Road Trip, Continued…

Part 2: Texas!

Okay, it’s time to get back to Texas!

Flags Road Trip, Continued...We went to church in San Antonio with my friend Teri from college.  After church we went to Mamacita’s Restaurant for some delicious Tex-Mex.  We all enjoyed the food, and the singing animatronic Davy Crockett.

Mamacitas1 Road Trip, Continued...After lunch, Teri showed us around her neighborhood and treated us to yummy muffins at the Central Market.  Then we all went to the Alamo together, even though it was rainy.

AlamoBoys Road Trip, Continued...We enjoyed walking around the grounds and viewing the short film and exhibits in the Long Barrack Museum.  The boys liked the cannons in the Cavalry Courtyard and the Gift Shop the best.  This was a “school” field trip of course, even though it was Sunday.

JCCannon Road Trip, Continued...By the afternoon the weather had cleared up a bit, but it was time for us to move on to our next stop.  We bid Teri farewell and headed north.

Teri Road Trip, Continued...Our next stop was New Braunfels, where we spent the night at another college friend’s house.  We had a brief visit with Kristen and Mike before everyone had to get to bed.  The next morning I enjoyed some girl time with Kristen, her mom, and her daughter, while Esbon and the boys slept in.  Mike and their two boys had to get up and go to work/school.  This visit wasn’t nearly long enough and I can’t wait until we get the chance to see them again!

Kristen Road Trip, Continued...By midday we were back on the road and heading for Austin.  Esbon went to the University of Texas in Austin so we drove around the campus a little.  Then we spent some time running around at Zilker Park before looking for a hotel for the night.

ZilkerParkJC Road Trip, Continued...The boys had fun climbing on this rock formation.

ZilkerParkBoys Road Trip, Continued...Esbon got this shot of the Austin skyline from atop the formation.

Austin Road Trip, Continued...We ended up at the Super 8 Austin North.  It was one of the nicest Super 8s I’ve ever stayed in.  The hot breakfast was delicious, and they even had Texas shaped waffles.

The next day we met my cousin Fanya, and her new husband, Patrick, for lunch.  They treated us to delicious burgers and onion rings at the Shady Grove Restaurant.

FanyaPatrick Road Trip, Continued...After lunch we headed north again.  The boys were happily surprised to stop at an In N’ Out Burger for dinner before we arrived late at our friend Mary’s house in Clarksville.  We spent several days visiting with Mary and relaxing in this quiet northeast Texas town.  The boys were happy to have access to tv and the internet for awhile.  We got to meet Mary’s grandson, Samuel, while we were there, but we missed seeing the rest of the family.

Samuel Road Trip, Continued...On Friday morning we left Clarksville, and Texas, behind us and drove east, but you’ll have to catch the next post to find out where we went next.

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