Austin Trip (Backposted)

Nathan and I decided it was high-time that we visited the Lauritzen clan in Texas, so we booked our flights, packed our water gear, and headed off to the Great State for a week. It was 100F or higher the entire duration of our stay, so it was a good thing that Grama and Papa had a pool at their hotel. I think we swam in the pool just about every day, except the day we went to Schlitterbahn, that is! It was Nathan’s second trip to the best water park in the world. He had a great time playing with his cousin, Sydnee. Heck, he even took a ride on the Master Blaster with me!

Back at Erik and Dara’s house, Nathan was introduced to the movie The Iron Giant, which he loved, as well as Mario Kart Racing for the Wii (he totally wants that game for Christmas!). He and Sydnee also took some time out to tickle Papa; always a fun diversion!

Grama and Papa were kind enough to babysit one night so the adults could go out for some fun. Erik, Dara, and I went to the Alamo Draft House to see District 9. The next night we all hooked up with Anna and her kids (two at the time) for a little Tex-Mex pre-birthday dinner for Nathan.

As always, we had a great time and can’t wait to visit again, though next time maybe we’ll pick a cooler month!

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