Monday, November 17, 2008

Austin Rocks!

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We rolled into Austin on Halloween and our friends the Xtreme Family invited us over for dinner and trick or treating. This was our first time meeting the Extreme family in person. They used to be a FOTR and have a SWEET bus that they converted. What a nice family! Cindy is an AMAZING hostess & cook!! She even made marshmallows in the shape of bones. She had her place all decked out with great Halloween decorations too. Their kids are teens, but were so nice and easy going with our younger ones checking out all their cool stuff/ toys. We met the Weed family that night too. They have 3 boys close in age to our boys so the kids had a great time playing and trick or treating!

We took the Dillo (city bus) to the Extreme Fams house
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Trick or Treating
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Lincoln and Bryce at the Halloween party
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Steve watching this lady play her propain tank drum (sounds real peaceful)
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Winston, I mean Batman OOPS!
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We spent the following 2wks in Austin. We found a cool park right down town to boondock at. We could walk all over downtown. We really like Austin! It's a big city, but doesn't feel like it. They have a beautiful lake and a great walking/ bike trail that goes around it. It seems to be a very green & healthy city. Lots of people out running, walking, biking and kayaking! We loved watching the turtles. Our dogs were thrilled about the HUGE off leash dog park and enjoyed swimming in the lake too! We went swimming at Barton Springs and visited the Nature Center. The kids LOVED the Children's Museum and we enjoyed the YMCA! We played at the playground on the roof of the huge Whole Foods, had free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and free nachos at Chuy's for happy hr! Steve saw Lance Armstrong at Chuy's one of the nights we were there. We checked out SOCO's 1st Thursday and got to hang out with the Barenaked Family. Isabelle really had a great time with Sunny & hopes to meet up again!

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Asher and Winston
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Winston and Asher
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Isabelle and the Acorn she found
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Steve and the dogs on Tara and Kevins pimp ride!
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Austin Childrens museum
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The amount of birds in the city was crazy
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Views of Austin
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Walking bridge in Austin
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Walking to Whole Foods (Their headquarters)
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Beautiful Austin at dusk
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Lincoln rockn at the childrens museum
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Lincoln at CM
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Little Jack Black Winston (Rock on)
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Lincoln and Winston at CM
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Lincoln and Isabelle making things at CM
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Bryce and Conner creating project at CM
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Lincoln and Winston at CM
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Bryce excited about her creation at CM
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Isabelle creating art at CM
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Walking to downtown Austin
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Gamebay time in the bus
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Downtown Austin
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Swimming with the Weed family at Barton Springs
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Downtown Austin
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Entrance at Nature Center
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Isabelle and Sunny at NC
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Conner and Brennon at NC
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Sloan and Weed boys
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Kids digging at the Dino dig at NC
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Isabelle and Sunny uncovering Dino bones at NC
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Conner uncovering bones at NC
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Dogs swimming in the Lake
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Coco decided he wanted to climb the tree with Conner
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Boondocked at the Baseball fields in Austin

Sloan and Weed Fams

We did most of the above with the Weed family....we just couldn't get enough of them! They drove us down 6th St and around town in their HUGE truck. Steve & I sat on the back with our was crazy fun! We had lots of movie nights at their place, fun at the play ground, a couple date nights, and more! I really enjoyed hanging with Tara and the kids really hit it off! Even their baby Asher started calling me mom...LOL! We will miss them & look forward to crossing paths again!

1 comment:

SWAJetMech said...

WONDERFUL Pics! Thanks for sharing them. Looks as though your stay thee was a fun one. The pic I thought was the funniest was the "Jack-Black" pose. LOL. It is exactly what I was thinking before I read the caption.