Wanderlust Wednesday | Texas Road Trip, Part 1

I suffer from a strong, self-diagnosed case of wanderlust.  If you are familiar with that...

Wanderlust: (n) A strong desire to travel.

I take at least one vacation a year (usually more!) and I've been around the world.  I have been to:
thirty-some US states (including two trips to Alaska)
numerous Carribbean islands
Canada...more times than I can count...
three trips to Paris
two visits to London
one stop in Rome
once in Amsterdam 
and I spent a month in Greece a few years back.

In two weeks, I'll be on a cruise...and I have a huge trip planned for next year (more on that later).

Wanderlust is a problem...but it's one that I'm happy to have!  If traveling was'd never see me again!  I love to explore the cultures, see the sights, experience the lifestyles of the people and learn about new countries.

I can't wait to see where I'll be in the next few years!

I have decided to start a new series on my blog, Wanderlust Wednesdays, to share photos from my vacations, give tips on travel, and many other things travel related!  If you have something that you'd love to see talked about and featured in this series, please let me know!!

We flew Southwest Airlines for the first time...and I really enjoyed the experience!  I highly recommend Southwest if you are searching for a flight!

We stopped at this very unique 'restaurant' once we landed in Dallas.  The Texas Truck Yard holds up to three food trucks, which are becoming all the rage across the country.  Their website has a calendar that tells you which food trucks will be there each day, as they rotate often.  If you live nearby, this would definitely be a place to visit often, as there would always be something different to eat and experience!

Eating at picnic tables and in foldable fun!

When we were there, two food trucks were in operation.  A slider truck, with very unique flavors, and a Greek truck!

The Truck Yard's style is definitely very eclectic!  It was a super fun place to enjoy lunch!

Next we headed into Downtown Dallas.

We spent some time in the place where JFK was shot.

And then we headed to the Cowboys Stadium.  I'm not a Cowboys fan (or a fan of professional football, for that matter), but it was fun to see the MASSIVE stadium!

Wide open spaces!

The storefront for the show Fixer Upper on HGTV!  AHHHHHHHH!!!

At the Texas History Museum, there was a recreated town.  Here was the one room school house!

And the recreated church!

The Dr. Pepper Museum was our next stop.

As we were leaving the Dr. Pepper museum, I happened to look left and saw THE SILOS!!  These are the silos that Chip and Joanna from Fixer Upper on HGTV have purchased for their headquarters!!  So surreal to see these!  :)

The archeological dig where they found fossils of the mammoths that once roamed the area.

A painting of a mammoth - this is what scientists think the mammoths of the area looked like...and the height they stood.  Our tour guide is average height...these things are MAMMOTH!  (see what I did there!)

What a unique building this is!

At this point, we made our way to Austin to the Texas State Capitol.  What an impressive building!

Seriously!  Check out the detail on the door hinges!  No detail was spared when building the Texas State Capitol!

The view from the Capitol.

And we finished up our time in Austin with a trip to the Texas Chili Parlor for lunch.  All kinds of chili, all kinds of HOT!!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Texas road trip (which turned into a FIVE state road trip!!)

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