The first part of the time we spent on break in the United States was spent with Eric’s family in Texas. During our two weeks in town, we were able to do quite a bit…
We took a trip to Galveston,
decorated for Christmas,
Trimming the tree
perused neighborhood Christmas decorations,
Very impressive decorations on a house on Newell
Close up of decorations on the same house
met a new family member,
Meeting our new niece
Meeting our new niece
celebrated Christmas with family,
Christmas Eve carols
ate lots of Mexican food,
Maracas Cocina… thanks for the Christmas present Dana!
OK, this wasn’t actually Mexican. It was South American, from Nazca Kitchen
Matt’s Rancho Martinez with Jeremiah
watched the Cowboys beat the Eagles and the Colts to secure their playoff spot,
reconnected with our cat,
She didn’t want to help set up the tree…
… but enjoyed sitting under it
and drank some good Texas beers.
Lakewood Growler with Eric’s cousin
Thanks to all of our family and friends in Dallas for making our visit a fun one!
The very first leg of our journey involved a very early trip to the airport. Our flight from Denver left at 5:50 am, so we were up by about 3:30. We had everything packed the night before, so it wasn’t too bad. The only almost problem was that Eric couldn’t find his watch. It took the whole family searching (we had stayed at Della’s parents’ house the night before) frantically to find it at the last minute!
Goodbye at the airport
Getting on the plane
Sunrise from the plane
We were able to have a short layover in Dallas which was excellent. Eric’s sister Suzanne made the drive out to the airport so we could spend a little time with her. We enjoyed seeing her, especially because next time we do she will be a mom!
We arrived into LaGuardia in NYC where we took the M60 bus into Manhattan. From there we were able to get on the 6 line to meet Jon (a friend of ours from college). We had an enjoyable afternoon with him, seeing his apartment, meeting his dog, and eating at the Third Avenue Ale House where we both sampled local brews from New York.
Jon, Della and Bering
Eric, Jon and Bering
Ready for some Globe Gazing… also ready to adjust our packs
In the evening, we took the 6 to the E out to Jamaica where we caught the LIRR out to Bridgehampton where we will spend our first few nights away from home with Della’s uncle Richard! We have never been to the Hamptons before and are excited to relax by the beach and pool.