Friday, July 16, 2010

Cousin Matthew's Visit

Cousin Matthew comes to visit for a week each summer. The boys love having him here and they all get along great!

This time, Mason was at Rock Camp while Matthew was here. Clark, Matthew, and Dane got to hang and play.

Matthew arrived on a Sunday. They guys just hung out and played video games.

On Monday, I took them bowling at Mel's in Georgetown followed by lunch at Fuddrucker's. Clark and Matthew were competitive and bowled to win!!
Game 1
Game 2
We sat in the Rolling Stone Booth at Fuddrucker's.

On Tuesday, we drove down to San Antonio to Six Flags - Fiesta Texas. This was Matthew's first time there! Our friends, the Monica's went with us. That way the big boys could go play and Dane could hang with his buddy Elizabeth. We spent time in the water park while the big boys hit the coasters!

Outside the front gate.

Dane & Scooby

The boys on "The Hustler."
Porky Pig & the boys.
Riding on "The Wave Runner."
Matthew and Clark on "Tony Hawks Big Spin."
Dane, Dana, & Elizabeth with
Flash Gordan and Green Lantern.

Food break!
The Lonestar Spectacular Show.

A group shot with the boardwalk winnings!

On Wednesday, Clark had a private lesson with his trombone teacher at the Butler School of Music on the UT Campus. While he was there, Matthew, Dane and I walked across the street to the Texas Memorial Museum. It was a great way to spend 45 minutes!

From there we drove to Cabella's in Buda to meet up with Granlally & O'ma. We got there first and had lunch in the store cafe. Clark introduced us to fried beer batter cheese balls. He was correct, they were super yum!
From here, Matthew and Clark went to New Braunfels to visit and play. On Thursday they spent the day at Schlitterbahn Water Park. On Friday, they spent time at DZT in Seguin.

On Saturday, Granlally and O'ma brought the boys back in time for them to all go to Mason's band performance at Antone's. (More on that in another post.) We ate lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse
downtown and then came home to crash.

Sunday was the 4th of July. We drove to Waco to meet Matthew's parents, Cousin Kim and Rick. We met up at the Waco Cameron Park Zoo. It is a great medium size zoo with a nice flow around the park. I took my camera back pack so I could switch out lens. It paid off! I got some great animal shots I will display here!
Just inside the front gates.

The Gibbons Area.The Big Cat Area.

Cousin Kim, Matthew, & Rick
The Gila Monster Area.

The Orangutan Area.

The Meerkat Area.
The Elephant Area.
Flamingos & Turtles Area.

The Rhino Area.
The Giraffe Area.

The Buffalo Area.
The Nocturnal House.
The Cheetah Area.
~with the boys in the window~

Rick and the boys spot something in the water.

The Otter Area.

Fun with the camera and shadows.

A Play Area.

The Tortise Area.

Back at the front gate.

We all went to Rita's Tortilla Factory for lunch. We enjoyed the food, fresh made tortillas, and the company! After lunch we said our goodbyes and headed back home.

We enjoyed having Matthew here! Fun times!

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