We've been back in the states almost three months now, and have spent time in San Antonio, Austin, and Oklahoma City. I was in Del Rio a few days, as well. All the bouncing around, staying either with family or at a hotel, has been fun but kind of exhausting. We are carrying more things… Continue reading A Change in Plans: Our Move to San Antonio
Photo heavy blog! Finally broke out my digital SLR camera. When I heard that there were giant pandas at Mexico City's Zoológico de Chapultepec, I knew I had to go. I've been in love with giant pandas since I got Pandy, my stuff panda, when I was four (and he still lives with me!). The zoo, which… Continue reading Mexico City’s Chapultepec Forest, Zoo, and Castle
Del Rio, TX is a small border town that boasts Laughlin Air Force Base, Lake Amistad, Val Verde Winery, and me! I visit a few times a year since my parents visit Austin more, and I was just there recently for Mother's Day. Here are some photos from my parents front and back yard and… Continue reading Nature in Your Hometown
Ahh, spring. Wildflowers, sunny days, sneezing, and itchy eyes from all the pollen. Here are some iPhone photos from the last few weeks from Blair Woods Sanctuary, Mueller Park, Bull Creek, Red Bud Isle, and Valley Creek Park. Hover over photos for descriptions, and click to view bigger.
While we haven't been great about only eating out once a week (last week was especially bad), we have been pretty good about not spending money on 'extracurriculars'. Here are some free or cheap date or hanging with friends ideas. Skyspace and other UT events Besides taking a walking tour of the beautiful University of… Continue reading Free/Cheap Outings You May Not Know About