Monday, September 26, 2016

Austin Museum Day

September 18th was Austin Museum Day. 35 Austin Museums were free and open to the public. We made it to one museum after church, the Texas Memorial Museum. This is the first time Lil' Bro has been to the Memorial Museum since he was about 3 months old. He had a great time!
Texas Pterosaur
Diplo femur

Sunday, September 18, 2016

LBJ National Park

On Labor Day we visited the LBJ State and National Park in Johnson City.
We brought our lunch and enjoyed a picnic.
The boys found a little frog and let it go in the grass. Then they found a BIG frog in the tree!
Then we visited the Sauer Beckmann Farm. It is a living farm from the late 1800s who were neighbors to the Johnsons.
We picked some eggs from the chicken coop and learned all about how food was cooked in the kitchen.
Then we took the driving tour of the LBJ Ranch. This was the one-room schoolhouse where President Johnson went to school.
We pulled over to the side of the road so Mommy could feed Baby Bro. The big boys oogled the cows.
Then we stopped at the Texas White House, President and Lady Bird Johnson's home on the ranch.
Under the hanger, we peeked in "Air Force One Half." The Johnson ranch has an airstrip, but it was not sturdy enough to handle Air Force One. President Johnson would fly into Austin or San Antonio and then take a helicopter or this smaller Air Force One plane to the Johnson ranch.
The boys were great! 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Date Day

Lil' Bro went back to school on August 30th, so Nicholas and I had a Date Day (with Baby Bro in tow). We started at the Hope Outdoor Gallery, a graffiti park downtown. 
The view of Austin from the the top.
Then we went to lunch at the Shake Shack, a place I had been wanting to try. The food was good, but there are other places we like much better. I judge my burger places based on the non-beef burger options because I don't eat beef.
Before picking Lil' Bro up from school, we stopped at Stouthaus for a little caffeine. It was a great day visiting some fun Austin spots.