Monday, February 23, 2009

oh the weekend...

This weekend I traveled to Austin/Houston for Alex's birthday bash. A lot of driving, but totally worth it! Met up with the boys at Beluga Sushi in Round Rock Friday night. That place is fantastic! We had our own private room, no shoes allowed, and the table was set into the floor, so you basically sat at floor level with your feet underneath (check out the main image on their website). After a LOT of sushi ($230 worth) we made our way to a Hookah bar. I've never been to one before, it was far out! Totally right up my alley (and completely legal, btw, click here for info on what a hookah bar is). Hung out, did a little karaoke, stayed up late, woke up late, had a great homemade breakfast on Saturday morning and then we made our way to Skydive Houston. By the time we got there, they'd already made their last runs, but we did get to see the helicopter do it's thing. Completely awesome!!

We had bbq with the Skydive Houston folks, and crashed upstairs in their bunkhouse (bunkbeds! woohoo!). Up early on Sunday morning and while the boys got ready to skydive (I'm still sick and didn't skydive this time), I met Rob in Cypress for breakfast. It was SO good to see him, I miss that boy! Back at the ranch the boys had already done their thing, and it was our turn to go up in the helicopter! I got to sit copilot AND take photos of Alex as he jumped (twice). It was super cold up there (temp drops 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet), especially with the doors off (freaky!!) and we had the nifty headseats so we could talk to each other. I got some great shots of Alex jumping, and he got some of me too (on his way out of the helicopter, hehe) . I'll post the video as soon as he gets it together.

There sure were a lot of parenthetical things going on in the previous paragraph. :) Anyway...

Left town at 3 yesterday and took Jake back to Austin, then it was back to Abilene for me. I made it to the house just before 9, so I made damn good time! And no, I don't speed (too much), especially on 183. The cops freakin live on that road.

Stay tuned for more photos and videos!

2 comments:

Lysa said...

hey girl..sounds like you had a great weekend. I love beluga sushi, i eat there a lot!!! love the pics :)

Leslie Hutchins said...

You are having such a great time. I love the photo, it must be quite an experience and view. Can't wait to see the video.