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Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Road Trip

Traveling with my husband by car from Texas to Florida reminded me of family 
vacations as a child.  We always drove to Saltillo, Mexico to visit family.  One 
year my parents were brave enough to take their family of eight children on a 
vacation from Texas to California to visit family in La Habra California.  I was 
around thirteen years old with three older teen brothers, an eleven year old sister and 
three younger brothers.  My youngest brother was around  five years old.  The 
family station wagon was packed with bodies so all the luggage had to be stored 
on top of the station wagon roof.   Mom always packed sandwiches and a Tupperware pitcher of 
Kool-aide for these road trips.  I remember making a pit stop at a Dairy Queen 
where we convinced dad to buy us hamburgers.  Remember those teenage brothers I 
mentioned earlier.  They were growing boys who played sports and could put some 
food away.  I will never forget the cashiers face when dad placed the order for 
ten hamburgers,  four with  double cheese double meat.  LOL, Did  I mention, 
they were short handed that day, so the manager had to work as the cashier and cook.
I enjoyed those road trips and have fond memories, however, it was always nice to 
get back home to Texas.

Awesome to see the  Lone Star entering Texas Country.
 
Nice to be Home.

3 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I remember that trip, too!!!
Maria Linda

Chris said...

Hi Irene, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Susan S. said...

Hi Irene.....I found your blog thru Chris Carter's blog. She'd popped into my blog and left and comment and I checked her blog out. Saw your beautiful mosaic and popped into your blog! And then noticed you are in Houston....Small World...Me too! I added myself as your newest follower! Happy Spring Ya'll! Susan

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