Trip Journal

Departure date: 03/21/2023  

A great time to visit Texas, come back here to check out our trip and view our photos. You may see someone you recognize.

March 21, 2023 – Tuesday- It was an ordinary travel day. A little light rain and when we arrived in El Dorado Kansas it was partly cloudy and 55 degrees. Tonight we stay at the Holiday Inn Express.

March 22, 2023 – Wednesday – A warm day reaching into the 80’s. Our first stop was at the Cowboy Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It’s a big museum devoted to the old west. A special exhibit was “Play Cowboy”, toys and board games from our childhood. There’s always a wide variety of paintings, sculptures and authentic items, even a western town called Prosperity Junction. Driving onto Hillsboro Texas, traffic was slow moving through the Dallas area and the Holiday Inn was a welcome site.

March 23,  2023 – Thursday – 80’s all day. Our first stop in Austin Texas at the State History Museum. We watched a great movie full of Texan Pride and historical accomplishments. A short trip south and we’re in San Antonio checking into the Drury Plaza – The former Alamo Bank Building this beautiful building was converted into a hotel. It’s a great location next to the San Fernando Cathedral. After checking in, we had a river cruise to familiarize ourselves with the surrounding area. We stay here two nights.

March 24,  2023 – Friday- Our day started out misty then cleared by 10:30. Our first stop was at the San Jose Mission. A nice walled mission with a smaller church still in use today. Lunch and souvenir shopper was at the San Antonio Market Square. Next at the River Center Mall, we watched the IMAX movie, the Price Of Freedom. A recounting of the historical battle, when  it was over, we walked across the street and entered the Alamo. Free time for the rest of the day, sunny and 80. Tonight it was perfect for the light show at the San Fernando Cathedral. The façade of the church came alive. The Saga is a musical moving light show chronicling the history of Texas,  San Antonio, and the people who live here

March 25, 2023 – Saturday- Perfect sunny 70 degree weather in Waco Texas. We stopped here at the Magnolia Silos by Chip and Joanna Gaines for shopping, lunch and just to enjoy the day. This afternoon we arrived at the Fort Worth Stockyards for the cattle drive. It was packed full of people. After checking into the hotel, we went to the Cowtown Collisium for the rodeo. It was a great way to end the day.

March 26, 2023 -Sunday-Another perfect day for a tour of Dallas. The assassination spot where JFK lost his life and the museum that try’s to explain why.  Another stop at the Pioneer Plaza sculpture garden of  a cattle drive was unique and picture worthy. A drive around town and through wealthy elite mansions of Mark Cuban, Ross Perot and others, one after another. Leaving town, we completed our Dallas experience with a tour of Southfork Ranch. Tonight we stay at one of the worlds largest casinos, Winstar.

March 27 2023 – Monday Our highlight today was a stop at the Oklahoma City Memorial. We had a nice tour presented by a park ranger and it is a very peaceful thought invoking park. Tonight we stay in Kansas City at the Drury Inn.

March 28, 2023 – Tuesday – Our last day is sunny 🌞 but a lot cooler than our vacation days. We expected that and are glad to arrive home after a fun trip.

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