Just dropped my parents off at the airport. When will I be old enough to stop getting sad when I do this??? Even though saying goodbye stinks, we had a really great time during their visit. Here’s a little recap…
I took the day off on Monday and we headed to Brenham, Texas. Chris and I went last year, and I knew it would be a place my parents would really like. After doing some shopping in the little downtown, we ventured out to the Brenham airport for lunch at the Souther Flyer Diner.
This place is kind of random, but definitely worth the stop! I enjoyed my grilled cheese even thought it had an asterisks next to it that said *good option for kids*. The onion rings were also quite delicious…and overall, this place just had a great atmosphere. We were also quite lucky because we slid in right before two van loads from the nursing home got there. Popular place, I tell you!
For dessert we moved on to the wonderful Blue Bell Creameries. It was really interesting to see how the ice cream was made and, although I don’t think I ever want a job on an assembly line, if I had to have one it would definitely be there. The place just looks so darn happy! At the end of the tour, we cashed in on our free ice cream. So good!
Pictures weren’t allowed on the tour, but I was able to snap a few on the way out…
Haha…oh Fred. You’ve never met someone so embarrassed to have his picture taken.
He’s only comfortable acting like a goofball…
After Brenham, we met the workin’ man back home for homemade pizzas.
Everybody had a job…
And they turned out pretty good. Are you keeping track? This was a really healthy day…grilled cheese, onion rings, ice cream and pizza. I figured it’s not every day that my parents are in town.
So why not indulge? 🙂
The next evening we took another mini road trip…this time to College Station for a little b-ball.
I’ve decided I like K-State games even more when I can watch Frank the whole time. The head-shaking, the crazy-eyes…I love it.
The game was exciting and the team looked really good for the most part. It’s sad that we won’t get to go to any more games in College Station, but at least we sent the Aggies off to the SEC with something to remember us by 🙂
And the Texas fun continued. Night number 3 was dedicated to the best time of the year in Houston…the RODEO. It’s a month straight of cowboys, concerts, agriculture, food, etc. It’s glorious!
Again, my dad loves to smile…
Chris and I had heard that you can buy tickets in the rafters and then just move down to the expensive seats…so we thought we’d give it a try. Although it was nerve-wracking and I couldn’t stop focusing on every person that came down the aisle, we ended up with a really good view. Then at the last rodeo event a lady stops next to our row with a confused look. Welp, it was fun while it lasted!!!
Here are some pictures from the sweet seats…
And finally, here were our real seats…haha. This is where we enjoyed Mr. Kid Rock himself. My favorite part of the concert (other than watching a guy get handcuffed and escorted out) was the classic song “Bawitaba”. I just smile inside thinking about the good old days in Jenni’s basement where we videotaped ourselves screaming “my name is kiddddddddddddd-roccccckkkkkk”. If I remember correctly, I was Kid Rock and she was my midget side kick. Ohhh, the memories.
And finally, a view of the carnival from Reliant Stadium.
Now, if only I could talk my parents into moving down here part time. Such a great four days!!!