My husband and I went to Colorado to see my stepson perform in the musical Showboat. The mountains looked like a backdrop in a movie, until I climbed one! Then they became too real!
My husband and I took my stepdaughter and our three grandchildren to Walt Disney World. And you want to talk about the weather being hot! A week in that sun and humidity was brutal! And yet, we had a memorable time.
This is always a twice a year trip, because most of my family lives here. I went home for a week to visit my children, brother, sister, and of course, my mommy and daddy.
2013 - 2014
Portales, New Mexico
My husband works with farmers in this desert, so he travels to New Mexico often. I get to go with him when I am off from school, and pretend that it is a real vacation!
5, The Big Texan
My husband and I drove to Amarillo, Texas and ate at The Big Texan where customers pay $80 to eat a 72 ounce sirloin steak. Two young men were attempting to eat this massive piece of meat, where if they finish it, they get the meal free and many accolades for achieving this feat. One used the garbage can to make more room, while the other, did, indeed, finish his meal. I did not attempt this, nor do I ever want to.
I made it home to Pittsburgh, PA this summer to see most of my family members. After two weeks at home, my husband and I picked up the grandchildren in Wisconsin, took them to Minnesota, and went fishing for a short time. We ended up making a big circle through 14 states and were gone for 29 straight days. Trust me, this is too long to be away! However, we had a fantastic time. Can't wait to do it again!
7, Grand Canyon
After being home for about a week after our long sojourn, my husband suggested a day trip. To the Grand Canyon! So we drove 15 hours to the Grand Canyon to stay there for 24 hours, then turned around and drove 15 hours back home. My poor car! If you ever have a chance to take a trip to this wondrous sight, do it. You will not be disappointed. Awesomely insane!
8, Waco, Texas
My brother and sister-in-law visited us on Valentine's Day from Pennsylvania. We then took a short road trip down south to Waco, Texas to visit all things "Fixer Upper" from the hit HGTV television program. We got to see the coffee shop from one of the young couples who bought their home to be fixed up. And, we know that Clint is the famous carpenter that Joanna uses, so we peeked in his shop windows; unfortunately, his shop happened to be closed on this particular holiday. It was a bummer that the Magnolia Market was also closed; however, from the outdside, it was beautiful. Lastly, we searched for their actual farmhouse, which, amazingly, we found! Being the tourists that we were, we pulled off on the side of the road and took a ton of pictures. They must be so tired of tourists all over their land. But it was magnificent!