Monday, April 30, 2007

Give me miles and miles of Texas,

All the stars up in the sky.

Miles and miles of Texas,

Want to live here till I die!

song by Asleep at the Wheel

I just got back last night from a whirlwind trip around Texas with 18 children and 10 other adults.

Everyone loaded up Thursday after school in a very comfortable chartered bus with a bathroom!

We went on a nature walk in Sonora, Thursday evening, and got to bed fairly early. Friday morning, early, we left Sonora for Austin to see the capitol, sit in the Senate Chamber, and talk to our state senator. Hearing an orchestra play in the Rotunda was icing on the cake! The acoustics were incredible!

By early afternoon we were on the road to San Antonio to see the Alamo, the Imax movie "The Price of Freedom," and a glimpse at the Fiesta Parade. All this time, I was handing out candy for Latin inscription sightings!

We then headed to Houston. Imagine, the Texas Hill Country, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston all in one day! This was my first view of Houston other than from the airport. It is bigger than Dallas!

Saturday morning we visited the San Jacinto Monument and The Battleship Texas. That afternoon we turned back north to Waco. We were all fascinated by the blacksmith, potter, and 200 year-old gristmill at Homestead Heritage.

Sunday, we visited the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco and then drove to Abilene to see the Frontier Texas Museum.

After about 1700 miles we were home again home again jiggedy jog!

It was all wonderful!

“Remember the Alamo!”


Annica said...

Sounds like a great trip! You must have had a lot of fun with all those kids. Your pictures are beautiful! I love the one with the suckulents!

Texas girl said...

I am so jealous! It sounds like a wonderful trip, what a great way to learn about where you are from.

Beach Girl said...

People talk about traveling around the world.....I just want to travel around America! What a beautiful country we live in.

Thank you for the pictures!


Barbara said...

I love your poem ,your pictures and your wonderful felting!!