Monday, July 21, 2014

Cooking eggs

Egg tips

I don't like eggs. I've never liked eggs. But I know they are good protein and I should eat them. But I can't. Fortunately, Grace likes eggs, so I can cook them for her, so I do. Sometimes they are better than other times. She's found that she loves hard-boiled eggs, but we haven't had much luck. Hopefully these tips and tricks will help. 
Now I just need a good source of fresh chicken eggs. 

Another Weird Al - Word Crimes

I don't always get his humor, but the first 2 he released just tickle me.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Are you tacky too?

I have to listen to this at least once a day or I can't go on. 
I don't know what it says about me, but I love it.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

4th of july vacation day 3

Getting ready to climb.

This thing wouldn't walk on her own.

On the way up.

Thor's hammer

At the top

Beautiful view.


After a restful night's sleep, we got up and went down, then up to our free breakfast. It was good. Carby, but good. We left and had a beautiful drive up to enchanted rock state park. We got there at 8, a great time. We got our sunscreen and bug spray on, the set out. Millie had to bring fish, then she wouldn't walk. Scott climbed all the way up and down with her on his shoulders. He checked his man card today. It was really hard. It didn't take long, but it was hard. And going down was hard. I fell and scraped my knee. We got hats to commemorate our success. We let the girls play at the playground there and had our picnic. We went back into town to go to this peach orchard place. It was probably the only thing we did that didn't turn out well. Grace got some more peach ice cream. After that we drove down to gruene, along with everyone else in Texas. It was very crowded. The only thing I wanted to do was eat at the Gristmill on the river. There was a wait, but it wasn't bad. There was a guy in their courtyard playing Texas country. It was nice. The food was good and not expensive. Getting home was not fun. Lots of traffic. Tomtom found us alternate routes when I10 was at a standstill. But now it's over. My long-awaited vacation, years in the making. Where to plan for next? We are going to Galveston later this month, but we have a Harry Potter birthday party to plan for.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

4th of July vacation day 2

Vacation day 2

After breakfast we headed to find lbj state and national park. We picked out our souvenirs and walked a round the living history farm. The guy there told us all sorts of stuff about how they were able to make fresh milk last up to 2 weeks. Separating the cream, yogurt, cottage cheese and more. Just a whole progression of what to do to keep from feeding it to the chickens. They had cooked a meal on an iron stove. There were turkeys and chickens and cows and pigs in the yard. We went swimming in their swimming facilities. Big pool, diving board, picnic areas. Very nice everywhere we went on this trip had great picnic areas. We had our lunch, then bribed grace with some peach ice cream to get to our next stop, which was luckenbach.
There isnt much to luckenbach. I had a beer. Scott got a funnel cake. We got a few little souvenirs and a picture with the hondo sculpture. There were bikers there. It was a quick trip, then we went to Fredericksburg and found our hotel. It was prefectly nice. Decent breakfast. Millie was a toot, of course. We figured out a plan for dinner and headed back down town. It was very busy. It seems like everyone had our same idea. There are a lot of little speciaty stores there. Lots of opportunity to drop serious cash if you are the lucky rich. We found a decent parking space for Fredericksburg brewery and the wait wasn't too bad. All of the places we went had good holding areas and quick turnovers. I had a peach-infused beer that was very good, and a burger. Scott had bratwurst and sourkraut. There was time afterwards for the girls to play at marketplatz in the square in town. It was beautiful, with indian iron statues and a water wheel turning.
After that, we went to old tunnel state park to watch the Mexican free tail bats emerge. There was a detour and we were going down twisty country roads in the dark. Grace was a little freaked out. It is definitely not our usual roads. We made it and got a seat, but we had to wait a long time. Too long for Millie. It was really neat though. I videoed it. A big vortex of bats. Then the long twisty road home. What would we do without technology? Tomtom brought us home safely. It was a long day, but I think everyone enjoyed it. That's the best part of planning your own vacation. Everything you do is on your own time and your own fault if it sucks. But not much sucked about this vacation. Except the traffic. That sucked all over.