Monday, August 17, 2009

Goodbye Texas!

July 30: Chad put on a going away bbq for our last night in Tyler, Texas. We had Rudys bbq cater the food and Chad had prizes and games for the guys, overall a really good time.

July 31-August 1:From Tyler we went to Dallas and were able to meet up with some friends from college. We went to a fun Mexican restaurant Chuy's with my friend Kayley and her husband Scott-who also let us stay the night with them. It is so great to have made good friends where we can stop by at a moments notice and they make time for us! We also stop by one of Chad's friends from BYU-Idaho!
August 1: Then we headed down south just past Austin to float the river, which had to be one of the highlights of our trip! We took this picture after we floated down the river, when we started there were hundreds of people there. It was so relaxing! How it works is we rented tubes from a stand on the river, we then got in the river and floated for about 3 hours and then there is a bus that picks up and takes you back to where the car is parked.August 2: Next we went to San Antonio and saw the Alamo, it was really interesting to see it. We thought it would be out by itself but it is right downtown- it was cool to make an educational stop!

San Antonio has a riverwalk where there are a ton of fun restaurants! It is a fun atmosphere with great people watching (which is one of my favorite things to do).

August 2-3: We drove down to Corpus Christi-we thought it would be cool to visit the beaches in Texas, but unfortunately it was a let down. So if you are planning a trip there I would not recommend it, not too much to do.
This is where my pictures of our Texas Roadtrip end. From here we went to El Paso, which was very interesting. As you drive down the freeway one side is the US while the otherside is Mexico. It was pretty sketchy there! We found a waterpark and thought it would be fun to go for a few hours, it was fun to do but kind of ghetto. Basically just some fun memories!

August 4-5: Chad has a childhood friend that now lives with his wife in Phoenix, they let us stay with them, we stayed up late talking and reminicing (probably spelled that wrong). We liked Arizona, except for the extreme heat, it was 95 degrees at 9 0'clock in the morning!
August 5-6: Next stop: Wildomar, CA! We went to visit my family and had a great time! I did McKenna's make-up in the morning while Chad took Tanner out to play tennis. Later we took Landon out to the dairy to feed the animals and get his all time favorite chocolate milk. My mom made a great dinner, and my sisters had a few of their friends from BYU-I over for the weekend as well! Always a lot going on at the Wilsons!

Then for we headed to Torrance for the weekend where we spent the weekend at the AVP beach volleyball tournament, we got to see Kari Walsh play as well as the mens gold medal team Dalhauser and Rogers. My friend Lauren came up on Saturday to spend the day at the beach as well! Then on Sunday we had a bbq with Chads parents! It was such a good trip! It took us about 6 days to get to California spending 31 hrs on the road. I drove 3 hours-Chad likes to drive, he says he feels safer! We were glad to be back in California!

1 comment:

MWilson said...

Love the pics of Chad and Landon drinking "Lot La" at the dairy!