This summer we set off on a tour of Texas to show our kids their heritage, of course. We made a triangle: drove i-35 to Dallas, Waco, Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, then cut down to Galveston, up to Houston and back through Dallas on our way home. Here’s a map for anyone who’s not from Texas and didn’t take Texas history three times:
We changed our oil right before we left, and let’s just say it was time for another one when we got home. Yet look at how much of the state we DIDN’T get to! Crazy! (I’m so thankful God protected us with all the driving)
There was that one incident with the monster truck when I was driving. But we don’t talk about that…
We made a stop in OKC to see the church who gifted us our logo! Beautiful church!!
Drive to Dallas Sunday after church and spent the night with my brother and his family (I think Violet was happy to have us…)
Then got up and headed out: destination Waco! Our main stop there was the Dr Pepper museum, but we couldn’t be in Waco and not stop to see Magnolia!
I’ve only watched 1 and 1/2 seasons of Fixer Uppers, so I didn’t know what to expect cause I haven’t seen the ones where they are building this. But it was a fun, pretty place!
All Brian cared about here was that Joanna had used Astro turf. He’s been telling me for 10 years we should put it in our front yard. He’s convinced now that Joanna used it for this field that it will become trendy and he will convince me to do it! (Don’t tell him I’d love to, but have you priced that stuff out?!)
It was a Monday right before lunch and this crowded in the store
We walked to the Dr Pepper Museum from there
Berkley and those arms!
So the museum was just ok (honestly wouldn’t go again, if it was free, eh, maybe, but it wasn’t even cheap!)
But Brian was pumped to hang out with this real door off the #23 Nascar! So there’s that…
Brian was chosen to come smell drinks and guess what they were: he got 3 for 3 and won…a pencil!
Next time we’d skip the museum and go straight for the cafe! The BEST part of the whole trip there was the Blue Bell ice cream they used to make the Dr Pepper floats!!
They make the Dr Pepper by adding the syrup and carbonation separately!
3 out of every 4 meals we ate in Texas were Mexican food. We needed to get our fill (which isn’t possible for Brian, but we tried hard!)!
This tortilla machine is one of the things I miss most about Texas: fresh tortillas!
Get in car again and head to Austin. First stop: Barton Springs.
It’s like a natural swimming pool? It’s spring-fed but also has sides and ladders and fish
But it’s NOT a hot spring. It was FREEZING!
It was really pretty!
Everyone went off the diving board, but only once. It was so stinking cold! Even with it being over 100 outside!
This dive could compete in the Olympics!
This dive could not.
Anytime we find a small, medium and large anything we get excited. Here it was chairs!
The playground outside the springs had this BRILLIANT swing!
And that’s not even the end of Monday! But I gotta break this up!