we got a late start to a camping trip to palmetto state park (not our favorite tx st park). we had planned the trip with hopes we could take our vintage econoline van to a small ford gathering in seguin. btw, #1 son insists he is smiling. I took three different pics and the one above is the closest to a smile, or least frown.
besides the econolines and mustangs, there were many very nice falcons. I've always liked the early falcons. what is it about those round tail lights that attracts me?
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and there you have it, one falcon van, one econoline window van and an econoline pickup. our 65 econoline is getting a newer/larger drive line installed so it did not make the event.
the boys are obsessed with beyblades. picked up a travel battle arena that got several hours of use. #2 son wanted to battle all day and night, nothing else.
yeah, he looks guilty and cute at the same time. he now talks a lot, repeats everything, even if he has no idea what it means. this past week his mother was helping him sit straight in his chair and he said "HEY! don't kill me Momma!". we were all floored, shocked and trying not to laugh at the same time. we have no idea where he picked that up.
kat is in love with the 64 airstream overlander. this is the part where we feel like we are over the renovation hump. the twin beds gave us each a good night's sleep and that's never happened on a camping trip before.
kat made some curtains from retro boomerang pattern barkcloth. they worked out great!
I just finished making twin sofas up front with a dining table between. the table top drops down so that there is space for all three kids to sleep up there at night, or 7 of us can have dinner indoors if mosquitoes/weather become a problem. I need to rebuild that front window protector, looks a bit sad.
we stopped at the Luling farmer's market on the way home. they grow a lot of melons there.
the pic above is what a watermelon shaker looks like if you don't get around to drinking it. I know, doesn't sound like something we'd let happen but we've both had some evil funk of a sickness/summer cold. I'm sure we'll get around to shaking it up and pouring it down the hatch!
fresh peas being processed, three varieties.
had lunch at Luling barbecue. the brisket and sides were pretty good!
the two older amh kids had piano recitals sunday eve.
then we raced down to the long center for their free summer concert series.
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we met up with some friends from yelp. you can always count on an abundance of delicious food and wine when you get together with yelpers.
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#1 son spent most of his time in this position. he said it is NOT yoga, but I'm not sure.
strawberries with mint, cinnamon and sugar coated fried tortilla strips drizzled with a delicious aged balsamic vinegar. there was good stuff being shared!
#1 son had his first guitar lesson. time to buy him his own guitar and have a guitar based portrait, and #2 son just HAD to have his picture taken as well.