Monday, January 19, 2009

Theft, Friends and Fun

Well, obviously it has been quite a while since I last updated the reason being my computer was stolen several weeks ago and I just got my replacement the other day. I was having lunch with my brother at Chili's a couple of Sunday's ago in Robstown - just north of Corpus - and someone busted my window and stole my laptop and GPS. Plus I have been traveling around quite a bit the past month. So, here is what has been going on.

I spent about a week in Corpus staying with Josh, Sheridan and kids and hanging out with Brianne - the blonde in the pics below. I spent the week after Christmas down there and we had a great time. We went to the beach one day and flew kites and jumped off some sand dunes. It was really fun. Sheridan is a great photographer and really got some awesome pics. We also did a thing called "geocaching". It is a worldwide GPS scavenger hunt where you look up coordinates on the website - - and go out and try to find them. It is a lot of fun and there are "caches" hidden all over the world.

The rest of the time I have been spending time with Brianne when possible. She lives in Dallas so we have had to travel quite a bit to see each other but it has been a blast and she is great. We have spent a few days in Dallas -where we went to Six Flags - as well as College Station and even a weekend in Austin for her brother's wedding.

It has been a really fun month but it has not been without bad luck. Besides my truck getting broken in to, I got a speeding ticket on I35 in Austin and I lost my wallet. I had to replace all my credit cards and license as well as the wallet that I had just purchased. But what really stinks is I lost my Freebirds VIP card that allowed me to buy-one-get-one-free EVERYTIME I go. Now I am paying full price again for Freebirds.

Brianne and I at her brother's rehearsal dinner.
Gotta love the crosseyed pics! Always makes me laugh. My mom still tells me that my eyes are going to get stuck like this.

With Hogan and Josh at a burger joint in Corpus.

The Leftwich family at the site of our first "geocaching" find.

Gates and Elisabeth with the first "geocache".

Jumping the dunes at the beach.

More airtime!

Josh taking a leap!

Brianne swinging Beck around.

With two of my favorite kids - Beck and Gates.

Jumping with the Leftwich kids. I have so much fun with those kiddos.

Brianne entertaining the kids at Sheridan's brother's house.