Sunday, March 27, 2011

House hunting trip

These past couple of days Jon and I were able to go to Texas for a house hunting trip. It was nice to be able to get away for a couple days, relax, scope out the area we will be living at, and find a place to stay.

Well Texas is hot and sticky. Jon and I were sweating as we stepped off the plane at 9 pm. Kia Ora got a little sunburn on her arms simply by walking from the car to the apartment office doors/ apartment showings. Hopefully we will get use to the climate sooner than later.
The first 2 days was strictly business. Our sole objective was finding a place to live. Believe it or not the renting market is not very big. We ended up having to sign with a place called the Gateway. It is only a 2 bedroom since they did not have 3 bedrooms available. Besides we are hoping to save up a little money to get a house within the next year.
The apartment complex is pretty nice: pool, basketball court, volleyball court, playground, and a fairly nice grassy area with a gazebo.

 The final day some of our friends took us to the beach, which turns out to be just 15 minutes away from our front door. The water was so nice, you could hardly tell where the sand ended and water begun. Jon actually went swimming, and Kiki had her first encounter with the ocean.

Below is a picture of one of the plants where Jon will be working at. He is very eager to get started with Dow.

We are all very exciting for a new beginning in Lake Jackson, Texas, and think it will be a great fit for our family.

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