wimberley butterfly festival, kiddie acres, eanes ocean show
this past week had had a months worth of events.
kiddie acres is way north from where we live. it's way outside my usual boundary. but his teacher talked me into going along. the place, is made up of aging worn out kiddie rides. to adults, it's a bit pathetic. but to these kids, it is the BEST place in all the world! he's talked about it every day since. he did refuse the pony ride, I can't blame him. I'm also skeptical of riding some beast that is larger/smarter than I am.
the wimberley butterfly festival was HUGE this year. they had so much more to do and many more people did come out for the event.
kat took the kids to the festival while I worked at the river barn property.
#1 son was so careful to be a good host to the butterfly that chose his wedge of "camp-a-lope". for half an hour he walked slowly to protect the butterfly. he made it into the truck with it when I picked them up. then, marvin (the bastard dog) jumped up on #1 son and stomped on the butterfly. he cried for quite a while and it was heartbreaking, but I'm sure there is some sort of life lesson in there. we did slaughter about 500 butterflies last week on our trip back from palo duro canyon, the whole front of the truck was covered with them. I know, it's not the same.
eanes ocean show is put on by mrs. wright's class every year.
pre show goofing around. the ocean show is a big deal, it's AWESOME!. the kids dress in all black and use a bunch of props to simulate an underwater adventure with a jacques cousteau theme. it is great fun and they all put a lot of work into it.
the set before the lights go out.
the soundtrack for the ocean show is recorded in advance in a professional studio. a few nights ago kat asked me "didn’t we see the heartless bastards during sxsw? I heard a song by them on the radio?" I was showing her my favorite HB song on youtube when I recognized the studio! it's the same one where we recorded the ocean show! spoon has also recorded there as it’s owned by drummer Jim Eno.
leaving the school I saw this funny sticker "CAUTION ASIAN DRIVER". I didn't get a chance to see who the driver was.
after MONTHS of hassle. I finally got the transmission shop to fix the tranny leak. promptly had it towed to a shop that is used to working on hotrods to address the electrical problems.