04 September 2009

Friday Follies

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's on the road we go!

Survived another week at the farm. Had a major regulatory audit this past week and we passed with flying colors. People tend to get nervous and paranoid (aka cranky) when these audits come around and things get tense, but we made it through and things are looking calmer now. Now we can focus back on our system upgrade when we go live the end of this month. I am grateful to have made it to the weekend!

Since I have been doing all of this system testing over the past 9 months, I have not taken much vacation (aside of the Seattle road trip) so I have a bunch of vacation to burn before the end of the year. So the frau and I (& dog) are hitching up the wagon and making a short haul west to San Antonio for a rally. Will spend a few days in SA with a small detour to Austin on Monday to check out my college investment. San Antonio is a cool place to visit. Lots of things to see/do. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the Alamo, The River Walk, the Mission Trail, the Botanical Gardens, the Japanese Tea Gardens, Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, El Mercado, the King Williams Historic District, Tower of the Americas. So much to do, so little time.

First time out in the trailer for the dog, so this should make for an interesting weekend. This weekend marks the 4th week of Grayson's 2nd round of HW treatment so he is officially off house restriction. Vet says he is doing great and has greenlighted him for this trip, so we are taking this opportunity to show him something other than our backyard. Time to cut loose and hit the trail.

Happy Trails!


Rock Chef said...

A group of friends and I play games with toy soldiers. One of them is starting a collection to recreate the wars between Mexico and Texas/USA. Should be fun, especially The Alamo. I want to play John Wayne!

agg79 said...

If you ever make it over to this side of the pond, you gotta go check it out. You'd make a good Davy Crockett.

terri said...

Sounds like a much needed and well-deserved break. Glad to hear Grayson has been paroled. I'm sure he was getting a little stir crazy too. Have a great time!

Abby said...

I was in San Antonio once. Briefly. We did the River Walk before I had to catch a plane. Better than nothing, I suppose.

Yay for Grayson. I hope he's a good traveller!