Sprinkles, cupcakes, kava, laughter, babies, and luxury hotels.
This describes my past weekend. My hubs is from Hawaii, and I am from Nebraska. We are finishing up our undergrad degrees in Nebraska, and unfortunately don’t get to see his family as much as we would like. About a month ago when we found out a good portion of his family would be in Texas to celebrate his nephie’s first birthday party we booked a hotel, put it on the calendar, and anticipated it greatly. We headed to Dallas this past weekend, and enjoyed every minute of this speedy but meaningful trip.
This trip was crazy beautiful. We had the opportunity to see part of my hubby’s family which was such a treat, and we picked up my brother who has been a wwoofer for the past few months, and he spent the weekend with us as well.
We got back to Nebraska sick as dogs, but it was all worth it in order to steal away to invest some time in our family.
Hubs and I have traveled several times since we got married. We went to Chicago on our honeymoon, to St. Louis to see my brother and his wife, and to Long Pine Ne for our family camping trip. This time around I was determined that we would not eat any fast food or greasy gas station junk so we went to Wal-Mart to stock up on travel food goodies. We got a lot of good food. A lot meaning about a hundred dollars worth. Yikes. I told Warrior Man that next time it might be cheaper to just buy from gas stations. 😉 We got some other things as well like gifts, and household needs so it was worth it.
I had classes all morning so hubs made the sandwiches. These sandwiches were HUGE and incredibly delicious stuffed with hunks of cheese, roast beef, onion, tomato, lettuce, mustard, and lots of mayo.
We also packed trail mix, beef jerky, pickles, fruit, juice, and my personal favorite—hummus and triscuits. I have never been much of a hummus fan before, but this trip converted me. Hubs and I ate this whole bowl, and licked the tub clean.
It poured on us all the way across Oklahoma, and until we got to Dallas. Visibility wasn’t great, and another car hit us in the Starbucks parking lot when we went to pick up my brother. Luckily neither car was damaged.
We listened to Ralph Moody books (aff link) which if you haven’t read then you should drop what you are doing and order them) all the way there, and our little car felt quite cozy. Raging rain or no. We finally got to Dallas and checked into our swanky hotels (thanks to hotwire!) and the next day we headed over to our nephie’s 1st birthday party. Is this not the cutest cake you have ever seen?
And cupcakes to match!
Did I mention there was also a petting zoo? So many fun animals.
This little goat was quite the character. He kept escaping from the pens, and he began wandering around in-between the tables as we ate. He had no idea that he had just walked into a lion’s den, because everyone was commenting on how delicious goat meat was. He barely escaped with his life.
I put down my camera for the remainder of the weekend so I could just enjoy the experience. We filled the last hours with enjoying time with family, eating good food, and just relaxing. It was such a wonderful weekend, and I am looking forward to going back soon.
Have you been on road trips recently? Where would you like to road trip if you had the chance?