Okay, maybe not a surprise after you listen to a few of the lyrics. Fair warning: this goes on for four and a half minutes. And you had already been at it for about two minutes before we started filming. It’s like Freebird, without the guitar solos.
In our never-ending quest to fill the final few days of summer vacation (it was a heavy lift, particularly for mom), we set out for a Saturday excursion on the Austin Steam Train. Starting in Cedar Park, we trained 44 miles to the old depot in Bertram, Texas. Then… we turned around. It wasn’t the most thrilling train ride, but it was quirky fun. Each car was from a different era, and all the staff train geek volunteers. Maybe if it were two hours vs. the four it took (with some unexpected delays).
FUN FACT: we learned what different train whistle combinations mean. HEEEEEEEREEEE COMMMMEEEES THE TRAAAAAAAAAAIN.
Your first summer of Lee had its highs (Colorado!) and lows (the ill-fated Zach Theatre Performance Camp), but it wound up right back where it started: back at Lee Elementary for first grade. Welcome to Mrs. Thomas’ class, first grader.
One of your weeks at summer camps was at the fabulous local Smudge Studios. You’ve worked with them before; after school programs at Lee have included workshops with Smudge. But this was a full week at THEIR place. You made all this stuff!