Travel Tuesday - The Mini's in Texas

Happy Travel Tuesday Y'all!! Mini Arty and Mini Jakey here today to tell you about our trip to Texas!!!

We forgot how much fun air travel could be. We made sure Mama got a window seat and, oh boy were we glad she did,  because we were lucky enough to see a beautimous sunrise along with some very strange farm circles!!

Gramma and Grandaddy live in the Hill Country outside of Austin. Since both our Aunt and Uncle(along with their families) were staying with them, we decided to stay at the same LQ Arty and Mama stayed in last year!!

We slept in a great big king size bed and even let Mama sleep in the same 6 inches she sleeps in when she is home BOL!

The LQ has a great big sitting area where we did some morning people watching!

Most days, after we people watched, we went and visited family! We caught up on what everyone had been up to in the past year. Uncle Rocky has grown into quite the big dog...and Mama says his head is bigger than Bilbo used to be! Uncle Cowboy is still a big ole golden lover bug and Sorrell is still the kitty in charge!


...and the humans are still all silly, as usual!

Some mornings, before we went to visit the family,  we played with Baby Groot! Mama says he can be a trouble maker...but we always have such a good time with him!

What Mama??? 
We were just doing a bit of bed jumping...Really, we're all ok!

That Baby Groot sure knows how to have fun!!

We had lots fun hanging out by the pool and soaking up the Texas heat too!
I know that may sound funny to some of you, but remember we live in an area that doesn't get above 65-70F(18-21C) all year.

One morning, we went with Mama for a photo shoot walk around the small town of Marble Falls!

Where they had lots of cool storefronts...

...cool sculptures...


...even a FROGGY fire hydrant!!

 It was nice walking around and enjoying the scenery!

Big Texas skies...

Lake Marble Falls

There were a couple of cool thunder storms too!!

 We had front row seats for a few sunsets!

There is nothing quite like a Texas sunset....

...except for maybe the Texas fireworks we watched on Independence Day!
Luckily we minis aren't scared of loud noises...there were some pretty big booms!

Mama said we couldn't go home until she had breakfast at the famous Bluebonnet Cafe! 

Before we knew it we were on our way back home!
We had a safe flight home and we must say, the cooler weather sure felt good on our fibers when we got off the plane!

We all had a wonderful time visiting the Hill Country, and especially visiting  family!!

Make sure to join us on Friday when we show you the flowers we saw during our visit on Flower Friday!


Mark Muller said...

oh hoe great that the mini's slept in a big bed!!! and we love the green fire hydrant ... and oooh this store... even the store front looks like a treasure and the mama would love to see what treasures they have inside of that cute store...

Bouncing Bertie said...

Wow that does look a wonderful trip, and great photos Mama! (Gail says the ones of the skies remind her of her two years in Oklahoma).
Oh and the Minis are SO generous, letting you have a whole six inches of bed.
Toodle pip!

Kinley Westie said...

Me and Brinley soak up hot Texas sun by da pool everyday, so we understand. :D

By da way, we has stayed at dat very same La Quinta before - as did Whitley a couple times before I was here!

M. K. Clinton said...

We just moved our son to the Houston area. Our home is for sale and we hope to be joining them soon. Texas is a wonderful state!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That 'Groot' looks like he'll get you in trouble! Our Auntie and family live in San Antonio, so SHE's been to the Hill Country several times, but never as far north as Marble Falls. Looks like a fantastic trip.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
As one who barely ever sees above 12'C, I can totally understand mum's love of that burst of gen-you-wine heat!!! you guys surely made the most of your trip and so glad you were able to bring us such a beaut and joyous post!!! Hugs and miniwags, YAM-aunty xxx

Emma said...

Looks like some fun places! Love that fire hydrant. The Groot dude...kind of creepy!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Looks like the minis had a great time. It is a very pretty place to visit.

Sandra said...

WOW, what a trip you had... family and big dogs and minis and more family and kitties OH MY... Groot is so adorable.. I love the town, love the motel, love all that you saw... now I have to find out where you live that it doesn't get hot. I hate heat. I may see you soon

Mara said...

I saw those farm circles as well back in 2011 (Edmonton-Houston-Amsterdam) and wondered about them. Very strange.

It looks like a great little holiday and I totally get you on the temperatures! The only day it has been over 21 degrees here in Norway so far was the day I was visiting my mother in the Netherlands. Where it was well below 21 degrees. I would love to be able to soak up some warm summer sun!

Mara from Norway

Two French Bulldogs said...

Whoooa! Giddy up you Texas cowkids! What a blast
Lily & Edward

Katie Dawn Wing said...

What a wonderful trip. Glad you kept the momma in a good routine with bed proportions. BOL!!! They do well with routine.

Puppy Growls,

Molly the AireGirl said...

What a beautiful vacation for you Mini's! Love the sunset shots! I wish peeps around here would have fun with fire hydrants too!

Murphy said...

You Minis sure got some wonderful shots! Did your mama help you at all or did you take selfies??

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a wonderful trip for you Mini's and baby Groot!!!
Hazel & Mabel

Brian said...

You minis are so cute! Wait, I thought everything was bigger in Texas!

Julie said...

What an amazing time you had ,,,,,,,I nose what you mean about Baby Groot, he's a bit of a handful when he gets going isn't he, hehe
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

The Army of Four said...

What a great trip! I remember when Uncle Cowboy was a puppy!

lexitheschnauzer said...

That looks like a fun city to explore. The minis sure look like they had a good time too. Great pictures.

Millie and Walter said...

You two mini's sure had a great time in Texas. Thanks for taking us along with you.

Marg said...

what fun to see you Minis having such a good time. You were able to do lots of good things. The pictures are just the best. We felt like we were there with you.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You two minis are just so cute, and it sure looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip. So cute together, like two good pals. Our Mom is going to be in Texas at the end of August, and we wonder if she will find that Bluebonnet Cafe:0

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Cathy Armato said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! I love that adorable little coffee shop - I could sit & sip tea all day at a place like that.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Sounds like a fun trip. I'm heading to Louisiana in a few weeks... dreading that wet heat!