I want to wind up my tales of our Texas trip with this blog…I hope. This doesn’t need to drag on for weeks! 😊
I told about the Aquarium Pyramid in Galveston in my last blog. A few days after that adventure, we went back to Galveston to go see the Rainforest Pyramid. These are such unique buildings!
Aaron loved the Rainforest as well, although he wasn’t over the moon excited like he was in the aquarium. Still, it was great fun to see all sorts of rainforest birds:
And when I turned around, it was not such great fun to see Aaron’s hand stretched out toward this cute little monkey and see the monkey holding Aaron’s finger!! Actually, it was adorable, but we knew he wasn’t supposed to touch the animals. And then he told a worker about his fun moment, and he got a nice lecture. 😊
It was another wonderful day for all of us.
And ended with supper at Skipper’s.
I wanted to also share a few of the sweet family moments that made this trip extra special.
Our son, Andrew, was in town for an NHRA race. He lives near Indianapolis where the teams are located, and he travels all over, so we don’t see him nearly enough. We usually go to the Houston race but the chance of the race being cancelled due to COVID kept us from buying tickets this year. Here is a shot of what he does – he’s in the center, starting the top fuel car.
He was able to come over to Andrea and Kyle’s house for an evening. It was so wonderful to all be together for the first time since I don’t know when.
We took a picture that’s not the greatest quality but still shows the greatest time together. And look at Aaron! 😊
Another sweet moment was playing Skip-Bo with Andrea. Aaron keeps a notebook record of who wins each game when he and I play.
But as we played with Andrea, Aaron REALLY wanted her to win. He watched her cards carefully and would purposely not play his if it meant she could play hers instead. Therefore, she won the game and Aaron was thrilled! He had already gotten a piece of paper and very happily gave her a column with her first win mark. It was just precious!
Kyle promised to play catch outside with Aaron on Saturday, but it poured rain all day. Therefore, Kyle grabbed some soft dog toys and played catch with Aaron inside, which tickled Aaron to pieces.
Aaron had lots of quality doggie time, which he loved…and so did the dogs (for the most part!). They certainly knew where to go to have a treat slipped to them!
On the morning we left to go home, Aaron was all packed up and ready to hit the road.
Aaron: I’m sad to leave Andrea.
Me: So you’ll want to come back again and see her?
But he did worry all the way home about leaving her and whether she was lonely. We didn’t tell him that she might have been enjoying the quiet.
So, again, I want to thank all of you that were praying for us on this vacation. This trip truly was the best ever with Aaron, and we are very sure it was due to all the prayers from all of you. Thank you so, so much!
And thank you for reading about our fun times and all the sweet memories made.