Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Family Fun

On my way home from Texas I stopped in Colorado Springs for 5 days to see my family! My grandparents, brother and sister-in-law, and all 5 nieces and nephews were there, along with the ones that already live there :) I had so much fun playing and shopping and getting donuts. I landed back in Germany on Christmas Eve and pretty much slept until I had to go back to work today.
We went to Pixie Skate, which is my favorite thing to do when I visit. The kids are adorable and it is hilarious to watch the other kids eat it. It brings back so many memories of fat lips and sore knees. I had a few dates with these cuties and had so much fun being with family.

She doesn't realize her skates are locked :) 
Check out the pioneer girl in the helmet...

The newest addition, Olivia!!!

After 5 minutes the children need coaxing from the parents

She's not listening

She's really not listening

Safe and sound at home!

Me and my Grandparents!

Babies holding babies

The boys

Me and Jackson on a whole new friend level. I love it :)

My brother and his girl 

More babies holding babies

Cousin fun at the kid table. The circle of life.

She's a Burt

Paula making me laugh so hard I cried. I think she was trying to pronounce a spanish word.

More boys!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cruising Kitchens

I found this place while I was lost, looking for my hotel in San Antonio. . I could definitely see myself driving one of these one day. Especially if the military doesn't work out. Haha. I have always and will always love the idea of being a gypsy. I don't think I would actually love it, but it's okay to be in love with an idea.
They also have a sitting area that looks like they serve food. I went to check it out today but it was closed, so I went to Bento's instead and got the "best empanada in the free world". It was pretty good. Their fish taco was supposed to be amazing but I've had way better. I normally don't notice that with food, but I know I've had better fish tacos than that. I'm a bad critic since I love it so much. I usually don't have anything bad to say, but this taco was way too fishy. There, I'm a food critic.
Here are some pictures of Cruising Kitchen that I stole from the internet.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thanksgiving in San Antonio

I'm in Texas for a while and was able to spend Thanksgiving with some friends from my year in Wichita Falls. They are avid Harley riders and participate in an annual group ride for the Basic Trainees at Lackland AFB. I got to tag along and ride on the back of Jill's trike and it was so much fun. There were around 150 riders and we just escorted a few buses filled with Air Force recruits to the Harley shop where they ate Thanksgiving dinner.
Afterwards we ate at their house and had a great time catching up. The weather is amazing here so riding in late November is perfect!

Art & Jill and her trike

Art and his sweet ride

Riding buddies

I'm most definitely the nerd in the mirror :)

Line of bikes returning from the ride

Non-riders supporting the troops!

Basic Trainees on their way to get some food without being yelled at :)

Javelina Harley-Davidson