Two Texas-related Throwback Thursday posts in a row? Yes. I’m getting myself amped for my trip to Texas next week, even if I have the bar exam to get out of the way before I can enjoy myself. Hawaii is amazing, but after 7 years of being away, I’ve learned there is no place like home. Today I’ll be reminicin about the road trip my friends and I called “The Blonde Squad Reunion Tour.”
In high school, my group of friends was known as the Blonde Squad. We weren’t even really all that blonde (except for Rikki), but that’s what we were called (we certainly did not come up with it). Anyway, it was a short little trip because Jackie and Lola had to work. We spent one night in Austin and one night in San Antonio to visit friends and go to Fiesta Texas (a Six Flags theme park).
The first leg of our trip, from Brownsville to Austin, took about 5 hours. It was filled with good music, frequent stops, naps, and general silliness. I love all the pictures from this trip because you can really see who me & my friends are- unscripted and not cheesin.
|Who doesn’t take pictures like this after stopping at an ATM?|
|Lola answered back by showing off her All That album.|
|Hair a mess & leftover half-washed off make-up from last night. Well, me at least.|
|Well, she’s lucky she didn’t get written on.|
|Cool poster Lola got from the hipsters.|
Although there are a million amazing sites and places to go in Austin, I have no pictures of any from that trip. Instead of going out on Sixth Street or heading to the Drafthouse, we spent the whole night at our girlfriend’s apartment, just drinking Lone Star beers and acting crazy. It was perfect.
|Showing off my best duck face.|
|So fun. Wish I could share more pics but they’re just too ridiculous.|
morning early afternoon we drove to San Antonio, which is about an hour from Austin. We stopped at Chick-fil-a for some food. We don’t have those in Hawaii. Yumm..
|I got this for D at the marketplace. Loosely translated- “I’m already sick of my f-ing old lady.”|
|Margaritas by the pitcher? Yes please.|
After the restaurant we went over to the Alamo. The Alamo is a special place for Texans. When we see it our hearts fill with solemnness and pride. (Most of us, at least.) I had never been there at night. It was pretty creepy. Everybody says it’s haunted, and I don’t doubt it.
I’m really looking forward to the road trip we’ll be taking next week. I’m just wondering how it will go with a baby. Wish us luck!