This web page is about our trip to visit Nancy and her family.
We took the van shuttle to Sea Tac on October 9th., and caught a Southwest 737 to Austin. We returned to Yakima on November 9th.
Regretably, I didn't take my Nikon 35mm digital camera. The photos in here were taken with my little Cannon digital camera and my cell phone.
Also, I took many photos. Too many to keep ones interest, so I have included just what I think covers the highlights of our trip.
Elaine and Scruffy.
Marley. Scruffy's neighbor and friend.
Ben had his 15th. birthday while we were there. We held it at Edward's Park near Nancy's house.
Nancy and Katie.
David and Cullen.
Elaine and David. Tom in back ground.
Tom, Arthur, and Courtney.
Ben,Emmy, and Matt.
Some friends from the Bark Park.
There is a park on the San Gabriel River called the Blue Hole. We went there one afternoon.
The Blue Hole.
David at the Blue Hole.
One day we went to an indoor go cart track in Austin.
Go cart building.
On November 5th. we visited the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum which is located on the University of Texas Campus.
Link to LBJ Museum.
Here are some of the photos I took there.
Entrance to building.
This limo had so much armor and protective glass that it weighed 10,000 pounds. And it changed forever they way presidents traveled. Before John Kennedy was shot they rode in open cars and convertables. But that all ended on November 22nd. 1963.
Oval Office circa 1965.
On August 1st.,1966 Charles Whtiman climbed to the observation deck of the Tower armed with a sniper rifle and several hand guns. He shot and killed 14 people and wounded 32 others. He was finally shot and killed by the Austin Police Department.Today, of course there are lots of restrictions regarding visiting the Tower. No bags or purses,back packs or wristlets. Cameras are allowed, but only the camera. No camera bag. And the tours are guided.
One day we went to this privately owned aquarium in Austin. My favorite was this big tank which was about 30 feet around and 4 feet high filled with manta rays. You always think of these creatures as mean and deadly. But the ones in the tank were like puppies. They would swim up to you so you could feed them with shrimp you bought from the museum. And they liked to be petted on the head like you would a dog. Very hard and slimey feel to them.
David and the fish.
Here are some odds and ends.
The Bark Park in Georgetown.
One day we went to Jeff and Jeanette Clum's house for dinner. They made green chilie enchaladas with all that goes with them.
Maggie. Jeff's and Jeanette's dog.
Nancy and Sugar.
That's it for this page.