Monday, April 26, 2010

Our Weekend Trip

Jonathan applied for and got a summer internship so the kids and I went to Dallas this weekend to find a place for him to live. We left Friday evening and spent the night in Abilene. Normally we stay at Motel 6 when traveling but we wanted something different this time. We stayed at Whitten Inn; it was such a nice place!Saturday morning we ate their complimentary breakfast and it wasn't coffee and donuts.... instead they had a nice breakfast bar!
Guest could make their own waffles;
Or choose cereal.
Also available were muffins, biscuits and gravy, boiled eggs, fruit and toast, and assorted milks and juices.
Everything tasted so good; it was like eating at a restaurant.
Before leaving Abilene we stopped by Abilene Christian College. The campus is the prettiest campus I have ever seen!
I loved this rock garden and small pool.
There were steps you could climb;
And scriptures chiseled into several large rocks. I loved this little "oasis", it was so charming!
Once in Dallas we met with a very nice man who will be renting a room to Jonathan for the summer. When our meeting was over we headed for Kemp to visit an Amish store; Pennsylvania Dutch foods.
We had kolaches there a couple of years go and had to have them again!
After shopping the Amish store we headed back to Dallas to visit the American Girl Doll Store.
The store was just as nice as our first visit. Elizabeth wanted to eat in their cafe but we didn't have reservations.
While visiting the "little girls room" we spotted this on the stall's to hold your doll.
We wanted to buy several things but the outfits were too expensive. We ended up just buying several pairs of doll shoes and some cute hangers.
On our way to and from Dallas we saw miles and miles of beautiful blue bonnets; they were spectacular!
Wildflowers covered both sides of the interstate; there were so many lovely colors everywhere you looked.
While I was loading our trip photos into the computer I discovered several pictures taken by Elizabeth. Apparently she was entertaining herself with my camera while I was driving. I used to put Bugles on my fingers when I was young too!
Our trip was a great success but it always feels good to be home.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful trip you had.. I loved it all.. especially that oasis and all those pretty flowers.. it makes me miss TX in the spring.

Packrat said...

You have been busy! Love the pictures. (I still need to read your older posts to check out your chicks and garden.)

Scary, ;) but your Jonathan and my son look enough alike to be brothers; maybe it is just their coloring. Our girls don't look much alike, though.

Glad you had a nice trip.

Ann said...

Looks like you all had a great trip. Was nice to see a new picture of you, too! :)

Helen said...

Wow, is Jonathan trying to catch up with Pamela and her long hair? hehe, actually I think he looks nice.

I want to see the Amish store you visited. Maybe we need to take a trip and visit a real Amish village!

Glad u had fun at the AG store. Pamela keeps begging to go back, but I don't have enough $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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