Monday, June 20, 2016

Father's Day 2016 Redux!

(Continuing along with the #OneWeekDailyBlogging Event from Emy . . .)

Hey all! I hope everyone had a great Father's Day yesterday! I know my family really went out of their way to make it a great one for me, and I appreciate them so much. I wasn't even expecting the day to be as cool as it was!  Here's what happened:

I woke up. ;) Ok, let's start at the exciting stuff . . . donuts!

I don't know if I've ever talked about this before on this blog, but our family likes to do something called "Saturday Morning Donut Adventure." My wife took it upon herself to drive us an hour away to a completely ordinary donut shop in Marble Falls, TX. Because, while it's important to enjoy a good donut, it's also very important to take an adventure along your way there.  We have visited several donut shops in Austin, TX, but we've never been out this way, and it a very beautiful and winding drive through some pretty country.

The Colorado river runs right through the heart of this town and a large park rests right off of Highway 281 called Lakeside Park.  They had little picnic table areas where the tables were made of what appeared to be solid Marble.  We were more interested in all the spiders we found in the picnic area.  I couldn't get a good shot of all the varieties of spiders hanging above our table, and we didn't stay long enough to disturb them too much.

The river/lake was beautiful though and the day was perfect.  I managed to snap a picture of a couple of balloons floating into the air that some people nearby released.

It makes you wonder if they were releasing them for their father's.  That's kind of a cool way to say I miss you, right?

After we got home, I sat down again to play some more Pirate101.

I helped Desdemona find her love, which was no small task . . . Those sneeple in Aquila were none too happy to see us again!  Too make a long story short . . . Bad Pedro and Friendly Thomas both leveled up, and it felt like a natural stopping point for the day.

One of the gifts I got for Father's Day was a DVD copy of Zootopia, so we sat down as a family to watch it . . . and promptly lost the kids (who had other things to watch lol) . . . but the adults had a great time watching it! I loved the scene where, aptly enough, there was another "donut adventure" of sorts.

The day rounded out with a steak dinner with Pablano Pepper rice.  It was amazing . . . even more amazing, I didn't have to cook it.

It was a great Father's Day, and I love my family for making it so special for me.

Happy Dueling!


Chrissy The Blesser said...

I am glad you had such a wonderful Father's Day. You are one of the best Dads I know and every time I watch you with your kidlets you are doing the Daddy thing SO well. You deserve to be spoiled and I am thrilled they did it so brilliantly. Thank you for sharing it with us. :D

Anne Radcliffe said...

That's very sweet, Tom. Donuts do seem to be a big thing in Texas, I noticed when I visited there a couple of years ago. I was surprised by all the donut places!

'Sam' spent his Father's Day (with me) driving some 5 hours to North Carolina to pick up the young dancer from her first Summer intensive of the year (more are coming, since she got scholarships for them!), and then driving 5 or so hours back. The young dancer in question gave him a very sweet (and funny) card, thanking him for spending Father's Day doing just that. Ah, a Dad's work... :)

Stingite said...

@Chrissy: Thank you so much! It was great to be spoiled.

@Anne: All the donut places struck me as well, so I felt like I had to do my part. *pats tummy*

Congrats to that amazing young dancer of yours!! Tell Sam hello for me. :)