Today they were shearing the sheep at Fanthorp Inn. Unfortunately they were rained out this afternoon, but before that happened we learned that sheep look awkward without their fleece.
Live oak trees are the best, because they're perfect for climbing.
Excuse us for being total hipsters, but we were into hammocking before it was cool. We are, however, ecstatic that other people have realized how wonderful hammocks are.
We'll admit that Texas doesn't have the beautiful beaches of South Florida or the Caribbean, but they're close to home and have their own charm. For example, sea glass is trash turned treasure.
The day you've been waiting for is here: we've braved the park rangers and potholes to try out McFaddin Beach, the 'unofficial' nude beach of the Texas Gulf Coast, and we're here to report back on the intricacies of skinnydipping on the Bolivar Peninsula.
Today we had to spend some time at IAH. Normally airports aren't the first place you think of for healthy food, and IAH is no exception. There's a lot of fast food and local Houston restaurant chains. In Terminal C, however, there's at least one source of healthy, gourmet, and organic munches: Camden Food Co. They have tons of premium sodas, including the delicious (-ly sugary) Bruce Cost unfiltered ginger ale, as well as chips, energy bars, chocolate bars (bacon sea salt chocolate, anyone?), coffee, and a well-stocked salad bar. It's an obvious choice for travelers like us who prefer not to subject ourselves to McDonalds and Sbarro.
Other healthier choices at IAH include Cat Cora's Kitchen in Terminal E, and Real Food Company and Upper Crust in Terminal C. In Terminals A, B, and D, you're out of luck.
Blue days, all of them gone,
Nothin' but blue skies from now on.
- Willie Nelson, Blue Skies (1978)
The cold snap is over and we're enjoying wonderful spring weather again.