Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wednesday of Trip

Gramps Will Be Proud
We went to Tyler today and first stopped at the Tyler Municipal Garden. I think we spent more time in the bathroom there than the actual garden. See, the rose are in bloom May-October. So, there were few actual flowers to look at, just empty bushes. There were pretty Azaleas, but you could see those all over town anyways since it the Azalea Festival going on.

So, we headed over to Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store. It is sometimes those unexpected places you visit that turn out to be fantastic. When I went to Denver to visit Jeni it was the candy factory, when I visited Kendra & Tim it was the nearby church & Betsy Ross house. The museum was free and honestly, they should have charged. It was very nice.

Isabel Loves Swinging
They didn't have a baby swing there, so she had to swing with mom. She loves going on a swing. We are going to have so much fun this summer walking down to the park and swinging and playing in the sand and swimming at the pool.

Anyways, all of these pictures were taken at Brookshire's. Inside it is separated into 3 different areas: 1) the Wildlife Museum, 2) the 1920's grocery store replica (very neat!) and 3) the gift shop. Then you can go outside and they have this large playground with all sorts of playground equipment imaginable. They even had real vehicles that kids could play on & in. Those included: a Farmall tractor (top picture), a fire truck, and a train caboose. We only went on the tractor. She really liked holding onto the steering wheel and moving it.

Daddy I Don't Like the Deer
He was trying to make it look like she was kissing it, but she was just afraid. I took lots of other pictures of us with the animals.

Daddy, I Want Your Shovel Too!
They even had a couple of sandboxes there with sand toys in it. She wanted both shovels and when I got daddy and new shovel so she could have 2, then she wanted his new one too. She wasn't too sure about the sand at first because she had never been in sand before. She had to get used to the texture for a while before she started to have fun.

I Can Help.
If we ever get a chance to come back here, we will definitely visit this place again. We would visit the zoo again too. Tomorrow we head to the winery. I scheduled a visit in the morning. Daddy wasn't too sure about tasting wine before noon, but when I set it up I was thinking baby time. The morning is the best time to go out and do things and then after lunch she will take a long nap (hopefully!) and then in the afternoon it is sometimes best to just chill and go with the flow. She likes to nurse and have a snack after her nap and get mobile.

This afternoon we went to check out the pool since it was in the low 80's. Isabel & I went in the pool, but only up to our waists, neither of us wanted to go in much further. So, she hung out with daddy while I went in the hot tub and then we switched.

We did drive down by the lake. Those units are quite a ways away from all the amenities. I am glad they put us in the condo that they did.

Tomorrow is our last full day here. We leave on Friday morning. We thought we would leave a little early so we could eat breakfast out, as daddy really wants to go to a Waffle House or an IHOP. It's about a 2 hour drive from the resort to the airport.

By the way, if you are ever in this area of Texas, you will notice that they have lots of storage places, strip clubs, buffet restaurants, dollar stores, and very nice looking churches (even if all around them is run-down shacks.)

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