2021 June 30 – July 5, Stu was in S. Padre Island with Shirley’s family. Shirley with Rob, Justin with Nicole and Nicole with Carl. I visited their 9th floor suite from my campground. The two floor suite has a breathtaking view of both the Gulf and the bays behind South Padre Island. Look at Stu’s South Padre camping by clicking here.
Our family tries to vacation together whenever we can. We enjoy cooking and enjoy eating and talking together. Shirley, Justin, Nicole and I each made a dinner. I enjoyed them all. The first diner was their Grandmother’s no cooking Lasagna.
Everyone had two helpings and there was still enough for lunch the next day although they remember Grandmother’s as being more flavorful. As with fine wine, age improves taste.
My favorite of the dinners was a two part effort, Justin with Nicole want fishing with Shirley with Rob while Nicole, Carl and I went to the beach. They caught a bunch of fish and brought them back for the waiting Nicole and Carl to make fresh tacos. Wow.
Mid-July found us saying a temporary “goodbye” to the Austin family. The trip was happy after a year of missing everyone for COVID. The grandchildren have grown up with Justin and Nicole in college and a relationship. Sierra has gone from a happy baby to a joyful young lady and Dylan greeted me for the first time with a big smile. Looking forward to my next visit.