summer road trip snapshots (part 2)

There’s been a slight delay in getting these pictures into a post (and it’s now September)

…but here are more snapshots from our road trip.  If you missed part one, take a peek!

Our destination was TEXAS (about 1500 miles from home)

:: I grew up in the great state of Texas, so our trip had us touring my old stomping grounds much of the time.  But, we also enjoyed time with dear friends who had recently moved from PA to TX.  Swimming, shopping, eating out (Texas BBQ anyone? Yum.), and just catching up on life.  A priceless gift.

:: After visiting with friends, we spent time at a rental home in La Porte, Texas – right on the Galveston Bay.  The weather cooperated all week, so this left plenty of time for enjoying outdoors as well (yes, even in the 100+ degree weather!).

:: A highlight of our time in Texas definitely included a day at the Kemah Boardwalk (about 15 minutes from our rental house).  Because we went mid-week, there were NO lines for rides!  We rode all day, went back home to rest up and eat, and then went back again in the evening.  A sweet family day full of memories.

Texas also included visiting all (and I do mean all) of my elementary schools, junior high and high school, my childhood home and friends’ homes, church and MUCH more…but I’ll spare you pictures of those.

We also played tourists in downtown Houston; the kids loved the Children’s Museum!

:: I remember meeting blogging friend Belinda Bullard a few years ago at a conference.  We instantly hit if off and connected online often.  The internet can be a good thing!  I was thrilled to visit her home in Texas, and we simply talked, laughed and talked some more…for hours.  

After a very full and filled-to-the-brim time of fun and relaxation in Texas, it was time to head HOME to Pennsylvania.  We still had a few more stops to make:

:: The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas (my presidential history buff husband was so happy!!)

:: Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN; the site of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.

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The final leg of our trip included a few more stops at memorable places such as a pause in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, where my husband and I met for the first time.

In spite of all the great memories on the road (and we have plenty!) and the fun-filled days, we were definitely excited to come HOME after 2.5 weeks away.

This summer road trip was a dream come true.

One in the making for a very long time — both in my heart, and in the actual planning.  A family memory to be remembered always.

 

 

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3 comments

threefeathers

well, if i’da known y’all were gonna be stopping in my fair state to visit the clinton center, i would’ve driven the 30 miles to meet you and your family! LOL

glad y’all made it back home up in PA safely, ty for sharing your vacation via pics ;0)

Carlos & Migdalia

Thank you for sharing your road trip experience with us. Estamos seguro que ahora puenden hablar espanol. LOL

Daniele

And it would have been lovely to meet up with you! 🙂