Boy would we like to. Spending the last week of March in southeast Texas is like fast forwarding to a beautiful Albertan June. We celebrated some firsts on this trip; first time away for spring break, first trip to Texas, first time seeing my brother and sis in law's new house, first whole-family holiday, and first time I ever saw so much green in March.
It is heavenly to spend a few hours on a plane, kiss the snow goodbye and bathe in sun and Texas forest (a forest which reminds me of the Limberlost). Such forest hosts a variety of creatures, and I was a little intimidated by the possibility of snakes hiding in the grass. Volunteering to mow the back lawn helped me get over the snake threat though, and the only one we saw was a little scared one at the side of a walking path. We also saw little geckos, turtles and some crazy leaf-cutter ants!
We toured the neighbourhood and gawked at beautiful brick homes surrounded by palms and flowers. My brother and his wife found a gorgeous new home in a quiet subdivision, backing onto thick forest. It was so good to see the home we had heard about and see how they are settling in to their new surroundings.
We toured the busy freeways of Houston, sprawling beaches of Galveston and quaint shops of Old Town Spring. Meghan had us dining on fabulous veggie chili and home-made cornbread, jalapeno poppers, lots of fresh fruit, and the best key lime pie ever tasted.
Texas is far, but feels a little closer after being there. We can't wait to visit again!
more posts on our adventures to come...