Monday, July 16, 2012

1700 MILES OF TEXAS

We begin in the driveway of 822
armed with books, music, blanket and snackipoos
I have forgotten how complicated car seats can be

photo stop at Clarendon where my dad was born and raised
this was a bit of a history trip

in Quanah where her Honey was commissioned by TxDOT to
create two Native American displays at the rest areas

at little pool break at Aunt Kim's
Aunt Tracy was working


Fossil Rim Wildlife Park

like a real life African Safari
She got many surprises along the way
here a necklace that said Betty
she said, "I don't know how they knew I was going to be here or how they knew my name"
She also got a near lifesize pink giraffe
she named her Vanessa
she needed her own car seat as she was very wild and kept trying to get in the front seat

The birthplace of Lyndon B. Johnson

well....Betty for President 2060
climbing the same trees LBJ did

Most girls want jewelry

The Alamo is so much smaller in real life
this kept her attention for about
5 minutes
so glad I have meandered through this marvelous history more than once

Port Aransas Ferry

Oh the shark has
pearly teeth dear

Finally...the beach
two days...the best beach in Texas
fine sand, warm water, hardly a soul

Have you been to Luckenbach?
We had a Modello, a Stella and a sasperilla 
many a famous man has been on this stage
and now the president of 2060

Back through to Lubbock to visit the newlyweds, don't you know they were excited?

In all...from tip to tip (actually we could have gone down south 2 more hours)
7 days
1700 miles
lots of adventure
lots of laughs

next year
The Red Wood Forrest!

11 comments:

laurie said...

what a great trip! What a little doll your future president is,

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Great trip, Gina! Lots of fun there! I was wondering where you were.....kinda quiet over at Pura Vida :-)
xoxo,
Loi

stefanie said...

how fun!!!!!

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Looks like a great trip, Gina. How fun to be able to spend this much time with your little princess. I had my grandsons here for 3 days - it was heaven - fishing, beach, campfire, food.

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Looks like a great trip, Gina. How fun to be able to spend this much time with your little princess. I had my grandsons here for 3 days - it was heaven - fishing, beach, campfire, food.

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

you were in my neck of the woods!!! good ol' Texas! What do u think of Luckenback?

that girl is super adorable btw!!!

It's All Connected said...

What great memories for all of you. She's going to make an adorable president! ~ Maureen

Annmarie Pipa said...

welcome home! oh looks fabulous!! love the newlyweds too!! we are gearing up for our trip...
Anna Kerinia is on my all time favorite book list...how could you ever say boring?!!! it is all of life, and all the consequences of life actions described...keep reading!!!

Leslie said...

Gina,

I am have so many memories of family road trips. Lots of wonderful sights to take in! I love the wild animal park and the comment about how the name got on the necklace.. too cute. What a sweetheart! Glad you had a nice trip.

I signed up via email so I can automatically receive your posts. Looking forward to that!

leslie

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Now that's a road trip! A very long one. ;) I love taking trips around Texas- it takes days and days and there's still so much to see. It is amazing how small the Alamo is, and your little Pretty Prez is adorable. Hope she belted one out on the stage in Luckenbach. ;)
So glad you had a great time.

Geneva said...

Your road trip sounds wonderful, and all my favorite places too. What an adorable little girl...it's wonderful that you could make so many memories together. ":o)