Sunday, September 24, 2006

To Another Five Years

Rachel and Rob vacationed in San Antonio over the weekend for their 5-Year Anniversary. Can you believe it? We stayed in a fabulous 19th Century B&B on the famed Riverwalk. Our room literally looked down onto the water. After two days of walking up and down the Riverwalk, we got bored and dove to our favorite Mexican restaurant in Texas: Trudy's. Anyone who has been to Trudy's knows that the 90-mile drive to Austin wasn't too far out of the way. Lastly - unrelated news - Rachel found out she passed part 3 of the CPA exam. That's 3 down, 1 to go. What a smarty-pants!

Free creme brule at Pesca - Portugese for "really good seafood"

Our B&B - our room is the top right corner ... it was rad

A trip to SA is never complete until you visit the Alamo

Trudy's in Austin

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Summer Vacation (pt 3)

Ah, summertime on the beautiful Oregon coast. Travel 5 miles inland and the sky opens up and the temperature increases 30 degrees.

Chris & Heather and the "banana jump"

Andy & Rachel picking wild blackberries. Now in Texas and they want us to pay $4 for a tiny carton...

The family enjoying a game of Settlers. Rachel won one round, Chris probably won one as well - he doesn't like to lose. Rob had great positioning one round with a monopoly on brick and wheat, but he was no match for Josh's cunning.

On our way up the coast to Newport, we encountered two traffic jams. The second was bad enough for our caravan to ditch plans and return home. On the way home we stopped by a hole-in-the-wall fish market. What a fun little adventure. Two fishermen stopped by with their Coleman full of 40 Dungenouss crabs. Here, Josh inspects the fresh catch.

All the ladies cringe as the crabs boil in hot water. Andy and Chris (like Rob) see a great photo op. We also bought a couple pounds of clams, crab, and halibut for a killer seafood chowder.

Returning to TX, we stop by Boise to visit Sarah. Sarah takes us to downtown Boise - a groovy place indeed!

Rachel and Rob at the groovy breakfast bistro in Boise.