Monday, April 14, 2008

Fun Weekend

We were finally able to find a few hours to head to Round Rock on the motorcycle for a late anniversary dinner compliments of Samantha and Brandon (it had taken this long due to scheduling problems with sporting events). It was a wonderful place. The meal was awesome. Brandon and Greg got steak and Samantha and I got the grouper/shrimp that was the special of the day. The bottle of wine was superb. And the bread pudding for dessert was absolutely to die for. It was an outstanding early dinner!!
This is in the waiting area.
The cigar bar (I just peeped in to take a picture since none of us smoke cigars.)
The dining area.
Then Brandon had gotten us tickets to see the Round Rock Express which is the farm team for the Houston Astros. The ballfield is almost in their back yard so we didn't have too far to go.
It was a beautiful night for a baseball game. The Express team got spanked but there was always something fun going on between innings.
This is the mascot. All we could figure out is he is a train "conductor"...to go with the Express...
We had a great time at the game. The next day, everyone joined us in Round Rock for lunch and to celebrate Greg's birthday. Brandon is quite the cook. He made roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, green beans, and a great pasta salad. For dessert, he had made a couple of cheesecakes. He had never made this particular recipe before and he has decided that he didn't like it as well as his original recipe. But I didn't hear anyone complain.......
We convinced Brandon to whip up some bananas foster. He also did what I guess would be pineapple foster. Served over vanilla ice cream, it was scrumptious!! That is the pesky nephew Lucas peeping over Brandon's shoulder. I think he was afraid to get too close....
Brandon has always loved playing with fire. But I think the first time he did this it scared even him!!!
We headed home, ready to start the week after a fun weekend!! Thanks, Samantha and Brandon, for being great hosts!!

3 comments:

dieterich said...

For the record, we offered to take you guys much closer to your anniversary. Scheduling conflicts made this happen so late. :-) Better late than never, right??

We had a great time with you guys this weekend. As always, you are welcome to come down this way any time. Do some shopping and then we'll do some cooking. ;-)

Kristy said...

looks like fun.
k

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