Since we were so near Corpus Christi (for Texas anyway) and since the kids, especially Wesley, love aquariums, we decided to stop at the Texas State Aquarium on our way back to Austin from Port Aransas. From the website, we got the impression that the aquarium was a bit larger and dare I say nicer […]

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Joshua on February 6th, 2010

On our list of things that we want to do before we leave Texas, visiting the Gulf Coast was at the top. While we probably won’t get to many (or any) of the other things, we had a great weekend visit to a friend’s beach house in Port Aransas, TX. Port A, as the locals […]

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Joshua on December 13th, 2008

Down here in Texas we have various multicolored Santa programs.  They are basically holiday toy drives conducted by various groups (Blue Santa=Austin PD/FD, Brown Santa=Travis county Sheriff and FD, there are others as well).  I’m not sure if this is unique to central Texas, but it may well be.  I’d never heard of it before […]

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Joshua on December 13th, 2008

That’s right.  We got snow. The first in several years for Austin (though they did have some rather large ice storms a couple of years ago).  What makes this even more unusual is that on the 9th, the day the snow fell late in the evening, it was 81 degrees.  A record high.  By the […]

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