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The not-as-fun bit

Laura did not know that pointe shoes are all personalized, and it’s the dancer herself who has to finish them! She had to hand sew elastic and ribbons on to the shoes.

Thankfully there were go-by photos available for reference, and I could give a few general tips on anchoring thread, etc.

The effort was worth it, though, and she came back from her first lesson just beaming and brimming with excitement.

Franklin safari

Going in reverse order…the very first thing we did on our road trip was visit Franklin safari en route to Austin. This is a drive-through wildlife park.

We paid the extra to have an employee take us through in one of the park vehicles rather than risk damage to our new car (and the bicycles on the back).