Category: Pictures From the Passenger Seat

In a few months, my husband and I will mark our 20th anniversary of moving to Texas. East coasters all our lives, imagine our surprise when we came to Central Texas on a vacation and promptly fell in love. Within a year, we were here.

There’s hardly a drive around town or a road trip to some quaint town that we don’t find something new, fun, strange, or even a little weird. (After all, the capital of Texas’s slogan is Keep Austin Weird.)

Needless to say, I’m always taking pictures of the charming sights (okay, also the slightly surprising). Here’s a few I’d love to share with you.

 

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Stunning gem hidden along the highway during the day. (I’m thinking a little creepy at night, though.)

 

I love Texas creativity!

 

 

That’s just a few images of Texas charm for now. I’ll be back in a few weeks with more to share. Stay tuned…

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So what did you do for your summer vacation? (Didn’t you just hate when your teacher asked you to write an essay about that the first day back to school?) Hubby and I took a road trip. I know, I said never again. But we decided to hop in the new SUV and hit the road to see family and friends. 12 days, 14 states, and 5,000 miles later, we had a great time! We wish we could have spent more time visiting, though. Next time… (Don’t hold me to that, okay?)

Here’s some places we stopped at and things we saw along the way.

How could we not help Jack Daniels celebrate their 150 year anniversary?!

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The Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The crushed car was one of the cars pulled from the sinkhole a few years ago. Hubby and I are standing in front of a collage made up of tiny pictures Corvette owners sent in of themselves with their cars and displayed at the museum in the shape of the beloved Corvette.

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There’s Foxwoods Resort Casino as we passed by. Here’s the rose garden hubby and I were married in. We like to go back and see it on our anniversary. This is the pond I used to swim in when I was growing up.

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Ah, love Narragansett, R.I. (One of my happy places!) People stack rocks and create art here. Isn’t that so cool?

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I loved seeing so many places displaying the flag!

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Thanks for sharing my travels. I have so many more places to go and can’t wait to visit and hopefully meet up with you somewhere soon!

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Recently, hubby and I took a day off—shocking, isn’t it—to take a mini road trip in our state. Without realizing it, we hit upon a classic Texas theme. Everything does seem bigger here! Also, we got to see some new places that have just opened up and a few bears along the way. It’s amazing what you can find in your own backyard!

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Everything’s bigger in Texas!

 

There’s so many wineries popping up. This one has the funniest name we’ve come across, so far. Welcome to Fat Ass Winery! (Yep, that’s the real name. Lol!)

 

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We even had a few bear sightings along the way. Loved seeing our favorites, Yogi and Boo Boo!

 

Travel Tip:  In preparation for our next big trip, I came up with a checklist of items we need for this excursion. I divide by each person (in the case, just hubby and me) and list their individual needs—favorite brands, special OTC meds and vitamins, what goes in my tote bag, our travel bags, hand sanitizers, and travel size disinfection spray, etc. We scan the list and check off what we already have and highlight what we still need to get and/or pack. It’s simplifying the way we buy supplies for our next vacation. No more last minute late night runs to the store when we land at our destination. We’re prepared and we don’t have to take time to shop (something I don’t like to do normally, least of all on vacation for essential items I can buy at home) before we head out to revisit old favorites or explore new delights.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’re somewhere in travel mode—dreaming up one, planning for the next upcoming one, or on one right now!

Enjoy and happy traveling,

Laurie