Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jake's trip

Well, better late than never! Here are a few pictures of Jake's trip down here in early June. We tried to show him all the best of Texas, from blistering hot days to fly fishing to family reunions where you don't know anybody. All in all, though, I think he might have had a decent time!

Here he's not actually scowling, but squinting. It was very bright. And little does he know he still has almost five hours to go in the car.

Thank goodness he had a traveling companion/fuzzy pillow.

The day after we got there, John and Mills gave Jake the grand tour of Texas A&M University. Sorry, Dana, he's already signed up to be in the ROTC program.

And, of course, the one thing the boy wanted to see in Texas was 3 1/2 hours away from us. So we loaded up in the car and drove all the way to San Antonio to see the Alamo. 'Twas a good trip, despite the distance!

While there, we had the obligatory Mexican meal, which we all enjoyed (though Jake doesn't look it).

Next up: fishing. We took Amadeus along so yours truly could get some training in.

And though Jake already knew how to fly-fish, Tom graciously provided additional lessons.

Then on to the Bing family reunion, set in historic Oakwood, TX--a town to which time has not been kind. Anybody feeling multi-cultural?

The one business still open in Oakwood is the bank. John and Mills tell me that it has been closed on family reunion weekends in the past. Why? In honor of Jefferson Davis's birthday.

That closes our trip! Thanks for coming to visit us, Jake. Amadeus misses you!


  1. Wow, nice complete trip for the Jakester! The Alamo!?! You guys must really like him to take that day trip. Sounds like a fun time but I wouldn't know it from all the rain clouding up your site here :) Nasty in Hempstead is it?

  2. It's actually pretty darn wet! Last week parts of Houston were flooded; the mosquitoes are now the size of DC-3's.

  3. Great post! I especially love the shots of Jake and Amadeus. Looks like you all did a lot of fun things in spite of the weather. Even changed the background to water on the window didn't you? Jake hasn't graduated school yet so you're not too late!