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The Wild Wild West

Wait a second… I moved south? But there are all kinds of interesting wildlife here (besides the women of TV of course)

They’ve got wild hogs, stick bugs, asps, armadillos, and all kinds of wildflowers in Texas.  Its no secret that I’m a big fan of birds of prey though.  Take a look at what perched on our neighbors house recently:

I wish there was something near him to give you a reference.  I think he stood about 2 feet tall.

Then there are the beautiful flowers that Rachel enjoy’s photographing:

And this one is a cactus bloom:

Of course Ty and Minnie are fearless when it comes to bugs, spiders, slimys and squigglies.  Doesn’t help that they encourage this sort of behavior at school in the name of ‘learning’.  pft.

Minnie recently found a catepillar and nursed it until it was ready to cacoon. When she finally came out, she wasn’t what we expected, but we were floored by her beauty anyhow.

And saving the best for last.  The kids get so excited over this stuff, you can’t get away with walking past things like these w/out taking a picture!

This guy should have played more frogger:

See if you can do any better than this guy!

Teksas Tawk

Now, if you’re gonna say things Texans say, you’ve got to be sure to get the pronunciation right. Here are a few tips:

In Texas, the “g” in the suffix “ing” is silent. Thus, “fixing to” becomes “fixin’ to.”

chester drawers: that piece of furniture you put your socks in.

nuther thing: another thing

hairyew: a greeting used when one wants to discern the physical and emotional wellbeing of his/her companion.

ah’mo: I am going to. E.g.: “Ah’mo get back to work.”

sure’nuff: (one word). Used as a superfluous question in place of “Really?” or “Is that right?” Also used as an adverb in sentences.

rench: the process of laving with water, possibly to remove soap or shampoo. You can also “rench out” socks, if you’ve a mind to.

warsh: the process one engages in before renching.

Walburg German Restaurant

German Food, yum!

German Food, yum!

This fabulous little restaurant serves excellent German food in the metropolis of Walburg, TX.  We enjoyed wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten, wurst, meatballs. spätzle Pronunciation and more!  They have a nice buffet with most of the items on the menu, which goes for about $15/person.  Unfortunately, that is about the same price as most of the items on the menu, so I’m guessing their regulars rarely venture to order off the menu.

The place was packed out quickly on a Friday night, and we left right before the live music started (around 7:30).  The restaurant is laid out VERY casually, almost a ‘picnic’ theme.  The shelves are adorned with steins, and various German memorabilia.

Larry recommended a pint of Spaten, which I enjoyed immensly.

The only notable disappointment was the chicken Rachel had ordered, which had arrived not fully cooked (raw in center), so we asked them to put it back on the grill for a couple minutes.  Half an hour passes, and our waitress is no where to be found.  Larry finally got up and hunted down a waitress and asked her to find out about the chicken.  She comes back out and says it’ll be a few more minutes.   I’m guessing they took it back and set it down and forgot about it.  I’m not sure what was going on with our waitress, or why she was no where to be found, but poor Rachel got the short end of the stick. Then to add insult to injury, it would appear that the potatoes were seasoned with something non-gluten free, because she was sick the rest of the weekend.

So, in summation..  If you’re hunkering for some good German food (or beer!) , don’t have any allergies, and prefer to get up to get your own food, then you should check out Walburg Restaurant.

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