We’re back from our family vacation in Texas! It was a great time and I enjoyed seeing my aunt, uncle, and cousins. I LOVE it down there. I always say that if I had to relocate to another state, that would be it. I hated the traffic and interstate driving (however Brad drove the whole time, so kudos to him and yay for me!). But the country feel, the decor, the pride of their state..I love all that. And there’s just something adorable about everyone saying, “How are y’all doin’?” every time we walked into a store.
We squeezed quite a bit into a few days. We hit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma on the way down. Not my favorite (or Faith’s) but I knew Brad would be interested so we made the best of it. 😉 I did find the western movie memorabilia interesting, and between Brad and me we scored a 9 out of 12 on the “name that Western” game!
In Fort Worth/Dallas we checked out the LegoLand Discovery Center, the American Girl store, and the Stockyards…a must-see if you’re in Fort Worth. I love the shopping down there, and for the first time I got to see the daily long-horn cattle stampede. We had hoped to trail ride but Faith isn’t old enough for that yet. Bummer!
|Lego model of Dallas…love!|
|Love all the pink!|
We also shopped in Granbury on the way to Fossil Rim, a drive-through wildlife safari (so fun!). I fell in love with a couple shops in Granbury. The Wagon Yard has furniture and so many cute decor accessories! I could have spent some change there. I’m still kicking myself a bit for not getting the marquee cowboy boot I spotted as soon as I walked in the doorway. It was even painted in my favorite (chippy) colors…red and turquoise! Lesson learned! If you love something, buy it because you likely won’t find it again or find it cheaper. 😉 There were several fun boutiques but I fell in love with the one named Turquoise Tumbleweed. It was like they knew I was coming! 😉
|Fossil Rim…it’s ok, Brad, it’s just a zebra! 😉|
I did come home with some Texan decor in the end. I found this wood star at the Stockyards. It was the only turquoise one, and, unlike the boot marquee, I knew I could find a place for it. (It was also considerably cheaper.) It’s here for now, but I bought paint when we got back and will be slightly redecorating the living room soon, so it may move.