Texas Was Awesome!

I just got back from one of the best road trips ever! A long time friend of mine moved to Texas in 2010, and I went to go visit her in Houston last Saturday. She had the whole entire week planned out. Let’s just say I need another vacation.

Once I arrived we went to Pappadeaux’s for dinner which was absolutely delicious. We then went to Joel Osteen’s church. Here’s a picture of the lobby of Lakewood. This is one of my favorite scriptures, so I had to take a picture. We actually got a chance to meet Joel after service. It was so nice. I am not sure if I can post a picture of him without getting his permission, so I’ll just stick with the one of his lobby.

After church we left Houston and headed for a 4 hour drive to Dallas. I wanted to visit TD Jakes church on Sunday morning, and since his church startes at 9:00am, we thought it was best to drive there that night. We arrived in Dallas at 2:00am Sunday morning, slept for a few hours and arrived at church before 9:00am.

I was so happy that he was actually there. Maybe because it was Mother’s Day. Since his church is a mega church and he is extremely popular, I wasn’t sure if he was actually going to be there or not.

After church we explored Dallas and headed to San Antonio the next day to visit the famous Riverwalk. Check out some pics.


We stayed at the Riverwalk Plaza hotel, which was pretty nice. Breakfast was also included in the hotel stay which was a huge bonus, since we had to pay for all of our meals.

On Tuesday we headed to Austin to see what all of the talk about these food trucks were all about. Austin was quite nice. We met a lot of great people. My friend is a chef and couldn’t wait to try some of the food on the trucks. We ate from several trucks and I must say Taco’s in Texas are fabulous! I haven’t had a taco since high school, so when my friend suggested that I try one, I wasn’t too optimistic. I wanted another one after the first one. Check out some pics of some of the food trucks in Austin. 


This is the back of a school bus food truck. The guy sitting in front of it, wouldn’t move so I could get a good pic.


After Austin we headed back to Houston, but not before doing some shopping at San Marcos Premium Outlets. I bought a total of 11 dresses at the outlet. I couldn’t believe the dresses were all under $22. San Marcos is a city between Austin and Houston. After my shopping spree we finally headed back to Houston. 

I got a chance to meet up with Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff which was awesome! She had a get together last Friday, so my friend and I stopped by. Crystal is so funny, she had us rolling the whole time we were there. It was definitely a great way to end my awesome time in Texas. 

Have you ever been to Texas? If so, what did you enjoy the most?


  1. Love the pics! I have never been to Texas, but I've always wanted to! One day I'm sure I will!

  2. Great pics–sounds like you had a fantastic trip! :)

  3. Never been to Texas but have a friend moving in a few weeks so that will hopefully change. Great pics but none of the TD Jakes church?

  4. I bought a total of 11 dresses at the outlet. I couldn’t believe the dresses were all under $22. San Marcos is a city between Austin and Houston.

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