As my Minnesota relatives would say, "Uff da!" That was how we all felt about the 13 hour drive from San Antonio, Texas to Tucson, Arizona. The "big stretch" to get us to the next stage of our epic family adventure. Turns out, it really wasn't that bad. We left before 5AM in hopes of making it to Tucson in time for dinner. I'm very much a morning person, so everyone else … [Read more...] about Radiator Springs!
Throughout our epic family adventure road trip, we've been using the Yelp! app to find interesting local favorites for eating. For the most part, it's worked out, very well! Fajita Pete's was the second place we found using the app and we weren't disappointed. Fajita Pete's is located in Houston and claims the best fajitas in town, so we decided to give them a shot. We … [Read more...] about Fajita Pete’s Review
Well, everything really is bigger in Texas, including their water parks. Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas is the largest water park in the world! It has three sections and you have to ride a tram to part of it from the main entrance! Be forewarned, however, this is not a Disney water park! Schlitterbahn uses untreated, spring-fed river water from the Comal River for … [Read more...] about 4th of July Texas Style
On day 3 of our road trip, we decided to take a couple detours off our normal course to see some family in Austin and Fredricksburg, Texas. Allison's cousin just had a baby, recently and she lives in Austin, so we took that detour (going from Houston to Austin, rather than straight to San Antonio) to see the family and to see Austin. It is, after all, home to Lance … [Read more...] about That Shack Outside La Grange
While we only had a very short time to visit New Orleans, we had to be tourists for the morning and visit the French Quarter and Cafe Du Monde for beignets. Jackson Square and Cafe Du Monde were just a short walk through New Orleans from the Sheraton. As we walked, we enjoyed the horse drawn carriage tours, the local architecture, the smells (yes smells) of the Big Easy, … [Read more...] about Beignets for Everyone!