Visiting the Yankees

We recently had the sadly-infrequent pleasure of visiting with Kathy’s parents and sister, who drove down from Wilson, New York to spend the week with us. The kids skipped most of their school week, and I took off a couple of days from work to enjoy skipping around the Texas hill country with them.

We loaded up the locations of a few geocaches near Canyon lake before driving out there one afternoon to have a picnic and play some miniature golf. Kathy’s mom especially enjoyed hunting for the caches, finding a cleverly hidden that the rest of us were having no luck whatsoever with. They’re thinking about a GPS for Christmas now.

We also introduced them to The Grist Mill, one of our favorite nearby eateries, and went wine tasting in Gruene. While Kathy’s dad has historically tackled huge building projects during his visits, we managed to limit his list to installing some lights and fixing our water heater this time. (What a treat to actually have a hot shower!) He also enjoyed breaking in his new camera, and got this shot of an army helicopter lifting off from the practice field at Texas State University as we drove past. Some Lazer Tag, shopping, a visit to the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum and the Capitol, and a good deal of romping with the kids rounded out the visit nicely.

Thanks for making the drive, folks!