Texas 2013 Day 2: Rodeo
Frank is teaching me how to be a real Texan, so first things first: breakfast tacos.
More explictly: Frank's sister Susie is a legend worthy of song. Not only is she awesome, let us stay over last night and picked us up at roughly blergh-'o-clock from the airport last night... but she HAD BREAKFAST TACOS READY WAITING FOR US as we got up. WHAT?!?!?!! This was also beautifully timed at 11:30am, or what's known in some circles as the "perfect waking-up-to-breakfast-tacos" time. I had a beans and cheese and an egg and potato one, and both rocked.
|Susie's awesome cat|
|Frank and breakfast tacos|
|People getting impatient and "changing lanes", um, "legally"|
We drove past the (HUGE) Buc-ee's in New Braunfels, literally the largest convenience store in the entire world. It was awesome and I am psyched to go there later in the week. We got to the lake house to be greeted by Frank's awesome Dad who was waiting for us with an amazing cherry and apple strudel in-hand. Amazing. We chatted a bit, checked out the dock, and even put our feet in the water for a bit.
Jess had been visiting her family already for a week, so she arrived soon after us with her family... bearing lots more food, homemade peach crumble and brownies!! There is gonna be a lot of snacking this trip! We chilled and caught up for a while and then headed off to dinner 1hr away at a place called Tejas Roadhouse.
|Papa and Son|
|Haha not sure what's happening here|
|"Critters we don't rope"|
|Me and a real-life cowboy (Frank's Dad!) :)|
|Dinner time, Kansas City Steak|
|This kid went super far|
|Checking out the horse|
|Run the other way!|
|haha the opposite of the "running of the bulls"|
|After dinner at the Dance floor|
|Me and Griz in our new hats|
|Cool lookin' guys|
After getting our amazing hats, we headed back to the dance floor, just in time for a "new style" line dance called "The Wiggle", which was basically shakin' your butt and busting some dirty hip-hop moves, gangsta line-dance style. These are my jams! I tore it up for a bit and Jess said it looked like I'd known the dance for a while. haha. Just put this Canadian in a cowboy hat and drop some dirrtty beats and I'll bust a move! Then there were some more 2 step songs and Susie and her friend taught me some more about the steps for 2-step. I started to get the hang of it, but definitely I'm much better at dropping the beats. After beer and chillin' finally we cooled off (the snow cone helped too). After an exciting and epic first day in Texas, we headed back to the lake house to rest our feet and look forward to the rest of an amazing trip.