Thanksgiving 2014 followed a similar pattern to last year, except we didn't run the Turkey Trot (I know: lazy a$$es). The day began with lunch at Brook Hollow with Mimi, Bud, Ann and Harriet followed by dinner with Gram, Pop-Pop and Uncle Spencer. Then, still in a turkey coma, we drove to the ranch bright and early Friday morning for Thanksgiving Part III.
Banner insisted on wearing his bike helmet for about 2/3rds of the three hour car ride that morning, because - as he so eloquently put it - "safety first". Eventually, the novelty wore off, though, and the little guy was content to "read" his books for the remainder of the journey. Thank goodness he packed a bunch!
The real reason we got such an early start Friday morning was because we were privy to a secret. Namely, that my brother was (finally!) going to pop the question to his girlfriend, CEO, on top of the peak.
(Spoiler alert: She said "yes!")
|Squeeee! Congrats, you two!|
The rest of the weekend was filled with family, good food, lots of tractor rides, two glorious trips to Eve's and hikes around the ranch. No wonder it is one of Banner's favorite places. Just looking at the following images makes me relaxed and happy. Nothing beats late fall in the Texas Hill Country. It is a magical place.
Here are some of my favorite pics from the weekend: