Sunday, August 10, 2014

Texas Trip!

        Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I got back last Wednesday, and have just been getting back into my routine of chores and other obligations, and now, blogging. Those of you who follow me on Pinterest may have noticed that I've been on quite a bit, but I simply haven't gotten around to writing up a blog post yet. This one will probably be pretty short, as I don't have much time, but it's still something. Hopefully y'all like it!
        So where was I? Oh yeah, Texas! I was staying with Kayla's family for twelve days *squee!* Let me tell you, it was all I hoped and expected, and more than that! Firstly, the landscape was scrumptious! I have been so deprived of rain and green grass here in the California drought, and to see the lakes and streams and green pastures was a luxury! Here are some pictures that I took, both from at the Alexanders' place and just around.

        Being used to living in the SF Bay Area suburbs, it was nice to live out in the country for a few weeks, surrounded by fields and small towns. And oh! the dirt roads! I love dirt roads, and there were certainly enough for me there!

         Aside from the lovely landscape, I like the people there too! Even though I was only there for a short time, I think they are a lot more like me than the people here near San Francisco. Of course, they all think California is crazy, but hey, they're completely correct! It was actually rather funny to hear them say something about CA and then realize I was there and apologise, "No, it's fine!" I wanted to tell them, "You can say all the bad things about my home state that you want, I don't care a bit." The sad thing is, it's pretty much all true. However, there are some people who aren't completely crazy, such as myself. ;) Well, I'm crazy in a different way. Ya know? 
        We stayed around the house for the most part while I was there, which I liked a lot. As you may know, Kayla has none siblings, including a month-old baby, so that was loads of fun! I only have one sibling, and there haven't been any babies around here for about five years, and it was really nice. I love kids! 
        Both kinds of kids, actually, and it just so happens that Kayla's Jitterbug kidded a few months ago and has this gorgeous little girl!

         There were also chickens, guineas, and ducks running around. Oh, and cows out in the pasture.

        As for things I did while I was there, we did some dancing with the youth at their church, which I thoroughly enjoyed, spent a few days out on the lake, and watched a bunch of movies at the house. Some new ones for me were Miss Potter, Captain America, Frozen, and 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. (Am I forgetting any?) Those were all beyond awesome, and I also got indoctrinated with Tim Hawkins and Duck Dynasty. Whoohoo! And guys! THE TEASER TRAILER'S OUT!!!!!  I died watching it!

         That's about all I have time for now, but I'll try to post soon. I want to get back into the swing of blogging before I start my college classes next week. I have a few letters to write, and a bundle of other things that need to get done (including working an extra day this week), however, so I'll be busy. So long!



  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! There's nothing quite like staying with a friend for a few days. :D Do post again soon! I love hearing of travels. :-)

    (The Happy Hobbit Heroine)

  2. Oh, Tim Hawkins. We just ordered a fourth DVD, and I hope we will have a family marathon of those.
    Friends introduced us to 7 Brides for 7 Brothers and now it is a family favorite.
    Since you agreed with your friends about CA, you might find this pin funny

    1. That pin is hilarious! It is terribly funny, and also a bit sad when you realize how California is in such a bad state of things. :/ Yes, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers was definitely a favorite - I need to get it so my family can see it!

  3. Your baaaaaaaaaack! :D and we totally did not have coughconvosoverpintrestbeforethispostcoughcough ;)
    Sounds like you had a lovely time! I just love seeing a country so different to mine! :)