So I waited until a cold, rainy day in Utah to post my pictures of warm and sunny Texas, with its lush green lawns and balmy parks. Perhaps, it is not this way year around but I know for a week in April the weather is absolutely gorgeous and the flowers are Garden of Eden like!!
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the goldfish!
John, Jessica and James--all is well with the Gregory Family--and hip, hip hooray, they are remaining stateside for the time being!
Oh, how we ate and the surroundings were four-star with squirrels and bluejays in the background and John's new found bar-be-que talents keeping us fed nightly.
Even breakfast was gourmet!
On the night of the Big Rain (the biggest I have ever seen) we braved the elements for the CrawDad Festival--a blast back to my Cajun Roots!
Beach Day--the water was warmer than the air, but I did manage a good sunburn to bring home as a souvenir!
(Not James though, as Jessica was ever vigilant with the sunscreen)
I love this picture because it captures Jessica-she says blogging makes her look at the world more optimistically--she has taught me to do the same and for this I will ever be grateful.
Jessica taught me that even a trip to WalMart can be a photo-op (and I taught her that buying flowers can be a zen experience-even at WalMart!)
But, the real "zen" is Jessica's backyard--what a little respite from the world!
This was our walking tour of Galveston--besides Cajun Blood-my Ussery line takes me back to my Texas roots and something in my genes says I could be very happy living as a Southern Belle!
Butterfly Gardens--I want one!
And finally, since James was born, Burley the bike trailer has been a part of his life, so imagine my amusement to watch Jessica pulling him and at least forty people, stopping, pointing, laughing, and commenting--moms don't pull babies in bike trailers in Texas and she made quite the impression out there...wait until she is pulling two--they would have really laughed to see her pulling him in one of these on the ski slopes!!
More pictures of my fun week can be seen at jessicaandjohn.blogspot.com/. Thanks for a much needed break from the cold and my regular routine!