Didn’t that used to be the name of a tv show or something?
Well, contrary to popular belief, Erin and I have not just been sitting around the house lamenting a year gone by since our big world adventure. The adventures have simply changed in scope a bit. Proof? ROAD TRIP! We hit the Texas Hill country a couple of weekends ago. Thanks to Dr. King, we had a long weekend to turn an out of town wedding into a central Texas adventure. And we rode in fuel-saving style.
First stop: San Antonio. About 5 hours south on the interstate. Our favorite new device told us how to get there.
We were there to see true San Antonio love bloom. My friend Kristen tied the knot. After an obligatory stroll along the River Walk, we hit the wedding. Beautiful.
Better yet, my sis Julie joined in the fun.
The next morning, we headed out of San Antone. Along the way, we saw a line of cars down the block next to this unsuspecting breakfast joint:
Nothing like a crowd to attract a crowd. So, yeah, we stopped in to find…
AND tasty breakfast tacos from people who know themselves some breakfast tacos:
Stuffed, we headed towards Fredericksberg, a little German town nestled in the hills. We had a B&B waiting for us after a quick visit at Roger’s ranch in Willow City.
Roger is the founder of my soon-to-be former employer. He’s back at home on the land with his other staff:
Cows, led by the always-chill James Dean.
Miniature donkeys, always traveling in herd:
And special delight, the llamas. Sadly, none were named Tina.
They received good care.
After a good dose of country scenery, we headed back into town for a little small-town street stroll. Boutiques, shops and some german beers greeted us.
The next day, we headed back to big D. BBQ was a necessary stop in Llano. Which car above does not belong?
We walked up to an oversized grill and picked our meats.
They slapped it down on a tray, and prepped it before paying. Now that’s country.
And we sat down among watchful country folk.
They weren’t the only ones watching…
A few hours later, we pulled back into the city. Yee-haaa!