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Uncle Marc's visit

Here's my one and only brother, Marc, a software engineer for the University of Utah, who is in Austin this week for a conference. He was starving when I picked him up from the airport, so we stopped at Rudy's just before closing. He loved the cutter's choice brisket, creamed corn, and buttery new potatoes.
He is my first sibling to visit since we put in the pool and we enjoyed swimming on Saturday, even though the water was a bit chilly at 74 degrees. Kelly was in India and I couldn't figure out how to turn the heater on. The initial shock was cold, but not too bad after we moved around.
Marc enjoyed taking mini breaks out on the deck and had a relaxing time with us over the weekend before his conference started today.
The last time he was here, he loved the County Line, so we made a return trip there. Why not make it a Texas barbecue weekend?
Live music out on the patio was pleasant and welcoming next to the lake, which is really a river.
Lindsey and Christopher had a nice time with Uncle Marc visiting.
Christopher really likes having Uncle Marc around. After dinner, Lindsey went out with friends, Marc and Christopher played 18 holes of mini-golf at Main Event, and I went grocery shopping (lucky me).
Feeding the turtles is one of the reasons why this is Christopher's favorite restaurant.
Thanks for visiting us, brother. We love you!
By the way, happy birthday to our sister, Tracy, too! She is the first, then there's Marc, then me, then Valerie, then Julie. Yes, I'm the middle child.


Callisto said…
Mmm, Texas barbeque. That sounds delish.
Craignlisa said…
Ah, now I know something else that we have in common. I am also the middle of 5. Too funny! Oh, and Texas BBQ sounds wonderful!
a trip to Rudy's, a trip to County Line and a nice relaxing day lounging by the pool. now that's my idea of a great weekend! (grocery shopping solo doesn't sound too bad to me either!!) how fun that you got to see your brother.
Lonna said…
I love that he was sporting some serious Utah pride on his shirts. And I have to say that if you are visiting from Utah what better choice of food than BBQ, since they have nothing like that there.

Middle children are the best, I guess we know why all of your family loves to come and visit you, what a fun host you are.
Heidi said…
We never ate at County Line but always wanted too. I lover restaurants on waterfronts.
Julie V. said…
How fun that Marc got to visit! I wish I could have been there too! Love the closeup of the BBQ
Bobbi said…
I can see a bit of your brother in you--cute guy! How nice to have him come to visit.

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