Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day Trip

The weather here this weekend was wonderful! Both Scott and I have had the itch to get out since the weather has been nice so we decided to take advantage of it this past Saturday. We first went to Kent, TX since we were told we could find some interesting fossils there. We did find some cools ones, but not as much as we were expecting. We think we may have been looking in the wrong spot so maybe we can get better directions and try it again. Then after awhile, we took the highway up to Ft. Davis and passed by the McDonald Observatory and ended up in Ft. Davis. It was beautiful scenery. If anyone nearby has not been down there you should go because it is definitely a site to behold. Once we got to Ft. Davis, we decided to keep on going to Alpine, TX. We got to see Sul Ross University there which is the university Scott is thinking about going to through Midland College for his Bachelor's degree and maybe his Masters. While we were there we had dinner at a Mexican restaurant that everyone in the gas station seemed to be unanimous that this restaurant was the place to eat at. It is called La Casita. It was delicious!! Again, if anyone is nearby you have to go visit these places and try this restaurant out. Anyways, here's a few pictures from our trip:

An abandoned school house in Kent, TX

Our little lizard friend that stood still as we took pictures

Some fossils Scott found

Me hunting for fossils

One of the pretty views on our way to Ft. Davis

Scott found this when he was getting rock samples
for his collection

Here's a baby peccary trying to run away
Scott collecting rocks to add to his collection

The view on the highway heading to Ft. Davis

This is Mitre Peak. It was formed by volcanic processes.

Pictures of Scott's Birthday

I know it's taken me awhile to post these, but finally I have been able to so here you go:

Ally & Scott reading their next rounds clues

Jeff, Heather, and Chris

Brittany, Matt, & Ashley

Ashley, Olivia, & Jared

And our victim Caleb

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to Scott!!

This weekend was Scott's 27th birthday. I wanted to do something special for him. So this whole month I have been thinking of ideas of what to do for him. I first thought about just having some friends over for dinner and games and then I thought I could do better than that. So I ended up planning a surprise party for him and invited couples that we have gotten to know and have become friends with. We ended up doing a western themed murder mystery which turned out to be a lot of fun. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Thank you to everyone who came and joined us Saturday night. You made it much more special!

To Scott I hope you had a memorable birthday that you will remember for years to come!

P.S. I will post pictures soon.