Tuesday, May 21, 2013

None Other, Than Cadillac Ranch!

Since 1974, in Amarillo, TX., in a COW PASTURE, ..... the one,.... the only....

Cadillac Ranch.  :)

We went prepared, with several cans of paint.

And, we made sure to tell the kids how important it was, that they FULLY understood, that spray painting graffiti ANY WHERE else...... IS ILLEGAL.

Just saying.....

Even though it was 100 degrees in the dry Texas sun, we had a fun time making our mark. :)

Aaawwww. My man is so sweet. :)  
Here, he declares to the world, his love for me. :)

"You Only Live Once!"
So true.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

The BIG Texan

When you visit Amarillo, you just have to eat at the FAMOUS Big Texan Restaurant!

First of all, they come pick you up in a FREE, longhorn cadillac LIMO!  Our driver is a retired, geo-physicist! ( All I know, is that means, he is REALLY smart.) :)  He chauffeur's for the Texan, just so he has something to do everyday!

This was a first for me and the kids!  WHOO HOO!

The girls even put on their Sunday best for this experience! LOVE IT!

Once we arrived, we went directly into the fun, gift shop.  You could seriously pay WAY too much money on some really fun stuff here. ;)

We also walked through out the restaurant and noticed a small casino and gun-shootin' game.

This is another place that was featured on "Man vs. Food."  I loved the old west and saloon-style decorations through out.

We stuffed ourselves and even had leftovers!  Emily and Parker also received a free cowboy hat with their kid's meals.  BONUS!

Seriously, go to the Big Texan, enjoy the atmosphere and have a steak dinner!
And that is NOT a bunch of bull. ;)


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Out in the Middle of No Where, Kansas

A couple of weeks ago, we spent a week in Dorrance, KS., at a Corps of Engineers Park.

For only $8/ night, including water and electric and a dump station, the kids enjoyed the wide open spaces and playground.

There are several "Loops" at this particular park, but we had ours ALL to ourselves.

All though it was cold and windy most of the time, it was a beautiful park, right next to Wilson Lake, for a wonderful price!

The kids are steadily finishing their school work, and we are enjoying the cooler weather. ;)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Happy, Happy, Happy!"

"Hey Jack!"   So, we decided to try and visit THE duck call!!  
We were only an hour from West Monroe, LA., so we drove on over to visit the headquarters of the HUGELY famous show, "Duck Dynasty!"  

The family just cracks us up!  We love it all.
The simplicity.  The beards.  The southern food.  The way they make fun at each other.

It's all good. :)

They also know how to make a statement.

Todd tried to sneak in the warehouse, but it just wasn't happenin'

We were hoping to meet some of the family, but this was the next best thing. ;)

Even on cardboard they look cool.

Their store was CRAZY busy!  Yeah for them!  I hope they have many, many more seasons in the future.