A THREE DAY WEEKEND PUT TO GOOD USE
When we were spending our second honeymoon in gorgeous Italy, we came to a realization. We were being so adventurous seeing so much of this gorgeous country, yet we don’t take that much time to see our own backyard, Texas.
Sure we have done a few cross-country road trips, like to the Grand Canyon and back in 4 days, I know crazy. To New York to visit family and not wanting to leave our precious Mochito (our Maltipoo) with other people. I have driven to California two times with my sister. To Kansas, Missouri to pick up our 2.5-pound little bundle of joy Mochito. As you can see, nothing on the above mentioned is in Texas, only driving through.
So the hubby and I decided that we are going to make an effort to explore Texas. During the school year, I have very little time off, but there can always be a few days to escape on a road trip. We did just that for our three days off on labor day weekend. It will be my last for a few months so we made the best of it.
We packed the hubby’s car including our overly excited Mochito and left early Saturday morning to explore a little of Texas. Hubby picked the destination, well I had to give it to him since he does all the driving, I figured it was only fair. I will get my choice (beach) next time, I hope! His choice, Canyon area close to the panhandle. Neither of us had ever been, so the adventure began. I swear the hubby loves to drive because he always suggests these kinds of long trips.
It is not that the hubby doesn’t have good ideas but his planning is…. it is what it is, kind of bad. Let me explain, when the hubby plans, he really doesn’t. I don’t know if this is a man thing (sorry to all other men out there) or if it’s an act so I can do all the research.
While starting our drive and reading out loud some Texas history from our Texas State Highway magazine, we decided to go by Dallas. Then hubby remembered his favorite show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and how Guy Fieri had been in Fort Worth at Fred’s Texas Cafe. So we had to make a stop there. Remember he is Señor Foodie to the extreme, he really wants Guy’s job! Guy if you’re listening he will be your assistant or the one that finishes all the food that you can’t eat!
We arrived in Amarillo, which is very different from Houston. There is so much to do there or near there so I know we will be going back. Next day our adventure to Canyon area began. We made it to Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon, Texas and it was worth the long drive. I’m city girl to the max and everyone knows that but even someone like me can appreciate the beauty that is Palo Duro. It was like a smaller grand Canyon. The rich colors of the landscapes made for some gorgeous photographs. We shared some that you see on our Instagram.
We went to other small stops and we saw so much from this our first of many Texas road trips. But like all good things they must come to an end. Give us some suggestions on where to take a road trip in Texas.