Sunday, May 10, 2009

Canada, Stonehenge, and Hill Country

What do Canada, Stonehenge, and the Texas Hill Country have in common? This week, it's me!

On Thursday I got this adorable package from Bridget. It made its way all the way from the cold weather in Halifax to hot Houston!

On Friday the Dude, his mom and I headed out to Hill Country for a wedding. The wedding was outside of Kerrville and was further west in Texas than I have been before. It's a really beautiful area that reminded me of Pennsylvania in some ways: the rolling hills, abundant greenery, and cows. However the cows had long horns and the hills had flat layers instead of the broken and slanted layers typical in PA.

The wedding was held at a ranch turned camp and there was lots of fun stuff to do! We swam in the river and the pool, went canoeing, and I went off this huge slide. You haul a wooden sled up to the top (an effort in itself) then slide down and watch your life flash before your eyes. It was fun but once was enough.

(notice how small the people are next to the slide)

(the view from the top)

On the way home today we stopped at Stonehenge. No, not the one you're thinking of...Stonehenge II! I had heard of this place before and some of you may have seen it on Friday Night Lights*. Imagine my surprise when we went around a bend in the road and there it was. The whole thing shows how crazy Texans are. Two guys found a big piece of limestone, decided it reminded them of Stonehenge and set out to replicate the whole monument at 75% size. It was pretty impressive!

After we left Stonehenge we stopped at the Riverwalk in San Antonio for lunch. There were lots of people out with their mothers for Mother's Day. I hope all the moms (and moms-to-be) reading this had a great day!

All in all, it was a busy couple of days but next weekend I should be able to relax somewhat. I'll be looking forward to it!

*If you are not already watching Friday Night Lights, start immediately. It's one of the best shows on tv.

1 comment:

Heather said...

aaron and i love us some friday night lights! your weekend sounds fun!