We flew directly from Charlotte to DFW mid-morning on Thursday. It took a little longer than usual because of the storms that were traveling across the south-- instead of flying over Tennessee and Arkansas, we flew south over Atlanta then New Orleans and Houston before turning north to get to Dallas.
We finally landed in Texas, got our luggage, then went to pick up our rental car. We had reserved a mid-size car, which would be a Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus or something similar. As we walk out to the lot to get in the vehicle, however, we see a woman driving away in the last mid-size car on the lot. So, the attendant tells us to pick whatever we want. Score!
I think someone liked the car...
It was so good to be back in Texas. It looked exactly as I remembered it. We had a few hours to kill after we landed before we had to be somewhere, and we both had a few stops we wanted to make...
First up for me was Taco Cabana. I know you Texans think my TC love is crazy, but there's just something about it... And the fact that I only get to go to TC a few times a year doesn't help.
We went in the gift shop, where I may have worn my Yankees shirt... :)
And then, we cured his Whataburger withdrawals.
Thank goodness for Lyn, my fellow Yankee fan, and her fiance John to be on my side. :) They're too cute!
Mike and Monica
Donny and the Red Sock, I mean Brandon.
All the girls-- Julie, Monica, Lyn, me, Rachel, and Laura
Me and Monica
Me and my boo :)
After we left there, we went to see Kristi's (his sister) new apartment and pick her up for lunch with his mom, Kim. Kim and her husband were in the middle of moving to a new place near Lake Whitney, but she took time out of moving to make us all lunch at their old house in Joshua. While we were at their place, we got in a lot of baby time! April (Donny's step-sister) had her baby, Layla, just five or six weeks before our visit. Layla came several weeks early, so she was TINY! (FYI-- Layla was only baby #1 of the weekend...)
Friday night, we headed back to Buddy and Claudine's for a chili cookoff with some other folks from Donny's former church in Cleburne. We had a good time with those folks and a lot of laughs!
Coming up tomorrow-- a tour of small-town Texas! :)