Camping 2015 + Texas road trip

30 March 2015

Friends!! It’s been a whirlwind three weeks in which I’ve slept six nights in my own bed. First we had our trip to New York City, then our annual camping trip with friends, then a Texas road trip between Houston and Texas for work. And then I hosted a baby shower for 45 people at our house on Saturday!! Lots to report. Let’s start with camping.

For the past three years we’ve spent a weekend camping with friends, and it has quickly become one of our favorite traditions! This year it was the Rays and us; we were trying to squeeze in a trip before Nancy got toooo pregnant. We risked a March trip, and happily were rewarded with a sunny, 65 degree Saturday and nights in the low 50’s! We stayed at the Carolina Beach state park and ventured into nearby Wilmington for lunch on Saturday. The park has beautiful trails, and aside from the fact that the water smelled a bit swampy, we had no complaints. S’mores and great conversation were enjoyed by all.

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We arrived home from camping around 1:30pm on Sunday, and my flight to Texas left at 7pm – about enough time in between to wash my hair and do a load of laundry! While in Texas most of my days were taken up with work, so I don’t feel I can give any sort of comprehensive guide, but there were a few highlights:

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Blue bonnets on the drive between Houston and Austin!

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City Meat Market in Giddings, Texas! So legit. Bare bones. You tell them what you want, they chop it up, slap two slices of white bread out of a bag on top, and hand it to you by the four corners of the paper underneath. Delicious!

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Torchy’s Tacos in Austin! When you mention Austin, everyone mentions Torchy’s, and it didn’t disappoint. The queso was the best I’ve ever had, better by a smidge than White Duck’s. We also ate at 24 Diner (and it was also delicious!). Thanks to tour guide Lisa for steering our ship!

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As a final highlight from Texas, I got to spend one day with a favorite online pal, Victoria. We worked on a project together and it is going to be sooooo good :)

Whew! After all of that excitement, I feel a bit like my cat:

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She says to do lists are for the birds. More soon!!

6 Responses to “Camping 2015 + Texas road trip”

  1. Texas forever! So happy you enjoyed our trip and all that food!! :)

  2. It sounds like your March has been quite the whirlwind – but a fun one, at that!! Eating BBQ and seeing the blue bonnets in Texas are on my bucket list; both look absolutely amazing!

  3. Rob

    Lessons from your cat, eh…?