Finally Made It To Texas

If you’ve been following our blog for the past few weeks you’ve noticed we didn’t take the most direct route from Michigan to Texas. We headed southeast rather than southwest, spending several days in DC with our friends the Keiters. After saying “See ya down the road,” we continued southward and finally began moving westerly.

In New Orleans we had the opportunity to meet the Mann and Marshall families. While Mike and I went out on a much needed date, the kids were able to spend time with the kids from both of these families. Mike and I were a bit bummed that our timing didn’t work out to get to know these families a bit better. So, when we found out that the Marshalls were heading in our same direction, we chose to spend a couple of nights at the Houston RV park they were scheduled to work at (they are excellent photographers). While there, we had the chance to talk and connect with David and Jess while the kids hung out playing games, listening to music, and doing whatever it is teens do. ;)

After our couple of days in Houston, we headed to one of out favorite cities, San Antonio. The Marshalls continued their trek west and stopped for a couple of nights in San Antonio, too. Last night we met them in front of the Alamo. After our Alamo history tour, we headed down to the Riverwalk to enjoy the Christmas decor and to catch some Tex-Mex dinner together. We probably would have hung out longer, but it was bitter cold and windy out that evening, and the Marshalls’ Floridian blood was starting to freeze. We parted with “See ya down the road,” and headed back home to warm up.

Today we took an hour drive out of the city to spend the day with the Ticknors, another traveling family that we first met in Texas two years ago. We all had a great time reconnecting with them (plus, Dana made pulled pork for lunch—one of my favorites!).

So glad we took the long way to Texas so our schedule allowed us to spend time with these families.

Learning Alamo history

Learning Alamo history

Clowns on the Riverwalk

Clowns on the Riverwalk

Boyink parents out for dinner in San Antonio

Boyink parents out for dinner in San Antonio

Our favorite San Antonio Restaurant

Our favorite San Antonio Restaurant

Lots of lights in the trees for the Holidays

Lots of lights in the trees for the Holidays

A Christmas Alamo

A Christmas Alamo

Boyink and Ticknor Parents

Boyink and Ticknor Parents

Miranda feeds the deer at the Ticknor's Campground

Miranda feeds the deer at the Ticknor's Campground

Harrison gets a turn as well

Harrison gets a turn as well

3 Comments Finally Made It To Texas

  1. Picture of LouLouDecember 08, 2013

    Hello Boyinks crew,
    We’re the WDH crew: Lou, Laura, Dominik, and Faye.  We connected briefly last summer.  You saw that we had tried to kickstart a blog for our journey and sent us a message.  We are in Austin, Texas right now on our way to San Antonio this week.  Any tips on places to stay with our trailer, good Tex-Mex restaurants, and fun stuff to do in SA?

    If you’re still there when we get there, it’d be fun to meet you. 

    Happy Trails—and Stay Warm!

  2. Picture of Michael BoyinkMichael BoyinkDecember 08, 2013

    Hey - we have moved on and are in Utopia Texas workcamping on a farm.

    Do the Alamo, the Riverwalk and eat at Rosario’s. Travelers World RV park is expensive but nice and close to the city.

  3. Picture of Michael BoyinkMichael BoyinkDecember 08, 2013

    And have a great time in SA - it’s one of our favorite cities !

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