Monday, April 09, 2012

Easter Break Trip (With Pictures)

Matt and I headed out around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday evening and drove to Sweetwater.  We made pretty good time arriving a little after 11:00 p.m. and that included a dinner stop.  We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express after getting a decent deal via hotwire.  We drove the rest of the way on Friday morning arriving in Canyon around 12:30 p.m.  We went to the Panhandle Plains Historical museum that afternoon.  Matt got to visit with a colleague that now works there.  We toured the museum and then I had my one meal for the day since it was Good Friday.  I showed him all the places that I lived in Canyon in addition to the schools that I attended.  We went to the Good Friday service at St. Ann’s that evening.  After the service, we caught up with my friend Carol and visited for about an hour afterward.  We headed back to the house and watched a movie with my cousin who is renting the house from me.  At midnight we headed to Wendy’s to get food since Matt had been fasting all day and I only had my one meal. 

Saturday was a full day of activities.  First, we had Donut Stop donuts for breakfast.  At 11:30 we went to Taco Villa for lunch and met with my friends Cristal and her husband, Matt, and then later met up with my friend Lacy.  Lunch was really good.  After that, we went to Toyota to have my oil changed and it was the fastest service I’ve ever experienced.  It only took 10 minutes to have the oil changed.  From there, I took Matt to the Cadillac Ranch after briefly stopping to pick up some spray paint at Home Depot.  I tagged a few cars and we got another visitor to take pictures of us.

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cadillacranch Next, I took Matt to the Big Texan Steak Ranch which is home to the infamous 72 ounce steak dinner.  (See picture)
bigtexansteak We didn’t stop to eat, but checked out the tourist stuff and gift shop and paused for another picture.bigtexan2
I then took Matt by the house where I grew up after first moving to Amarillo and the house I lived in from 6th grade until I graduated from high school.  We stopped by my dad’s shop and my brother happened to be there so we visited for a bit.  After that, we headed to my brother’s house since we had plans to go out to dinner.  We visited with Martha (my brother’s wife) and entertained the kids until it was time for dinner.  We went to eat a Mexican restaurant called the Plaza.  After dinner, we colored Easter Eggs with my niece and nephew. 

We went to church on Sunday morning.  I have to say that I really miss my church.  I have to find a church here in San Antonio that has a strong music program.  The choir was wonderful and the service was great.  After church, we came back to the house for about an hour and then we went to Feldman’s for lunch.  I had the chicken fried chicken and it was very good.  After lunch, I took a nap since I didn’t sleep very well the night before.  We drove out to Palo Duro Canyon around 3:00 and the weather was really nice.  We didn’t hike or anything this time, but will definitely come back another time.  But I did get another picture of Matt.
We spent the rest of Sunday watching movies.  We ordered pizza for dinner since Matt had given it up for Lent.  We also drank a lot of coke because we both gave it up as well.  We headed back this morning around 10, but stopped for lunch in Lubbock where we met a good friend of Matt’s who just moved there a few months ago.  We got back to San Antonio around 7:00 this evening. 

I really enjoyed being able to see my friends and family, but I think San Antonio has become my home.  Canyon just seems so small now.  It was also a bit chilly and windy on Saturday.  I don’t miss the wind at all.  Now it’s back to work and life here in SA. 


Christina said...

Wow, Ive never even heard of Cadillac cool. Your pics are very cute, but Ive gotta ask just how tall IS Matt? He looks soooooo tall.

Nice to see you two so happy!!

Leann said...

I agree, my goodness he looks TALL.
I had heard of the Cadillac Ranch but not that Cadillac sounds like you had a great time.

Jan said...

I was just going to ask if you were sitting down in the, he is tall (and apparently you are short) but you look delighted and that's what counts!

Incidentally, tall men are handy to have around, my late husband was a foot taller and very useful!