We just got back home from a relaxing trip to Texas to visit family. It was Waverly’s first time to meet some of her Texas fam, it was close to 50 family members (my mother-in-laws family) who gathered at The Frio River in memory of my mother-in-law’s father, Robert Simmons.
We started the trip in Austin, staying with Michael’s aunt Sharon, and then made our way to Leakey. We drove for miles and miles, what seemed like to be in the middle of no where but, it was beautiful country and I loved the scenery. Once we arrived, it felt like I was 10 years old again, on a camping trip but, only 20 times better!!
A crystal clear river ran through the backyard of the “farmhouse”, the name of the house we stayed in. Hills surrounded the valley, which made for a beautiful backdrop for coffee time on the screened in porch. Cell phone service was VERY limited but, if you ask me, this was probably one of my favorite things about the Frio Canon.
Each night all 50 something of us would gather at the community house or the “red house” they call it, for dinner and fun. Every night was a home cooked meal by a different family in our group. The food was wonderful but, the memories we made will forever be etched in our hearts!
We loaded up the car to head back to Austin on Monday morning, or so we thought. Gaga, who is my mother-in-law, planned a special trip to Waco, TX, to visit the Magnolia Market. After a few hours of driving I finally realized we were not headed to Austin, we were thrilled and it made the trip even more exciting.
Once in Waco, we visited the Market and made a stop by Harp Design before checking into our hotel. We had dinner with Michael’s aunt and uncle and then finally turned in for the night, but not before a dip in the pool.
The next day we made a few more stops in Waco before heading back to Austin and catching our flight back home. It was a wonderful trip and we hope it becomes a yearly vacation to visit all the aunts, uncles, and cousins in the “everything is bigger in Texas” state.
Until next time…
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