We did our traditional Texas Triangle: DFW -> El Paso -> Houston -> DFW, though we had a few detours this time. For Matt's birthday, we spent the night at Indian Lodge in Fort Davis. We really enjoyed getting to hike in the mountains and the stars were absolutely breathtaking! As we were pretty much out in the middle of the desert, we were able to see the largest number of stars I have ever seen. It was very cool and I highly recommend it!
|The lodge was built by the CCC in the 1930s-- so cool to stay in a place with its history|
|The white building you see in the distance was the lodge.|
|I <3 Texas|
|Matt got his birthday apple pie!|
|One of Matt's brothers took 'family portraits' of us with Matt's new drone.|
|Matt thought it was a great idea to have the drone hover in |
front of us. The wind had other ideas. Glad I have fast reflexes!
|My niece posing by one of Matt's presents that turned out|
to be a very tall bluetooth speaker. Awesome gift :)
|One of the things we gave our niece was a Goldie Blox building set|
|We had a lot of fun showing her how to make gears and|
other moving components (hey, I'm not the engineer here) work
Matt is keeping busy at work and we are also in the house-hunting process! Since I will be starting a 'real' job at a local university in the fall, we decided now is the right time to move and buy a house. We are currently deciding between building new vs. buying a pre-owned home, but I am excited for whatever the result. We will for sure be getting a garage which will be a HUGE upgrade from life right now, especially with this cold weather. Plus, we will be able to get a dog once we move in, so I'm very excited for that!
So that's a brief life update right now. I hope everyone's 2015 is off to a good start! Any house-hunting advice you would have to offer? We're all ears!