I took 24 hours and took myself on a trip. I drove 4 hours to Fredericksburg TX and met BFF there to have a kid free day/night and celebrate her birthday and Christmas. I decided to leave home at 7:30am Saturday.
But before I tell you about my trip, Friday evening was family night at the Houston Symphony. They were showing Home Alone on their big screen and playing the music from the movie live.
My son wasn’t happy about having his picture taken but I got a couple anyway.
We had dinner at Hard Rock Cafe and I knew I was going to eat whatever I wanted on my trip so I was good and had grilled chicken and broccoli while my son had a burger and fries plus a shake. After dinner, we walked to the Symphony and met my mother. We all had different seats because when my mother bought them, they were almost sold out. What kills me is that the seats next to my mother stayed empty so we could have sat together.
I was in bed by 11 Friday night and wide awake at 5:30am Saturday morning. I needed my trip! Boy am I glad I showered before I went to. We stayed at this tiny motel called Sunset Inn and Suites.
It looks cute, right? We had 2 queen beds in the room. I forgot to snap a photo of our room so I got a stock one off yelp.
We had different blankets but otherwise it’s the same. Tiny bathroom but that’s expected at a motel. What I didn’t expect was the drain to be half out of the tub and brown water almost to the top of the tub drain. Eww!!! We checked for bedbugs and other bugs but none were to be found and it was just one night so we sucked it up, put our stuff down, and went back out to Main St.
It was so cute! FULL of tourists, so crowded, but very quaint town. I walked 11,000 steps going store to store and looking. Once BFF arrived and we went back, we stopped at a ton of stores and I probably spent too much but I am done holiday shopping!
I got my mom:
Fredericksburg sticker and Texas sticker
Texas Christmas ornament
Red Hots (her favorite)
I got my son:
Fudge covered Oreo
Harry Potter chocolate (saving that for when we see Harry Potter in February)
I got Amber:
Bow tie for her collar
I got myself:
Pecan Praline butter
White chocolate pecan clusters
Clothes and a jacket
Backpack for school since my other one busted
On my way home today, I stopped at Bucee’s (because Bucee’s is the best store in Texas) and got a thing of fudge and a No Sleep Til Bucee’s t-shirt. My son already took the shirt (I don’t think he gets the Beastie Boys reference of “No Sleep Til Brooklyn”) and I didn’t get a photo but oh well.
I have unpacked and Amber is so happy I’m home that she won’t leave me alone. You have no idea how many corrections I’ve had to make because she keeps head butting my hand to pet her. This was an awesome weekend and I hated to come back to reality but I had no choice.