Quiet February 2022
It was a quiet and chilly and slow month.
We kept things simple in February. One highlight was enjoying a nice moonrise, over Lake LBJ.
Ukes at the Cabin
We spent a couple nights at the cabin. A fire and ukuleles. Perfect.
It's been over a year since Don and I pulled out the ukes. I'm pretty rusty.
Games and Puzzles
Seemed like time stood still this February. We watched a lot of the winter Olympics.
And we read and played games.
Year of the Tiger
We celebrated anything that came our way in February.
Happy Lunar New Year! Eating cake with chopsticks is not a good idea.
On Valentine's Day we were supposed to be in Oregon, celebrating with this little one. But there were surges in Covid, so we rescheduled for March.
We Zoomed with this little Birthday Girl instead.
Our Valentine's Day
Don and I have had 43 Valentine's Days together. We've learned to keep it simple. Cookies and Cactus!
Music and Champagne. A big night!
Weather was lousy towards the end of the month, but we enjoyed a getaway to the island for a couple nights.
It was only a 75 minute drive and suddenly we could see beach and tropical vegetation! A treat, even with blustery weather.
I adore the historic parts of the old city. The architecture of the Sacred Heart Church and Bishop's Palace, always impress me.
Some of the beautiful old homes were decorated for Mardi Gras.
The Kettle House
We ended the month with a stay at one of the more curious "hotel" options of Galveston. The Kettle House today, is an Airbnb.
10 years ago, I took a photo of what looked like spaceship with a roof! I never dreamed that someday we'd sleep inside that thing.
This oddball structure was transformed into a modern-cool, Airbnb a few years ago. We arrived with food and games and books and made ourselves at home.
The circular, modern space was lovely and comfy. It had a very fun Jetson's vibe, with decor from the 1960's.
We settled into the oddly shaped space, with all its knotty cypress. We entertained ourselves with ukes and Margaritas.
The upper and lower level were connected with a spiral staircase. It felt like a boat down below, with bunks built into the side and hanging chairs.
It felt like we'd drifted off in a boat for 2 days. I tried to go out "on deck" a couple times.
But it really was too windy. I lasted only minutes.
Dinner on the Bay
After a couple months of opting out of restaurants, we stepped back into the world of dining out! We found this spot within walking distance of "The Kettle".
The best part of this month was seeing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel! Cheers to seeing the numbers drop! Bring on the spring!