Journey to West Texas

David loves his Grandparents. All of them. But he was particularly excited to visit his Papa in Texas who is a cow doctor and works at the cow hospital (kind of). 
We hopped a couple flights and spent a long Memorial Day weekend in Farwell, Tx. It is a small town on the border of New Mexico. It is dairy country. It is farm fields. There are trains. David’s dream come true!
Bear shared his window seat with David.
Cracking pecans with Papa/
David likes pecans 🙂
The local donut shop had sausage and egg biscuits that could keep you full for a week.
We saw LOTS of trains
The storms rolled through Farwell and hit Lubbock and Dallas instead.
“Cows eat GRASS!” – David
Lots of cows at Papa’s work. 
No, David, you can’t bring one home.
We got to see a horny toad too!
We are so lucky to have David. And David is so luck to have such awesome grandparents! 
Not pictured is the Lubbock Zoo. The Cannon Airforce base air show, and fresh pecan pie.
Until next time!

Texas Day 3

Today was a relax day. A bit of shopping. Evening church service and a prime rib dinner. We head home to Virginia tomorrow where it will be back at work. But not before I get a whirlwind trip to Wilmington in to try and find some winter red fish. Merry Christmas!

Sunset before the church service. Not a cloud in the sky. 
45 minutes later, it was nearly pitch black. 

Vegetarians, we are not. 

Texas Day 2

I woke for a morning run on the Texas high plains. The frost and cold air made for a trying run in the 4,000′ elevation change. The baby went a bit crazy today and grandma got to feel the big kicks. Grandpa liked his new baby book, baby got his first sporting outfit. As a Viking fan, I am having a bit of trouble with this one but I think ill get over it 🙂

What Houston Has to Offer

I’ve been sent to Houston for a month of hard work, but somehow, my fly rod ended up in my hotel room. I’ve got some plans for some urban outings over the next few weeks that will hopefully provide for some cool footage, and, hopefully, my first carp on the fly, among other species.

I’ve noticed there are some great resources down here including the Texas Fly Fishers, a huge organization of fly fishing enthusiasts. I may end up trying to connect with them if time allows. I’ll keep you all posted.

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Update:

See the video “Carpocalypse” showing the culmination of my Houston experience HERE.