The drive there was long even though we had snacks and a travel scavenger hunt for the kids to work on; it was too many hours in the car. We've learned our lesson and a few others, like Keith and I are too old to drive after dark and eat Sonic after 8pm.
The kids had fun with the scavenger hunt and Alex didn't realize he was reading words. Shhh....don't tell him it was educational, it takes all of the fun out of it! They searched for white trucks, horses, cows, signs, a star, a church, a gas station and a bunch of other things!
Our first real day of vacation was super busy! Grandpa Bob took us to the pilot shop at the Addison airport because he needed to get his grandson a log book. Alex was to supposed to get his first flying lesson but it didn't work out. We also had a cup of coffee together to celebrate!
Later that day Aunt Bobbi had a birthday party for the kids at a local park. She invited some of her friends and their kids and we had a great time. Even though it was cold and grey. The kids didn't mind and our giant Texas cake was delicious. It's true....everything IS bigger in Texas.
Have I ever told you how much Bobbi and I love Target? I also love that you can buy wine at Target.
On Monday, we went to Ft. Worth. My parents have lived in the Dallas area for 16 years and I'd never been there. I wasn't missing much! HA!
I did get to sit on and touch a cow which was one of my goals for March. I loved it!
Alex sat on the cow too and he also conned his Grandpa into buying him a hat and a stick horse.
We had a wonderful barbecue lunch (review coming this week on The Rookie Foodie) and then we tried to go to Billy Bob's Texas to look around and go to the gift shop. We ended up walking out because they wanted $2 from each of us for the privilege. I don't think so Billy Bob!
Tuesday we did some shopping and I got a new outfit! We headed out Tuesday afternoon because we learned that when you're old, it actually takes TWO days to drive 800 miles. We also decided that taking the interstate is the best way to go because you can go very fast! The kids got to add two more states to their list of places they've been.
Oklahoma is beautiful in March!
If you made it through this entire post you deserve a reward. Thanks for reading!