8/20: Oklahoma to Texas to Oklahoma

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On the way to visit Texas from my parent’s house in Oklahoma (it’s an hour or two away from the border), my nephew was playing with my camera. I think his dad should invest in some photography classes for him. He took a real liking to it right off and seemed to take some really cool pictures!

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This one is his sister. From what I learned of her, this picture captures her completely.

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My nieces had an over-abundant fascination with Transformers. It was fun to sit in the front seat and listen to them talking about trucks, Transformers and all manner of cars. Several times, I had to remind myself that they were 14 and 15, leave them alone (when they’d get something wrong or whatnot). The price of being older and, supposedly, wiser: learning to hold one’s tongue.

That got me in trouble early on in this visit. One of my brothers now refuses to speak to me because I was biting my tongue. He’d make some smart-ass comment to get a rise out of me and I decided to not take the bait. I’d rather just zip my lips and smile. Oh, well. The price of being older.

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My dad loves to make mean faces at the camera. It’s actually cute.

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Yes. That’s me. I was hiding behind a tree from the nephew with the camera.

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I got the camera back and started taking random pictures of the family at the Texas Welcome Center.

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The nephew that loved my camera.

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Trying to get everyone on the Texas Star for a family photo. This took awhile…

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This is about as good as it gets but it’s actually a really cool picture.

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Caiden and Brendan thought it was great fun to slide down the star. Brendan landed on his feet and ran off the edge with the momentum. Caiden … slid … and …

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landed on his butt. He quickly realized, this was the worst thing to do.

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My niece setting up Optimus Prime for a photo shoot of him “on Texas.”

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And we all start heading back to our two cars.

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And back out again to do some dusk-swimming. It was fun in Oklahoma; there were plenty of places to just jump in the water and cool off (in the luke-warm water) and we did it, at least once, every day. So, Texas and swimming in one day. Is there anything better, Jen?

Of course, more later… Still have Wed & Thurs, if I have pictures. I’ll have to look through them.

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