First of all, I did a terrible job taking pictures. I’m real sorry.
The hard thing about traveling in the summer is that you always end up missing weddings. I missed two that I would have LOVED to go to [three cheers for Mason & Hannah and Adam & Molly!], but Texas was already on my heart [and the flight was already paid for …], so the only marriage I experienced this weekend was between my stomach and legit Mexican food.
Going to visit my bestie Betsy in her hometown was so much fun. For years, our Nash-crowd has heard stories of family, friends, and locations around Wichita Falls, TX, but I was the first to actually see it. I can now confirm that yes, there is such a place and yes, we know people who live there.
Here’s Betsy, me, and her Dad.
What I would like to do now is show you the watercolor portrait of Betsy from when she was 8, but I haven’t exactly asked Betsy if that is okay so I better not. But I want to. But I won’t. But it is awesome. Visiting friends’ parents’ houses is always a win.
Here are my summaries/thoughts/responses from a weekend…..
Let’s start with the thumbs down list.
Stereotypical Texas things I did not see get to see:
I also never heard one person sing “Home on the Range” nor did I see a single Texas Ranger or one sign leading to a Dude Ranch.
Dear Texas, if you’re gonna have stereotypes, I’d like to see them when I visit please.
Now, for the thumbs up list.
Things I got to see but forgot to photograph:
…. that last one is not true. Sorry. But it was very hot in Texas. That is true.
And in the continuing series of crazy colors I paint my nails, I present to you my Dallas Manicure. The picture poorly reflects the sparkle to this color. It’s a purpley-gray glittery thing that looks like something the Little Mermaid would wear.
So of course. I love it.
Obviously, this was also a highlight of the trip. Homemade strawberry shortcake? Very Texas, I think. Very Texas.
And the piece de resistance, my only picture of the Texas prairie land–
I’ll give Texas the benefit of the doubt… there could be a cowboy riding a tumbleweed back there behind those trees. I’ll pretend as such.
Overall, I salute you Texas. What a great weekend with such great friends and lots of laughs and I wish I could do it all over again. Thanks to Betsy and her dear family for hosting me and showing me around!
Finally, I think this is an important question. I was told that cicadas and locusts are the same bug. Is that a fact? Can someone help me out?
Also, I think this is an important question. How was your weekend?