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Monday, March 21, 2011

{Weekend Re-Hash} A Spring Break Road Trip

I don't know about you guys, but this time change is still kicking my tail!! Is this a sign of my aging, that I can't shake the loss of one measly hour of sleep?!? There's just no bouncing back for me anymore. Kind of like a hangover...when I do manage to stay out late enough to even acquire one, it stays with me for 3 days! It used to only take a Coke and a bean burrito before I was good to go again!!

Okay, one random tangent later....

Last week was Spring Break, so we packed the car with unhealthy snacks, and road-tripped to a handful of small Texas towns. We saw lots of cowboy boots, sweet tea and sunshine. It was tons of fun, but with the help of the awesome Hipstamatic app on my phone, it looks really cool too.

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Is anything sweeter than seeing your kids get along?!? Throw in affection, or an act-of-kindness between the two of them, and I'm practically weeping!

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 A proper road trip requires artery-clogging food and a step back in time.

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I love the color combinations in these old homes (not to mention the wrap-around porches!), and we saw the first patches of bluebonnets that will blanket the state by next month. When you spot a bride having her picture taken in the bluebonnets on the side of a Texas highway, you know it's Spring!

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Small towns hold lots of history-teaching opportunities, too.

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We took advantage of the warm days.

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And got lots of exercise running from the dinosaurs!

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We're always suckers for Old Town Squares, and their benches.

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And again, it always comes back to the food. Of the six flavors of pie we tried, Mixed Berry was the favorite. I mean Apple was the favorite. After Cherry. Yes, Pumpkin was the best.

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But as much fun as sharing a single room with two beds among four people is, it's so great to get back home!

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So how was your weekend? Was it as food-packed as mine?!?! And is anyone else still dragging from last weekend's time change (except you rebel Arizonans!)

35 comments:

  1. What fun! Are those the dinosaurs from Pee Wee's Big Adventure?!

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  2. The joys of breaking for Spring. How I long to have those grade school days again.

    You know I have never had chicken and waffles. Sad, but true.

    Mr. Goodwill

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  3. Such great photos and what memories for your kids.. those are the kind of trips that I remember most!

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  4. Looks and sounds like too much fun! I just love Texas bluebonnets! :) They always make me smile! I've seen patches of them cropping up down here too.

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  5. I NEED to download this app- so fabulous. Very happy you had such a fun family trip- they're just the best...thanks for sharing your snapshots- loved them!

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  6. Looks like a fantastic time was had by all! Great pictures. And, yes, we even had a Gladys Knights' chicken and waffles restaurant here!! LOL

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  7. Looks like a fabulous time!love seeing the kids in the back sleeping zzzzz :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  8. Looks like a fabulous time!love seeing the kids in the back sleeping zzzzz :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  9. Oh, it looks like so much fun, Cassie! I just love that last photo. And the way you did these is just gorgeous. Glad you are all back safe and sound.

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  10. I think I need to come along on one of your vacations, looks like so much fun!

    I hate the time change..hate it!

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  11. Girl. I LOVE me some chicken and waffles!! Everybody I try to get to try it thinks I'm crazy! Looks like y'all had a blast - wish I still had a spring break! Hopefully one day I'll get it back :)

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  12. Beautiful vacation, beautiful blogger and family = beautiful post! Instagram pics??

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  13. It's not even 9am here in CA and I want some of that pie. Yummmmm. Great pics!

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  14. I love pie - preferrably punch and pie.....

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  15. That was adorable Cassie!! Reminded me I must take a road trip some day soon with Luke. I used to do trips like this with my family, but somehow I forgot to travel like this. Unplanned family fun!!

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  16. I am definitely still dragging! And this snow here is not helping! Your trip looked like a blast...and the kids are the cutest!

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  17. What a great trip! It makes me want to do something fun with my kiddos for spring break next month. And, yes, the time change is killing me!

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  18. Aw that last picture is so precious! Looks like you had a blast! I was road tripping it myself over the weekend : )

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  19. looks like a great trip! Love the last pic.

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  20. The pics are great - sounds like my kind of road trip with all the eating :-) xxx

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  21. We just moved to good ol' AZ and got to skip that nonsense altogether...yeah, I'm bragging just a little bit (c:

    What a fun trip...looks like just the right mix of food, fun, and family to make it perfect! But there is definitely no place like home!

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  22. Time change is most def still kicking my butt. Your trip looks fabulous. The last picture of your kids melts my heart.

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  23. Looks like you had a blast! I spent my weekend essay-writing, but it'll be over soon :)

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  24. Wonderful way to spend spring break! Thank your for sharing this with us!

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  25. looks like so much fun! I love the life size dinosaurs!!!

    xoxo

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  26. Love your photos!!! Not sure how you get them to look "aged" like that but I LOVE IT!

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  27. Those photos are phenomenal! What a sweet way to "scrapbook" your family get away! Your kiddos are so cute too! Did you use Picnik??

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  28. Love these pictures! Looks like you all had a great family trip! Our spring break is in 2 weeks - can't wait!

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  29. This looks like a great trip, one your family will always remember!

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  30. How fun, Cassie! It's so nice to get away from it all and just hang out with the family. That's what I'm doing for this whole week! Spring break...although it's been nothing but gray and rainy. Such weird CA weather!

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  31. What a cool trip! I've wondered what's out there beyond Dallas.... thanks for this post! I definitely need to get out of town more often... lol

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  32. Looks like such a wonderful trip! All your pics are fabulous. Seeing those chicken and waffles are making me hungry! I am definitely loving the Hipstamatic app!

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  33. Loving the road trip photos especially the sleepy time one. Hmmm waffles and chicken...now how do you eat it?

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  34. Oh! I've loved reading this post from Centsational Girl's link-up! (Although I always LOVE reading your blog, somehow I missed this one!! We were moving back to Texas during spring break!!) I live in Austin, and I HAD to see your take on things. :) Great pictures! Just wondering - did you eat pie at Royer's in Round Top?

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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