Texas Fun

9 Apr

The Tortas are having a blast on our annual trip to Austin. The weather has been perfect and our stay comfortable thanks to the loan of a house and car by friends. We feel very grateful.


Port Aransas on the Texas gulf.

No trip to the coast would be complete without renting a giant unicorn floaty-thing. Hunter and Grandma rode the rough surf taking in faces full of water. Hunter loved pushing me off the raft. Building sand castles took me home to my childhood on the Jersey Shore.  The kids and grands camped in the trailer with the dogs. The Grandmas got a hotel.


Grandma Lisa, Sophia and Dad play in the tide pools.

A visit to the State Aquarium rounded out the weekend. Otters, sharks and stingrays, oh my. Everyone had a great time and the kids slept on the long ride home.


Great Grandpa joins in the birthday lunch. Sophia loves her hat and all things pink.

A birthday lunch to kick off a celebratory weekend for Hunter who turned six on Saturday. He reads and does math and creates Lego masterpieces. Quite a kid.


Making funny faces.

We are having so much fun. Life is good.



Lawn signs seen about Austin.

8 Responses to “Texas Fun”

  1. brucekelley April 9, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    Great post as always, Alex. Love the lawn sign! Cheers!

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  2. emilievardaman April 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

    A giant unicorn floaty-thing! Wow! I am headed to the Outer Banks in June with my sister, some of her kids, and one of her granddaughters. I gotta find a unicorn!

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  3. Kate Burgess April 9, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    I love that sign, Alex. We had several of the, in our neighborhood until a few individuals complained, saying that they were “political” and ” offensive”. Our HOA actually sent out a few letter asking for their removal on the rationale that they were “profane” !!!!!

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  4. LJones April 10, 2017 at 11:57 am #

    Happy you are having fun…thank you Lisa for your sweet words to me. Alex, again, thanks for your visit to me – truly helped me heal. I’m home – we’re back in June xox

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