Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday in Texas!



We drove to Tyler, Texas to spend our holiday with Jarrod's sisters.
THIS made us smile...a r.v. pulling a truck, pulling a boat, hauling bikes.


16 hours straight...we tend to get a little goofy
We stopped twice. After six hours straight, the legs are a little stiff, the bladder ready to pop, but we made great time.


With four nieces, Breyer had plenty of attention and love, and was a favorite walk partner.


Tanner was not the only one to play catch-up after a few late nights.


Visiting the bamboo forest is a favorite tradition.


Getting home their bamboo treasures is another matter.


Cooper's panda bear imitation


All the cousins,fifteen strong!


The weather was beautiful, enough so to visit a Lake Tyler with very low water levels and look for treasures! (The ladder is used for beginning swimmers!)





The boys were SO cooperative 



The lake bottom








Digging for treasure found by a metal detector is always exciting for boys!


There was also bowling fun...


White elephant gift fun...


Touch football fun...


Visiting family on holiday is so worth long car rides!

8 comments:

Bachland :) said...

What a fun trip, looking on the old lake bed for treasure looks like so much fun! Bowling and family, it just isn't much better than that.

Nellie said...

Thank you all for making the trip. What a great way for us to end the year with family gathering together!!! We are blessed.

shirlgirl said...

Glad you all had such a great time. Loved all of your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

The Mormon Monk said...

Love that first dock shot

LL said...

What a FUN road trip!

Jenny said...

you guys are so good...
looks like a lot of fun!

Duncan Chaos said...

So glad you made that long trip back in time to see us! Love the pics too!

Jo Jo said...

sayer said it was really funny!:):):):>:>:>