30th Anniversary Trip

Well, it wasn’t Hawaii or Europe, but we had a great time anyway on our long weekend trip to Austin and San Antonio.

A big snowstorm hit the night before. Made things pretty, but it was icy and un-drivable for a while.

Snowy view out front window

Snowy view out front window

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Happily, the ice melted by lunchtime and we were able to set out for central Texas.

The State Capitol was quite impressive, as befits a state as grand as Texas.

Inside the 4-story rotunda at the State Capitol

Inside the 4-story rotunda at the State Capitol

Old fashioned love seat facilitates conversation

Old fashioned love seat facilitates conversation

The Alamo was very cool but crowded with what seemed to be half of Texas. After reading a few signs and legends, we realized that by sheer happenstance, we were there on Battle of the Alamo Day – March 6! No wonder the whole world was there! But we still had fun. And here, in probably the most important historical site in the state, Texas pride was on full display.

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The most fun was the next day at Natural Bridges Caverns, and Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch. Kind of like Lion Country Safari they used to have in Orange County, but without the predators. Had quite a few large gazelles, bison and ostrich eat out of our hands.

Gazelle

Gazelle with head in car

The Sicilian donkeys were a hoot.

Sicilian Donkeys

Sicilian Donkeys

Just because they were herbivores doesn’t mean they  were small.

Big honking bison - this guy ate out of my hand

Big honking bison – this guy ate out of my hand

And they had a whole BUNCH of giraffes.

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We had brunch at Mi Tierra on the last day and were serenaded by these fun mariachis.

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It was a fabulous trip with my wonderful honey!

And since it was our anniversary, we should include a photo of us together, though it’s not from that trip. We went to the Dallas Zoo just this last weekend:

Bronze elephant, Dallas Zoo

Bronze elephant, Dallas Zoo

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One Response to 30th Anniversary Trip

  1. Love your pictures, and the fact that you were able to have so much fun, and such a great adventure. That, of course, speaks more to who you are than where you went.
    Phil

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