I'm baaaack! Rick's family reunion in Texas was fun, lots of sand, sun and food. I had a good time even though the day before we left I caught a nasty cold. Who gets sick on vacation, anyway? The 10 hour drive to Lake Jackson was smooth...we rented the last Harry Potter book on CD and listened to it as we drove. That in itself made the drive more pleasant! We stayed in a hotel but gathered every day at this beach house in Surfside. Isn't this nice?
We had lots of food. Here is a glimpse of the 30 pounds of crayfish we cooked one afternoon. I've never eaten crayfish before and I must admit I still haven't. I promise, I was going to but they were still looking at me even after they were cooked! I can't eat whole fish either; something about those eyes...
We had great weather! Very sunny and nice cool breezes. We walked the beach and gathered shells. I even went out into the water knee-deep! Really, this is a big thing for me since I hear Jaws music in swimming pools! One afternoon, I was gleefully gathering seashells at the jetty when I felt one of the shells move when I picked it up. On closer examination, I found all the shells I had collected were already occupied by hermit crabs. I put them back!
You wouldn't believe the mosquitoes down there! I thought they were bad here at home; not even close! I am covered in bites even through the repellent I wore. The bugs are so bad they have trucks that drive the neighborhoods spraying for them!
I am glad to be home and back to work! The cold is better except for a nagging cough. I'm afraid I shared the cold with Rick and had him snotting and coughing along with me. I had super-stitching-mojo while on holiday and got a lot done ~ I'll share that in another post!
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