Howdy! While I’m off playing cowgirl at my parents’ ranch in Texas, I thought it’d be fun to dedicate this weeks Five for Friday to just that – Texas! My parents moved while I was finishing up my junior year of college, so I’ve made the trip quite a few times now.
Here are five of my most favorite things about Te-has.
The ranch. My parent’s live in the middle of flippin’ no where and at first, I didn’t love it. Now? I love it. I’ve spent a few visits sleeping until lunch time, only getting up to lounge by the pool and read books to my hearts desire. Their backyard is an oasis. Love, love, love. I also really enjoy jumping on a horse and getting my cowgirl fix in, too. Books, pool, horses, quiet, and a mom that will feed me whatever I want? Sounds like a perfect vacation destination to me!
The music scene. You guys. Seriously. So many great artists. Such unique venues. I’ve seen great shows at La Zona Rosa, The Nutty Brown, and Gruene Hall. I’m the first to admit I love me some Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake, but I also love seeing people like Ryan Bingham, Reckless Kelly, and Charlie Robison. Fun fact: Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas.
Johnson City Christmas Lights. I had never seen anything like it before! Who do you think sponsors these beautiful lights? Yes, the electric company. Whether we have been down there for Thanksgiving for Christmas, we always make the drive to see them.
San Antonio River Walk // The Alamo. I haven’t overly enjoyed the shopping or the food I’ve had on the River Walk, but I did enjoy the boat tour quite a bit! It’s just something really unique that was fun to do with the fam. The Alamo is right “next door” and the history associated with that is pretty neat.
These guys. Usually, the only time we can all be together is over the holidays when we visit mom and dad. Now that I’m married and Kelsey has such an adventuresome spirit, it hasn’t happened recently. But, having us all together is always pretty special, since it’s become so rare.
Cooper’s BBQ. I always request a trip to this joint. YUM!