They say most things in Texas are big, we have met some BIG insects!! It has been fun to catch these bugs and let the kids see first hand and up close the details of each one. Our two favorites have been the stickbug and a huge yellow grasshopper. The pictures should give you an idea of how big the bug is when compared to my hand.
Along the way, we have also seen lots of turtles, spiders and lizards. At first I thought we would not be able to stay here because of the lizards. I have a fear of lizards...thanks MOM!!....anyways, I took a shower the other day with a lizard. I surprised and shocked my family that I did not leave the shower freaking out (that was when I found the lizard in the bike cart)...I basically had a talk with the lizard that went something like this:
ME: Listen lizard , I am hot, itchy and I NEED this shower. If you move, I will kill you. If you look at me, I will kill you. If you think about doing anything out of the ordinary, I will call Chuck Norris and your life will be over.
I think he understood me and we had a deal. Granted he was about 2 inches long, but you never know what kind of friends he might have. The last thing I needed was a hostile lizard take over in the shower. Two words are all you ever need to put the fear into anything.....CHUCK NORRIS!
If you are familiar with our blog you know that we destroyed one of our bikes at the beach. This park has wonderful bike trails and it was a priority to buy new bikes. I am so glad that we did. We have had a lot of fun riding the trails, visiting the waterfalls and exploring this park. I would recommend this park to anyone staying in the Austin area. The park is named McKinney Falls State Park. The host are very nice, bathrooms are clean and its picturesque!
Cory is still actively looking for a job and he has had some great leads thanks to past friends, thank you so much!! He is a little overwhelmed with trying to find work. I know that something will work out, he is still teaching at night and this is wonderful for keeping us on top of food, gas and bills. We could survive on this but we are hoping for something else too.
Drake was able to start school this week!!! It's been so fun being able to work with him again. He loves the science and history. Math has been challenging, but it's moving along. His least favorite subjects are grammar and writing.
|Yes, we are the family that puts a harness on our cat and then expects it to walk.|
|This is how we walk and exercise our cat.|
|Yep..that's Rye walking our cat..LOL|
We are moving to a new location on Wednesday and this will be for a month. Cory has several leads in Austin and we feel like we need to stay and see what happens with them. We are staying in a nice RV park. Yay we will have a sewer hook up again...it's the little things that bring us joy and happiness!!