This past Friday Stephen, the kiddos and I headed to the Hill Country to go fishing, camping and we thought to see bluebonnets. But we were a little late for that. But that was okay because the bluebonnets had been replaced with indian blankets, my favorite wildflower. Bluebonnets are a close second though.
First we stopped in Brady to get some snacks and camping food. Brady is a somewhat special town to me. Brady reminds me of the time I didn't get to meet my future husband for the first time. My family and I went through Brady our way to meet my aunt who lived somewhere down in this general direction at the time. That was about the time my Mom started really talking to her friend Nola, and Mom and I hoped to make the 40 mile (one way) detour from Brady to meet our internet friends. But Dad said he was NOT driving 80 miles out of his way to meet some goofy people we knew over the internet. So it was I had to wait several more years to meet my beloved. God's timing is perfect I suppose.
How do you like our packing technique? We had the livestock cage in the back of the pickup, so we just put all our camping gear in there so we wouldn't have to worry with tying anything down.
Wildflowers and cactus outside a restaurant.
I tried to pick us out some semi-matching clothes for family pictures. I didn't have anywhere to set the camera for this one, so I wasn't in it.
Kimber decided it was nap time, so once again we missed the family photo.
Indian blankets and (blackeyed susans?)
Stephen was more than ready to get done looking at flowers and get on to fishing. Tyrel very much enjoyed fishing. He has been asking us when we can go again.
Big Guy fishin'.
Woohoo, I caught the first (and second) one! A small large mouth bass. lol.
Another try at a family picture. This one is okay. Kimber sure is happy.
Mama and little girl.
Stephen, Tyrel and the biggest catch of the day. Needless to say, we didn't feast on fish that night. Tyrel looks a little unsure of the fish.
And finally, the best family picture we got. Tyrel's face is dirty, he's drinking a soda, Kimber is distracted, and I'm getting hair out of my face. Perfect. :)
I was going to make this a post about camping and fishing, but had way too many pictures. So I'll split them up.
Oh yes, we never did camp this night. The state park was full, and the KOA was quite expensive, and we decided since we would be camping the rest of the weekend, for that price we'd go to a motel and sleep in a real bed. So we did.