Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Road Trip, Part 1.

Nine days, 3300 miles, nine states, five museums, four hotels, thirty people at Thanksgiving dinner, one rented Prius, and the two of us.  We had a fantastic trip visiting family and friends for Thanksgiving!

We left on Friday, November 21 around lunchtime and headed south through South Carolina and Georgia to land for the night in Mobile, Alabama.  We hit some major traffic in Atlanta (of course), but we managed to make it to our hotel in Alabama at a decent time to get some sleep.  
South Carolina peach!
Saturday, we got up early because we had to get from Alabama to San Antonio that day.  We topped in New Orleans for a bit of sightseeing.  New Orleans was not my favorite place at all.  I'll be fine never to go back there.  But I'm glad that I can now say that I've been!
Crossing Lake Pontchartrain
Hello, New Orleans!
At the Mississippi River
I did love the Christmas decorations and palm trees combination!
Donny on Bourbon Street
Mardi Gras remnants...
After New Orleans, it was time to hit the road again.  And we finally got to Texas!  Where of course, our stop for lunch was at Whataburger.   
By the time we got to Houston, there was a huge rainstorm blowing through.  I was a little bummed that I didn't get to see it in all its glory.  But oh well... 
We finally made it to San Antonio and checked into our hotel where they informed us that they had booked all the rooms like we had reserved, so they upgraded us to a king room with a balcony for free! 
Hello, beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk...
By the time we checked into our hotel, we were starving.  So we walked down through the Riverwalk to find dinner.  Not long after we walked along the way, it started raining.  So we ducked into an Italian place and got a table under their awning.  And then the skies opened up...
Lightning and thunder and pouring rain.  People were dashing for cover, and the other diners on the patio abandoned us because they were getting the deluge. Fortunately, we were next to the interior wall, so we only got slightly misted.  :)
After the storm rolled through, we walked back to our hotel thankful that we weren't getting up the next day to drive anywhere!

To Be Continued...


  1. I love Bourbon St and San Antonio almost equally. So glad you all had fun and made it back and forth Safely!!!

  2. I didn't think much of New Orleans either. I mean, there's some neat stuff there to see, but I won't be sad if I don't go back.

  3. Looks like such a fun road trip! Yay, for the room upgrade. Palm trees and Christmas wreaths always make me smile. It is beautiful and weird all at the same time. :)

  4. I loved seeing some of these pics on Insta when you were travelling--it looks like it was a fun beginning of the trip! How many of those books did you get through?? :)

  5. Love this! I loved following your trip on Instagram!

  6. I can't believe you didn't like New Orleans. I went many many years ago but had a lot of fun and would love to go back! I love San Antonio and the Riverwalk! Glad you got to check it out even if it rained.

  7. I love road trips!! I loved following you guys on IG but it's fun to read the details :)