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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Texas trip - 9

Friday, April 6th, began without my permission and in its usual slow manner – from my viewpoint. GM5 is an early riser, much to the weariness of his Mom and was almost ready for a nap by the time his sister and cousin got up. The plans for the day were that OD was taking GM1 and GM2 to a water park over in the direction of Galveston and the Spice and I were to hang out with GM5. The little one was down for a nap when the girls left for the water park shortly after 10am but this only lasted about an hour or so and he was up and at it again.

We had a bite of lunch later and the little one again went down for nap. We heard from the water park goers and they were having a wonderful time and the place has so impressed OD that she is already planning a revisit a bit later in the year. They were staying for at least another couple of hours of the massive, sliding, splashing wetness.

After GM5 woke up, the Spice and I took him for a stroll in the neighborhood. It is a quiet area with only resident traffic, has a lot of cul-de-sacs and is a good place to walk. Installing GM5 in the stroller, we headed out for my daily 30 minute perambulation. The young one took note of most everything we passed and mentioned all to us – the most impressive thing to him was the airplane passing overhead and he mentioned this several times.

Shortly before finishing our walk we heard from the water park girls and they were on the way back. The plan was to be ready as soon as they got home, then load up and head to Fuddrucker’s for the evening meal. This plan came to fruition a short while later and we arrived at the eatery to join what appeared to be about half the population of the area. This hamburger specialty place has only been open a short time and is very popular.

We waited in queue a bit, ordered our food and were given a pager to alert us when the burgers and such would be ready. We then found a table and prepared our drinks. While waiting, GM1 and GM2 were all excited and were both trying to tell me about all the happenings at the water park – at the same time. Evidently this is quite the ‘place’ – with a wave pool, a ‘lazy river’ float ride and this last part even had some waves on it.

GM5 was enthralled by all the busy and noisy goings-on in the restaurant around him and was soaking it all in. Anything and everything caught his attention until the food arrived, then he was all business. He chowed down on his kid’s plate and shortly nothing was left but a few crumbs. As an afterthought, we ordered milkshakes to finish off the meal. The food was good and we did not leave hungry.

We stopped at a nearby Target to get some milk and a couple of other items and headed back home. We put the young man in bed for the night and the girls put in a DVD – “Flicka” – for all to watch. The old man in the group viewed about half of this but with his coach rapidly turning to a pumpkin, he bid them goodnight and departed for his place of repose for the night. It would have been hard to tell if I was more grateful or thankful for this day that God had made – or maybe it was mostly both. ec


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Seems like your quiver is full. Happy Easter.

4/08/2007 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger JunieRose said...

Sounds like that was a full day of fun!

Happy Easter to you and your family.


4/08/2007 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

AC - Tis indeed a happy visit and holiday - hope yours was a blessed one as well.

Junierose - The day was a hoot for us and them and then all of us together. Hope you had a happy Easter as well. ec

4/09/2007 05:38:00 PM  

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