Yes, fair readers. We went to Texas. We decided that August in Texas during a drought would be such a refreshingly cool vacation.
Seriously, the trip was a gift for David. David grew up in Texas and hadn't been back since middle school, and the kids and I had never been. Honestly, I had bad mouthed Texas and never wanted to go because of my monumental fear of snakes, but baby? I am sold. I loved it!
We started the whirlwind tour of Texas in San Antonio...
We toured the Alamo.
I NEVER knew that Texas had such beautiful pine and redwood trees.
Walked along the Riverwalk.
More Alamo. You know everyone told us that touring the Alamo is a bit strange because it is a historical monument in the middle of a city. I liked that it was close, and it didn't seem too strangely placed. The grounds of the Alamo are gorgeous and fun to stroll through!
And swamp coolers! I heart swamp coolers!
A day at Schlitterbahn. Eh.
Off to North Houston for a few days.
The above restaurant was David's favorite as a kid.
David has talked about this restaurant for the 23 years we have been together.
He has dreamt of eating here for 30 plus years.
I hadn't changed a bit.
David's childhood home.
Chicken Fried Steak.
A few days in Galveston on the beach. (Oh where are the pictures?)
Back to the Riverwalk.
Another gorgeous building in San Antonio.
Food. Fun. Sun.