Friday, October 7, 2011

Quick Texas update

We made it home yesterday afternoon and it feels good to be home! I LOVED Texas! We spent the first few days in Port Aransas in a beautiful beach front condo. I could definitely get used to that! The weather was warm and the gulf was like bath water. I’m not normally a beach person. I prefer the prairies BUT for a few days of relaxation on the beach I made an exception. Port Aransas was a fun little town. The restaurants there were fantastic and I think I spent a majority of the time eating. My sister in law got married on the beach and it was beautiful. They had a small dinner for the people who made it down to Texas and are having their real reception up here next week.

Our view in Port A

After Port A we headed to San Antonio. We stayed right on the Riverwalk and had fun walking down the river and seeing the sights. We took the boat tour which I recommend if you are ever in San Antonio. The tour guide we had was hilarious and we learned a lot about the riverwalk. and of COURSE we stopped at the Alamo. It was an experience I’ll never forget, mostly because its size. It was a lot smaller than I had envisioned. But it was awesome none the less. We watched the Alamo Imax movie and learned all about it. I love how proud of their history Texans are! I also love how proud of their state Texans are! Everything has the state symbol on it. It was pretty awesome!

The Alamo!
I wanted this guy.

We were only there for a week but it was a very fun filled week. We saw things and experienced things I’ve always wanted to do. OH and I almost forgot! While we were in Port A we took the drive out to Kingsville to the famous King Ranch! That was pretty awesome! Now I wouldn’t recommend the tour to everyone because basically you sit on a bus and drive around a ranch looking at cows and a few horses. But for those interested in ranching history or agricultural history I highly recommend it. They currently have around 60 broodmares and a few stallions. At one time they had 2,500 horses! Can you even imagine? One fun thing I learned is that when halter training the foals they will tie them to a donkey because they will NOT be pulling a donkey around haha. That mental picture made me laugh.

But all in all it was a wonderful trip and I got to relax even if all I did was eat and eat and eat! I would definitely go back some day!

On another side note, we became home owners today!! Signed the paperwork and now the work begins so we can get Piney home!! Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that sounds like ton's of fun. I would have loved to have taken the bus tour and learn about the old ranching days, cool! I've never been to Texas, but I sure would like to go someday.
    Yaay! You're a homeowner, I hope you will be able to get PIney home soon. Sounds like there's lots of work to do.