Of course its another blistering day in Austin, don't you just love Texas weather?
Well, Scott arrived last night and is spending a glorious day with his nieces, they are going on a field trip I believe! Brenda had a hiccup, her flights got switched at the last minute and will arrive tonight around 8:00 with almost no sleep whatsoever. I am spending my day with my kids and nieces, anxiously awaiting Brenda's arrival!
We are heading to pick up Ron C. Baker, Sr. tomorrow and hang out in Ft. Worth for the day, heading back for dinner tomorrow night. Spiffie and Chasing are working the Netroot Nation convention and will hook up with us sometime Saturday, we were going to pop over and say hello at the convention, but with Brenda's delay, not sure if we can do that, although we will certainly try!
Will Eifert is still shooting to come, but had a hiccup as well, hopefully he will write an article about it, because the story in itself was amusing to me...
Darro and his wife are a tentative, but we are still hopeful. I know there are several others who have expressed interest and said they would be there, so I will let you know as more info gets firmed up.
I will keep you updated as to what is going on here :L)
Thursday July 17th... Picked up Brenda at the Austin airport and we are cooking dinner with my family tonight, of course we can't have a guest without the Texas Steak Dinner with Baked Potatoes and all the fixin's! Ron is excited as we pick him up around 1:00 p.m. tomorrow in beautiful Glen Rose Texas.
Scott has been hanging out at the college this afternoon and working on another article about the vinemeet. Hopefully I will have some pictures to post tomorrow after we meet for dinner.
Friday July 18th... Well as with anything, there have been plans changed! Brenda, Scott and I are driving to pick up Ron in Glen Rose and then having dinner in Ft. Worth, we will head back to Austin after we get done. This will give them all an opportunity to see my hometown and experience Austin, as well.
Wish us luck, 4 viners in one car for several hours... what will we talk about?
Friday was fun, we drove to pick up Ron, decided by the time we got there that it might be better to head back, we had lunch/dinner in the typical Texas Roadhouse... in Clifton, TX no less.... Got Ron and Scott settled down the freeway from Brenda and I and we all crashed, but the day was fun, getting to know everyone was a blast!
Saturday July 19th, nothing like being awoken to the sound of Will's voice... he took great pleasure in letting me know at 6:30 a.m. that he was at the airport waiting to get on his flight to Austin, of course I really couldn't be that upset with him, as he had already been up for awhile on another flight, so the shear effort he was going to negated any grumpy sleepless moment. He gets in at 10:45 and the goal is to have this motley crue meet him at the airport, although thus far we have been unable to do anything on time :L)
Will arrived and we are finally at the house! Getting ready to head for all of the supplies, food, beer and liquor and I will post pictures later! We are heading to watch the bats after everyone arrives and then hanging out here tonight...
Today we are hanging around downtown Austin, trying to beat the heat, the party at the house will start around 4:00 p.m.
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