Saturday, July 12, 2008

Get Your Kicks' On Highway 6

I love days like today!

This morning I was up by 7:30 feeding Gracyn, showering, and getting ready! I headed out the door at 9:00 a.m. to prepare for a baby shower at church that I was hostessing with a group of girls for a friend who is having twins! The shower was a wonderful success and I returned home around 12:15 pm. to once again....feed Gracyn.

Steve and I have been talking about taking a road trip to College Station for awhile now, as we have not been since last fall before we became a family of 4!!! So I just up and said, "hey, let's go today" and Steve's response was, "that sounds awesome, I'll get Cade ready to go!" The boys had stayed in their jammies all morning while I was at the baby shower, playing Wii together! So an hour later we headed out the door and hit the road with our newest gadget purchase, a Garmin GPS navigation system. Now granted this was a STEVE purchase because he's definitely the "techie" in this marriage, but I am now as excited about it as him. It showed us a different way to go to College Station, shaving about 40 minutes off our previous time...less time in the car with the DVD player cycling CARS movie over and over...ALWAYS gets 2 thumbs up from me! What a beautiful drive it was! Ranches, land...just so much open land filled with crops, cattle, horses, barns, old country homes and tractors. Just the scenic drive was worth the entire trip in and of itself.

And before we knew it, this was upon us... Aggieland, WHOOP!!!!!!!!

This little college town holds so many memories for both Steve and I. The four years I spent there were some of the best years of my life! It's so neat when you can share things like this with your kids, it's your life coming full circle!

As soon as we pulled into town we headed straight for Hullabaloo's Diner.

That's right people, as seen on Food Network's own Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives hosted by Guy Fieri. It's an old diner car that's been moved from Chicago and renovated into a restaurant! It was 3 o'clock by this time and we were all starving....Luckily their burgers, hamburger steaks (seriously grubbin'), onion rings, and HOMEMADE pies hit the spot! Actually they hit several spots, but the chocolate pecan pie was to die for, I can't even tell you! Flaky crust, dense chocolaty center with a toasted pecan top and a generous dollop of whipped cream! Luscious, let me tell you. Steve, Cade and I had that entire slice devoured and plate licked clean in exactly 3.5 seconds!

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Another satisfied customer

We spent the rest of the afternoon/evening walking around on campus, going through the MSC (Memorial Student Center for all ya'll non-ags), visiting shops, and going t-shirt hunting! Gracyn got her first aggie outfit on this trip...we like to start'em early :)

Look even Cade knows how to Gig'em!!!

Cade Matthew class of 2027/Gracyn Avery class of 2030

We ended our day with a drive-thru visit to Sweet Eugene's to pick up a Java Shake for the road! I am already looking forward to our next trip to Aggieland. It's just a special place that's hard to explain. A quote on one of the t-shirts we saw today sums it up best...

"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it."


oalaniz said...

Becky / Steve,

Great pics...and great memories for 15+ years from now. Your story sounded like midnight yell where the they start with "Hey Army, got a little story for you....."

Great you could show this great place to our future little Ags....maybe they can stay at one of the ACE houses???...
or could it be a "little longhorn" for Gracyn..@!&*? Her MiMi is already looking for a tu cheerleader outfit for her....

MiMi(Horns '72) & Grandpop(Gig 'em! '72)

Anonymous said...

The pictures are wonderful. I know that you all had a wonderful time on the road trip. The GPS will open up a new world of travel for you all. It is truly fun to see other sites that you have not seen before and places that have their own little nuances. It is good to get the kids out away from the hustle and bustle and let them see the country. Love you all,
Nanni and PaPa

Rebecca said...

I love the picture of Cade! That's fun that you just up and took a road trip. I'm glad you got to show your kiddos your old stomping ground. I've heard those GPS things are pretty cool.