Saturday, August 8, 2009


Vacation Days I-II

Officially known as:
Caves, Bats and Petrified Guana...with a splash of BBQ sauce and wetness.

Grandma J has been spending time with three handsome young men this week. By week, of course she means the last two days.

For the sake of being accused of trying to confuse her readers, please take note that Grandma J and Grandma Deluxe are one in the same person or persons. You know how some people call other people by different names? For example, when Grandma J/Grandma Deluxe was a young girl in Rhode Island, there was a neighbor lady named Marie Giovanni. But Grandma J used to refer to her as Mudpie Marie, because she yelled stuff in Italian when Grandma J walked in her flowerbed for some unknown reason. So, there you go, same person, different names.


Let's move on to present day visitors to the Spa in Central Texas, from Colorado!




A-Ron went with Grandma Deluxe to pick up these two guys, Ty & Zach at the Austin-Bergstrom Airport. Don't they look thrilled to see Grandma Deluxe?







We stopped at Chili's for lunch because no one had much of a breakfast, and it was already after 1 pm. Ty wanted the chicken slider-like sandwiches.......




A-Ron got his usual baby back ribs with honey BBQ sauce.....






And, Zach-a-roni decided to try the house extra spicy special sauce!


After lunch we stopped off to explore the Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown, Texas.






Here is one of the residence that might greet you when you are 75 feet under I35.





Here is another......




Here we have three explorers.....





We moved on to a water park the next day, and it was the perfect way to kill six hours without a single fight wear out three energy filled cousins who had loads of room to play marco polo.....because let's just say, the itsy bitsy pool at the Spa wasn't exactly the best venue.





Somehow cousins can go from almost strangers to best buds in no time flat.


We moved on up the road for A-Ron's batting, pitching practice. One of the boys loved it, one sat out and watched, and grandma J stayed in the car where it was less than 103 degrees.....







....and so did the other cousin who felt like a fifth wheel.

13 comments:

Linda said...

Getting kids in the water always makes for fun!

Anonymous said...

Grandma J has always fit in as one of the boys. Even better that J dog.

Colin

Chris said...

Sound like fun!

HalfAsstic.com said...

LESS than 103? Grandma J/Deluxe is no dummy! I can't say that I blame you! It sounds like a wonderful time was had by all and I am wondering when I can come visit you because you really no how to show a visitor a good time!
Those are some happy looking, handsome boys!

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Water play always brings out the best in kiddos! No matter how awful my sisters and I were to one another, get us in a body of water and it instantly washed away all the petty bickering, much to my mother's relief, and sanity.

Looks like ya'll are having a wicked-awesome time. Am really enjoying the highlights and pics.

Mental P Mama said...

Too, too cute. Are coming up here for a rest afterwards? ;)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OK, Grandma J.

Your opening several lines are pretty daggone funny, almost to the point that I thought I was at Bossy's blog and had to double check.

Did we hear about the petrified guana yet, or is that just something Grandma J. stepped in when she was tippytoeing in Mudpie Marie's flower beds?

Anonymous said...

fun, fun, fun!!! love the pics!
-Kelly

Pat Jenkins said...

it looks like you are having a great time grandma deluxe j. can i come stay with you one weekend and get the same treatment?

Deb said...

you are making memories with those little guys! and that is sweet...

Life with Kaishon said...

I laughed so hard I almost cried : ) You are so funny! And witty! And the boys look like they are having a great time! Especially in the first picture when you picked them up! Hilarious. And so cute!

mdvelazquez said...

Oh, I love these. Zach is almost the spitting image of my nephew.

Life with Kaishon said...

I had to show Kaishon the bats. He wants to come to your house too! He said he looks like one of your grandsons already. I thought that was sweet :)