Sunday, April 29, 2012

road trip.

2 days. 
836 miles.
3 states.  
18 dead armadillos. 
47 Icy Bridge signs. 
600 road construction signs. 
12 actual construction workers or signs of road construction. 
13 hours of driving.
3 cds. (We mainly just talked.)
Hours and hours and hours of one-on-one time with my mom. 
Totally worth it. 

The Garmin is our friend... kind of. =)

It's like a little car... without doors. 

I missed the Oklahoma sign. Twice.

The real reason we were there. Delivering a 1/2 side of beef to my sister's family. Dallas was pretty close to halfway, and my aunt's house was a perfect meeting spot. (Bummed my sister couldn't make it though. Boo for sick kids.)

This girl was happy. All 3 of her aunts and 3 different dogs in 1 weekend. She's a dog lovin' little thing. =) 

So fun to see my niece and nephew, even just for awhile. Anxious to see the other 4 in a month! 


Southfork Ranch. I never got to watch the TV show "Dallas," but my sister and I loved the theme song! 

The Wylie Opry. I loved this!! 

All different singers. All different ages. All different country songs. 

"Rhinestone Cowboy..." Johnny Cash... "All My Exes Live in Texas..." "Bobby McGee..." Loretta Lynn... "Baby Blue"... 

Thank you for everything, Aunt Carol! 

These signs made me laugh. We saw so many of them! It was 80*... I think we're good. 

Lots of driving.
Lots of caffeine.
Lots and lots of good conversation with my mom.
Already looking forward to next year. =)


Danielle H. said...

Are you kidding me? I live in Wylie!! We so could have met. I feel like I totally know you since I've read your blog for so many years but I could see where that might be weird for you. ;) I've lived near Southfork all my life so I forget how exciting it is to see in person! The wind has been crazy lately but you're probably used to that!

jennifer said...

Love that you road tripped with your mom :) What a nice way to be able to connect. Looks like it was a quick but awesome trip! Someday I want to see all those states you just drove through...

Anonymous said...

Kristin has a mini-me! Good gravy!



Danielle said...

What a great weekend! I love the photo of you and your mom. So sweet.

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Awesome memories for both of you. I did a few trips with my mom and they are precious memories!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you came with me. What fun to spend so much one on one time. You did a good summary of our trip.

Love MOM

Amy said...

That's so crazy, Danielle!! Too bad you didn't come to the Opry Saturday night! I would have loved to have met you! I "know" you from all the sweet comments you have left on my blog through the years! :)

Melissa said...

Wow- no kidding on the Kristin's mini me comment! Looks like a lot of fun. I miss your Mom!

Kristin said...

Thanks for making the drive! One day we'll have to get you all the way here!!

Ben said...

You can't beat time with your mom, that's for sure! What special memories. :)

tonya said...

You were so close to me!