Well so we returned from our trip to Houston to see Phil and Kathleen over a month ago... and here're some pictures from the trip!
Ethan did surprisingly well in the car for 12 hours. We made multiple stops, and I think we had braced ourselves for the worst. So when he only screamed twice for extended periods (like 10 minutes) of time it felt like we were doing great! We stopped in Oklahoma City and Dallas on the way down and on the way back.
It POURED rain all the way from Wichita to Oklahoma City. But we had made plans to see the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, so we stopped there anyway. We couldn't see any of the gardens outdoors but luckily they had an indoor arboretum that was pretty dang cool too. The rain was dripping through the ceiling and off of the plants anyway so we got pretty soaked after all. (I used the point-and-shoot almost the whole trip. I LOVE the macro feature on that camera!)
Of course I demanded that we go to IKEA while we were there. It was only a few minutes away from where they live! Lucky. And we went to the park, and we went to Galveston, and we went to Kemah boardwalk... and some other things too. But this is getting too long.
Thanks Phil and Kathleen! It was lots of fun. We'll come visit you at the next cool place you live too!
Oh and another thing that was super cool was that we got to see my grandparents who were traveling down from Manhattan (we missed their visit there) to Austin! We just both happened to be in Oklahoma City at the same time, so they treated us to dinner. It worked out so nicely.