Thursday Travel Tails - Texas Part 1

Arty here and welcome to Thursday Travel Tails! 
Today Mama and I are starting our Texas Tail. Because we spent 5 days in Texas, we thought we would break this tail into two parts. Today we will tell you a little bit about our trip to Austin, show you some Texas scenery and one tell you about one the hotels where we stayed!

We traveled mostly back roads between Roswell, NM and Austin, TX and there weren't many Rest Areas along the way. That was fine with me, it meant Mama stopped at mostly McD's!
Most of them had picnic areas where I could use the facilities.

Plus...there "I Get A Cookie for being a Good Boy" angle I played whenever Mama stopped!!

Texas is the second largest state in the USA, and the scenery can vary depending on where you are visiting.

During our trip, we traveled from Northwest Texas into the Hill Country of  Central Texas. We passed by some very cool wind farms while we were in Northwest Texas!!!

When we got to the Hill Country, Mama and I stopped by Lake Travis, where we used to hang out when we lived in Texas. We almost didn't recognize it because it was so very green!!

It seems as if, ever since we moved out of Austin, all it has been doing is raining! Even water birds like this Big Great Blue Heron and Little Green Heron, have taken up residence at the lake!!

Of course, Mama had me practice my rock sitting, and an obligatory Mama and Arty Ussie!!

All this travel wears a puppy out, and I let her know it was time to head to the hotel!

While in Texas we stayed at the LaQuinta Inns and Suites in Cedar Park. It is quite close to where we used to live. Mama says it felt a bit funny staying there because she watched them building it
 when she used to drive by it every day on the way to work when we lived in Texas. 

Mama here: The La Quinta Inns and Suites in Cedar Park is another newer and updated LQ. Customer service was very friendly and had no problem moving me from the upstairs room where they originally had me, to a downstairs room! Conveniently located off of Route 183, the LQ was very clean, safe and had a dog park within 1/2 mile!

The hotel had lots of rocks for rock climbing too, Mama!!

....and pretty flowers

...and wonderful tile to cool my tummy off after Mama and I took long walkies!

They had a big comfy bed to lie in...and a big TV!  Mama and I watched Shark Week every night when we got home from visiting family!

You would not believe all the birdies and squirrels skittering around during our walks around the hotel!!

Where are we going Mama???

STARBUCK'S??? What is that you've got there....is that BACON on that Sammy???

I like bacon....

Will Arty get some bacon??
Which family doggies will I get to meet??

Stay tuned next week for Thursday Travel Tails in Texas
Part Deux!!!


Bouncing Bertie said...

The bacon looks the best bit to me, although Gail and I agree that Lake Travis and the Hill Country look beautiful too. (We like green places, they make us feel at home).
Toodle pip!

Oreo said...

That looked like such a fun trip. Love the scenery!!


Sketching with Dogs said...

You really are a good boy Arty and a lucky one too to travel to such interesting places.
Texas looks such a vast place, it is way bigger than the whole country we live in.
Elliot and Cricket x

Sandra said...

YES Arty will get some bacon. I love the Arty on the big rock with all the sunbeams shining on you... I bet it did feel odd seeing the hotel that mama watched being built. we used to travel and Mc Donals was our potty facility to. wonderful trip and awesome pics

Emma said...

My mom has a friend in Austin, but so far we haven't been to that part of Texas to visit her. Fun road trip you had!

Mara said...

We saw a lot of wind turbines as well, but we weren't in Texas! I think you are very brave for watching sharks! I would be afraid they would eat me.

Brom (from Norway)

Madi and Mom said...

Arty not only is your Mama the best mama she finds the bestest places to stay and takes the best photos and OMCs we loved all the collages and borders and I especially like the shot of you on the 'tummy cooling tile'. I loved your leg placement
GOSH we met your mama, Dory and Bilbo back when they lived in TX


Christmas said...

What fun travels!

Mark Muller said...

oooh texas is a fabulous place... I would like to be there with you... and you sure should get a big pievce of bacon for being such a super tour guide!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Arty, this was an outstanding trip, no doubt about it!!! What beauty, what wonder, what comfort! Looking forward to next installment. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Casey said...

YEEHAW, you made it to TEXAS at last! It's the best place, of course. Now the burning question is...did you get frenchy fries at all those McDonald's you stopped at??

Idaho PugRanch said...

Texas looks like a lovely place! you and your mama had such a great trip
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom says Texas is a great big wonderful state to visit. She and Dad are going to be there this weekend. Maybe they will get to see some of the same special places. Too bad we can't go too:(

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hmmmmmmm...better not let any Texans hear you say it is only SECOND largest. Most, discount Alaska as a lump of ice!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow little traveler.. you got to see some pretty places,

The Army of Four said...

You're a great tour guide, Arty! Our mom is crazy for your mom's photos of the two herons together!!! Awesome!

Ruby said...

OMD, what a FABulous trip Arty!!! And you were lookin' most handsome there too! I loved all pics of your adventures! Especially the sandwich...
Ruby ♥

Millie and Walter said...

Looks like you had a fun trip. We sure hope you got some bacon.

Dachshund Nola said...

hat looks fun! I've always wanted to visit Texas. :D

M. K. Clinton said...

Texas is such a ginormous state to travel across! We saw truck transporting those blades to the windmills things when we drove to BlogPaws.

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

Hope you got some of thatbacon!
Your Furrend
Louis Dog Armstrong