Spent the weekend hanging out with my brother and his family from Arkansas.
Saturday, we planned on heading to the Caldwell Zoo. But the weather ended up being cold and drizzly, so we stayed inside and hit up the East Texas Oil Museum.
The East Texas Oil Museum is one of those special places that is far cooler than it has any right to be. Something about the museum having:
- A replica of an oil boom town. Complete with a muddy street that has cars and donkeys stuck in it. We learned that the donkeys have been with the museum for 40 years. Each of the donkeys has a name (there are 4 of them) and are real (taxidermy).
- A mine elevator ride (puppets included).
- And even an audio-animatronic lineman.
My sister-in-law said that the museum reminded her of Knott’s Berry Farm, in California.
The kids loved the scavenger hunt and resulting prizes for finding all of the listed items.
Overall, we spent a good two hours at the museum.
After lunch, we let the boys hang out and play. They fought with their Beyblades on the trampoline. I’m not sure who “won”, but I know that Wyatt loved hanging out with his cousins.
We ended the day with some trick-or-treating at LeTourneau University. Afterwards, we did some big eating at Papacitas, a two story Mexican food restaurant here in Longview.
Sunday, we hung out and talked. Even got my sister-in-law and niece to play a few games of The Mind.
I hadn’t seen my brother nor his family in over a year. The weekend was a great time to catch up with them, hang out, and eat.
Thanks, Mike, for driving down.
Mom and dad, ya’ll really need to come out and visit.
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I love that museum and am sure it will long be remembered by the kids. Wish we could have been there to see all of you. Miss you all!
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Miss you too!