Travel Tuesday - Austin, Texas

Earlier this Spring Mama and Daddy made a quick trip down to my hometown
(In case you didn't know, I was born in College Station, TX and raised in Austin)

Everybody is always so friendly in Texas, even the garbage containers have big smiles on their faces!!

Daddy had a "busy-ness" conference at a big ranch hotel called Lost Pines!
They were there at the very beginning of May and couldn't believe it was cold enough for a
fire in the fireplace. Mini Me and I thought this would be a nice place to relax and catch up
(thanks to the magic of Pizap!)

They had beautiful trees and trails,

A great big golf course,

and Mama really enjoyed the rocking chairs overlooking the Guadalupe River!!!

There was bunches of wildlife on the ranch too!!

Here is Mama's good friend the road runner. This little guy ran back in forth in front of their
room for the whole 4 days they were there!

Here is a guy who looks just like Bevo...the mascot for the University of Texas Longhorns!
He hung out in a field in back of the ranch!

Mama said the squirrels were everywhere...and made sure we knew this would be a great place
to come back for Ruby's Squirrel Roping!!

Now this squirrel will be a real challenge to rope!! 
Things are always bigger in Texas, you know!

Mama and Daddy made sure to visit their favorite Tex Mex and BBQ restaurants while they were in town!!

Mama and Daddy had a blast on their trip....
Thanks for tagging along while we told you about it!!

Join me (Big Dory) and Mini Dory next week for the first of a two part Travel Tuesday series
about Mama and Daddy's tropical trip to Bonaire!!


Duncan said...

OMD. My mom grew up in Houston and sometimes REALLY misses Texas. She just said she would absolutely die for some County Line BBQ. Well bless her heart. :)

angelswhisper2011 said...

What a beautiful place to be, Dory..and you are such an adorable guide. Thanks for the tour :) Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

Whitley Westie said...

Chuy's and The County Line - pawsome choices!!

We gots 2 Chuy's here in Plano, but we needs a County Line bad.

Julie said...

What a pawsome place, Mum and Dad were in Texas some years back and they luffed it!
They didn't see a road runner though, he looks great, did he make the right noise????
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Jeanne Pursell said...

Our mama and daddy LOVE Texas!! They have been several times to visit! That Road Runner guy is cute!! :)
xo Chloe and LadyBug

Sandra said...

now we just need a really big Texas sized ROPE... LOL... love that fire place with rockers and the rocker at the river. either place would be fun for me. i would have a good time there also.

Madi and Mom said...

Dory you are a true bluebonnet Southern Belle!!!
What great pictures.
Hugs madi your bfff

Uji, Izzy, Ziggy, Missi, Hiro & Momma Tea said...

Our Momster jus lovs Texas her finks it is da bestest state

Da K Krew

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD what a grand trip BACK HOME... that was. We love that big Cow Guy... butt the squirrel... not so much.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a great place to visit back home!!! So much to see and great food!!! Mom says she is going to have to look for that BBQ place when she next visits our human brother in Texas. We would love to give that roadrunner a run for the money - zoomie time with the roadrunner:)

Woos - Cara and Lightning

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD that place is BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL!!! thanks for taking us along with you Dory - you are one of the best tour guides I know... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

How Sam Sees It said...

Sounds like a lovely trip! I was born in El Paso, so I love seeing Texas posts!

Monty and Harlow's Mom

stellaroselong said...

OUR dad would love that squirrel to leave Texas and come and live in our yard.
stella rose

Marg said...

That looks like a great trip back home. What great pictures. That food made the Mom hungry for some of that food. Love the big cow looking animal. Looks like a really fun place to visit.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Even the tree rats are big in Texas
Lily & Edward

Idaho PugRanch said...

That looks like a great place to visit - our mom has never been to Texas before
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Kitties Blue said...

Mom loves Austin; though, she hasn't been in many years. All the photos were gorgeous. She really enjoyed seeing the Roadrunner and Longhorn. Thanks for sharing. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Mitch and Molly said...

We love the picture of the row of rocking chairs. What a serene shot!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Casey said...

There's nothing like being HOME! They need to bring you with them next time, Dory!

Oreo said...

Austin is a pretty city. My mom LOVES the county line BBQ and chuy's.
You look good by the fire.


Sketching with Dogs said...

You and Mini look as though you are having a great time Dory!
That is a strange looking cow, we don't have any like that here.
Dip and Elliot x

Emma said...

They always say don't mess with Texas, so I won't pester you, knowing you are from there.

Murphy said...

Now we might have an issue with that giant squirrel! You say it's cuz everything is bigger in Texas? Did you see his nuts? Just askin' . . . BOL!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Poodle At Play said...

HOLY MOLY lookit the size of that squirrel...good gosh, I wouldn't wanna mess with him! Other that that giant squirrel it looks like a very nice place with lots of fun creatures about.

Sully said...

Austin is such a fun place. Keep Austin weird.

Aroo to you,

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

What a pawsome visit. WOW that longhorn is BIG and just look at those horns *gulp*
Wally & Sammy

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dory its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow austin luks verry nice and peeseful with those luvly lawns and chayrs and frendly dumsters and aaaiiiieeee jiant skwirrel!!! run away run away run away!!! ok bye

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Sounds like a nice trip