My sister Gaylyna and her kids came down to visit from Oklahoma last week, and I was able to spend time with them this past weekend.
Friday we went to Memorial City Mall so that one of my nieces could visit the American Girl store. From there we went out to visit my brother Brad and his wife Angela for the weekend in Smithville, TX. Saturday we had a pool party at their house and our youngest sister Amber came over with her kids, as well as my Dad and his wife Joan. It’s rare that we are all able to get together. Sunday we spent more time in the pool, had lunch a few blocks away in downtown Smithville. The few days flew by quick, but I am thankful we had a chance to make more memories with everyone.
Memorial City Mall
Pool Party at my brother brother Brad and his wife Angela’s house
A Hurricane Randall special report on the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy
My brother Brad and his wife moved to Smithville, TX last year and have become immersed in the community. Brad recently joined the volunteer fire department. I went over for a visit a few weekends ago and he showed me around the fire station. They have a restored 1960’s Chevy fire truck that is really cool. Here are a few pictures:
Today (Saturday) I decided to get out of the apartment and go for a drive. I drove around Galveston Bay, I went the route that the Bike Around the Bay goes every October, except I was in my car today and need SAG support to make it around. I intended to eat lunch at the Stingaree Restaurant on Bolivar Peninsula, but there was a Dodge Charger car meet going on, and they were pretty packed. Thus I kept on driving and sit and waited on the ferry for an hour and a half. Well it was cheap entertainment (besides the gas) and it got me out of my leased four walls. I intended to take a lot more pictures, but after waiting on the ferry I was hungry and Galveston was hopping with people. So I journeyed on, but did take a few pictures while waiting for the ferry.