whole 'nother country, but we still managed to have a wonderful time at the Family Reunion or as Brittany calls it:


Becky and Dave invited the Warren Clan to crash their new home in Plano, TX.

We all had a wonderful time splashing in the pool, playing games, eating, drinking, and lots and lots of visiting. Thanks Becky and Dave - hope we didn't wear out our welcome!

We were all happy to see Ryan (Lake Villa, IL) fly in for the family fun. All of us have missed him! He has been busy working two jobs and going to college and has turned into an amazing young man. Hope we get to see more of you Ryan!

Mom and Dad (Granbury, TX) contributed a lot of time and energy to making sure the house was ready for the gang, plus provided lots of home cooking - like Pecan Rolls - a Warren favorite!

We also got to join Mom and Dad in Granbury for a quick visit.

Lunch and a visit to the American Legion Hall for some Shuffleboard. Mom is the reigning Family champ, so be prepared for some stiff competition!

Eric, Anessa, and Gavin (Ruidoso, NM) brought the family 5th wheel along to make sure everyone had a bed and room to spread out, which we all appreciated - Thanks Guys!

Plano was having a heatwave while we were all there - I don't think it is supposed to be a vacation destination in August. Oh well!

We spent a lot of time in the pool, which is where we all love to hang out anyway. Gavin advanced from a Rookie to a Pro in a short time - jumping off the diving board, swimming without a life jacket, plus he is a pretty good shot with the Super Soaker - watch out!

Ken and Lisa (Amherst, NH) couldn't join us, but we were all ecstatic that Brittany could. We loved having her around - it has been way too long! Smart, beautiful, and funny - what more could you ask for in a Niece?

Phil, Danette, and Conner (Pasco, WA) joined us too! They are usually the ones that sacrifice their home for the Reunions - this year they got a real vacation!

Conner - our basketball star - has grown so tall. Can't believe you are going to be a Sophomore this year!

Our family loves to try new things - this year WhirlyBall - what a hoot! This game is fast and fun and dangerous. Becky was the winner with the most and biggest bruises; Anessa got 2nd place for flying out of her bumper car. The Red Team (my team) kicked some Yellow Team butt!

We all piled into the rigs and toured downtown Dallas. We had a great time visiting the Aquarium, JFK - Sixth Floor Museum, Holocaust Museum, and checking out the big city.

For more entertainment, we played Texas Hold'em and lots and lots of 42. Anessa and Doug were the big 42 winners and walked away with the Grand Prizes - Cowboy Rubber Duckies. How fun! Ryan also taught us how to play Disc Golf - we loved it, plus it was a wonderful way to sweat off all of those extra calories!

A special surprise - our La Paz amigos Barb and Bill came to meet the crazy family and, of course, they fit right in. We loved seeing them again and are looking forward to more fun times in Mexico!

Loved the Family Reunion and can't wait until the next one!

1 comment:

Clint Moore said...

Texas, as a huge place it is, it contains a lot of good places to be mesmerized at. I've been there in the past, and I say that the culture is totally awesome! But one of my dreams is to travel around Canada and taste their delicious food, which is a good thing, since I have my friends help me bring it to fruition by contributing for the fuel and maintenance of my car at the Burlington car service center.