When we disembarked in Burnet I could tell that we were already feeling closer as a family. I was listening more intently, Parker was holding my hand and my dad was looking at me in that knowing way that only dads can. Before grabbing lunch, we took some time to explore the little western town and had some fun fancying ourselves Texas outlaws. In true outlaw fashion, we couldn’t miss the Wild West Gunfight, so we picked up some lunch and headed over to find a front row seat to the show. As part of The Burnet Gunfighters Inc., the actors are volunteers who travel performing gunfight reenactments with hilarious slapstick humor and improvisation. Before the show, they gave a brief presentation on gun safety and talked through the concept that firearms are not toys. It was a great way to get Parker interested in the show, but enough to keep him from asking us for a colt .45.
By the time we boarded our Flyer to head home, our ears were ringing from the showdown, our bellies were full and we were planning our next great adventure together. The next two hours rushed by, nearly as fast as the scenery and when we chugged into the Cedar Park Station I wasn’t ready for our day to end.
Luckily, as my dad pointed out, this was just the beginning of the fun! We had plenty of other adventures to look forward to together.