First stop was Toas, NM for a lovely but short stay at my sister Angie's house.
We stopped for the night in Carlsbad and checked out one of the caverns (the "Big Room") there the next morning. It was way rad.
Then it was a long boring drive to who knows where for one more night in a hotel and the next afternoon we arrived in San Antonio!
The first thing about Texas is that there is A LOT of state pride. There is not another state I know of that has it's flag all over the place. Not only that, but I saw an entire house with blue trim and a garage door painted to be the Texas flag! There are also lone stars proudly hung everywhere. (The second thing is that it is HOT!)
It does have a rich history. We went to the Alamo to learn about it.
I was excited to check out the much heard about River Walk. It was neat.
We enjoyed an expensive but yummy meal at The County Line, which brings me to the third thing about Texas and that would be Barbeque!
The fourth thing about Texas are it's Longhorns and cowboys, real cowboys.
Matt's sister Angela form Dallas was on a little vacation in Bandera with her adorable kids and Mother-in-law at the Flying L Ranch so we went there for a day and enjoyed some festivities.
and the Children's Museum (these pictures are taken from my phone).
We are excited to go to Sea World still (which is like 10 minutes from our house) but we are waiting on Aunt Cyrie to hurry up and get here first!