Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Break

Because we skied (and skipped school) two weeks before spring break and because Rick has annual speaking engagements at SXSW that typically align with spring break, the kids and I stayed in town for the week.

When the kids were littler, spring break was sort of hard because the break for me to work and get personal things done while they are at school is essential.  Now that Palmer is in school every single days, I enjoyed the nice week to make our own schedule and plans.
We kicked the week off with a weekend visit to Austin to visit Rick when he had breaks and see Uncle Luke, Aunt Holly, and Charlie.
The weather was less than ideal with rain and cold temps (which greatly impacts what one does in an outdoor city like Austin), but we did find time to scooter in the neighborhood, visit the local children's museum, go downtown and check out the new Yeti flagship store, and check out a Breaking Bad pop of shop of Los Pollos Hermanos.

Next up was a stop back in my old stomping grounds at the Fort Worth Stockyards for the daily cattle drive.  I've actually never done this and the kids enjoying seeing the (very short) bovine walk.
Back in Big D, we hit up another local gem- the Klyde Warren Park. With a trolley ride and friends, we visited the local park for playtime and a picnic lunch.  And by noon, about a thousand of our closest friends joined with the very same idea.
The week was relaxing and enjoyable.  Yes, elaborate vacations are nice (and Lord knows we travel plenty enough!), but sometimes the best moments are when you stop and enjoy the basics.
Now, off to school again you two need to go...and Rick please come home! :)

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