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Labor Day Weekend 2010

September 12, 2010

My wife and I (MackTheWife?) spend Labor Day weekend with some friends in a cabin in the Texas Hill Country.  It was very relaxing.

The prickly pears were in bloom.

Prickly Pears In Bloom

We had lunch in Fredericksburg.

Mmmmmm Beer

Anti-aircraft Gun

We visited the Admiral Nimitz Museum.

Very Large Screw

The next morning we hiked up Enchanted Rock.

Atop Enchanted Rock Looking West

I Heart Enchanted Rock

We saw lots of wildlife over the weekend.

Fat Lizard on Enchanted Rock

Black and White Lizard


Tiny Lizard


Praying Mantis

We also saw deer, bats, toads, turtles, fish, and two scorpions.  The scorpions were in our cabin.

Lessons Learned: the best way to kill a scorpion on the ceiling is to attach duct tape to the end of a long pole, such as a broom handle and stick the scorpion onto the tape.  No mess. No fuss. No searching for a scorpion for a half an hour because you swept him off the ceiling with a broom and he scampered behind furniture before you could squash him.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Aaron permalink
    September 14, 2010 8:43 am

    Thanks for the tip on scorpions.

  2. Debbie M permalink
    September 14, 2010 8:06 pm

    If y’all have a kid, it can be Mack the Tyke.

    Cool pictures.

    • September 14, 2010 9:49 pm

      My dad used to call me Mike the tyke, so that would be appropriate.

      • Debbie M permalink
        September 16, 2010 7:51 pm

        Oh, so the kid would really be Mack the Tyke’s tyke. Not quite the same ring to it.

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