Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Everything is bigger in Texas

I had a great time in Texas with Cath. I should say, I had a great time while I was in an air conditioned environment! OH MY GOD IT WAS HOT! Now I grew up in Virginia. It was hot. It was humid. But I have lived in California for 10 or so years now (wow, has it been that long?), and I am obliviously not used to the humidity anymore. I really thought I was going to die.

Other than the heat, I had a great time. Cath had her party to celebrate two years of Mama Llama business at an awesome Tex-Mex restaurant. There were a lot of people there, and it was really fun to see all of her "fans".
Me and Cath's Family

I also got to see her super secret dying process. She was even so kind as to let me make my own colorway. She dyed it since I was too afraid that I would screw it up! I really like this proud of my first creation! I can't remember if Cath named it, or if I did. So I present you.....


If you must have some, and I know you do, MamaLlama can help you out!

Also in Texas, I introduced Chris and Cath to geocaching. Both thought I was a big dork when I explained it to them, but once we got out and actually found a cache (pronounced cash. CHRIS), both of them thought it was fun! Even Brandon got into it. He was the "leader" when he carried around the GPS.
Follow me guys!

While we at one cache site, I saw a beautiful bug crawling on the ground. It was HUGE and bright RED! It really was pretty. No one knew what it was so when I got to the computer I searched for a big red fuzzy ant. Turns out it was a Velvet ant. The name is deceiving because it's not an ant at all.... It was a wingless WASP! Now if you know me at all, you know I am terrified of bees and wasps. TERRIFIED. To the point that Greg wants me to go get hypnotized to get over my fear. It's that bad.
It's also called a cow killer.... Yikes!

Guess everything really IS bigger in Texas!


Tonyia said...

Gorgeous lillypad!

Hey, we love geocaching! What's your name on geocaching? We're 20AcresNoSheep. Who'd have guessed, eh?

Anonymous said...

Wow - leave the wilderness ALONE in Texas - you just never know!!

I've tried letterboxing, but never Geocaching (yet). Looks like you all had fun!