Day at Denton – 16 Nov 13

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Spent the day out at Denton. Wandered around the main square and had lunch at Cartwrights Ranch House on the main square. Great burgers and excellent Jalepenos wrapped in chicken and bacon. Then looked in a bunch of shops and a couple of Antique Malls. Sooooooooooo much stuff and all sooooooo cheap!

Ashley found a Scooby Doo and Brenton decided on a Sponge Bob Square Pants version of the Game of Life. Mummy won the first game.

Keira-Lee found a Purple Fiesta Ware Jug and a Pillsbury Doughboy Cookie Jar!

Daddy just got a cup of lemonade spilt over him at lunch!

Finished the day of with an ice cream. Great ice cream!

McKinney Town Visit

McKinney Town Visit

Spent the day in McKinney just North of Dallas. Great day. Started with Brunch at a little cafe. Keira-Lee ordered Toasted Ham and Cheese on French Toast. It came sprinkled with icing sugar and had strawberry jam on the side. Was not very nice! Looked in a bunch of Antique Shops and found a few pieces we might get once we find a house. Only purchase was a set of graduated jugs. Would recommend a visit to McKinney!

High School Football

High School Football

Went to our first High School Football Game. Still don’t understand the rules but I am sure I will get used to it. Towards the end of the first quarter Brenton asked when the “Real Football” (aka AFL) was starting. Very funny! Ashley liked the sparkly clothes of the Marching Girls! Supported the Rockwall Yellow Jackets for the night.

Our Transport in Dallas

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We asked for a large vehicle to get all our bags to the Apartment. 18 Checked in Bags and ten or so carry on. They gave is a Ford Expedition. Everything got in and we could have put more bags as well. After our keys were stoled from a trolley in Walmart Avis replaced the Expedition with another monster truck. This time a GMC Yukon! Next day we went to Avis and asked to drop to a standard SUV as we didn’t want to drive Monster Trucks around Dallas roads.

Perth to Dallas

A long flight across from Perth to Sydney and then Sydney to Dallas. Kids were perfect the whole way. Used points to upgrade us all to Business Class. Was well worth it and that’s what points are for! Ashley was a little sick for the last few hours before we arrived in Dallas. Cleared Immigration and Customs without any delay. Welcome to Dallas and head on through!!!!!IMG_1375IMG_1376IMG_0374IMG_0029 IMG_0028 IMG_0027 IMG_0026 IMG_0025 IMG_0024 IMG_0023 IMG_0022IMG_0031 IMG_0030

Visa Approved!

Easiest part of the process today. Answered a few questions and visa was approved. Now just to wait for passports to be sent back. Could depart as early as next Tuesday night!!!!! So much to do and so little time!!!!!