Friday, May 14, 2010

Road Trippin' with Dad

There's nothing quite like a road trip. Teaming up with a loved one, in this case my Dad, and hitting the road, not a care in the world except keeping ourselves entertained. After such a stressful and tiring semester, this little vacation is just what the doctor ordered!

Dad and I, about to head out on the highway.
Lookin' for adventure...and whatever comes our way.
Born to be wild.  ;-)
Dad and I left on Thursday to tour Texas, see some cool sights, drop by some places he lived when he grew up, and with cameras in tow, we've taken lots and lots of pictures. And we had so much fun yesterday that instead of going home today, we decided to extend our trip an extra day. It's been totally worth it.

And the weather has been absolutely fabulous the past couple of days! Thursday it was overcast for a lot of the day, and kind of chilly. Made for very enjoyable exploring and picture taking. Today has felt just as great, but we've seen a ton of rain. Even a little hail. But we still managed to get some good pictures. We're awesome like that.


For now we're checked into our hotel for the night, big plans for tomorrow. What better way to end a road trip but with a bang? We intend to have twice as much fun tomorrow as we did today and Thursday. Watch out, Texas. We'll be travelin' you some more tomorrow!

29 comments:

thisdarkpassenger said...

enjoy your journey

MissWoodhouse said...

Sounds like you both are having a blast! What an awesome way to make memories. :)

Sarah Thomas said...

@MissWoodhouse—We really are! It's been so much fun making memories and learning some cool things about my Dad. It's been so awesome.

@thisdarkpassenger—Thanks! We will. :-)

musiclovinchic93 said...

Sounds like fun!

Sarah Thomas said...

@musiclovinchic93—It's so much fun! And we've taken a bunch of pictures. Road trips are the best. :-)

Melody206 said...

You've seen hail in May? That's amazing. Have fun on your road trip! :)

Sarah Thomas said...

I have! And an uncharacteristic amount of rain. Lots of flooding. It's been wild! But very fun anyway. :-)

Kess said...

Nothing like some father and daughter time. Glad you're enjoying the trip so far :)

CheersWhizkids said...

amazing!! it took me to my own childhood: my father being a forest officer we used to go for these kind of pleasant trips very often, these trips provide you with an oppurtunity to be more aware of your true self and to be more receptive towards others' shortcmings!! we six siblings learnt most of our life-skills while on the go!!

jnana said...

I love hearing about father-daughter moments, they're the most special! My dad's in Iraq and I haven't seen him for two months :( I miss him terribly. Take advantage of the time you have with your father

Sarah Thomas said...

@Kess—Thanks! There really is nothing like it. :-)

@CheersWhizkids—How cool! That sounds like a lot of fun. And yes, you definitely learn things on these trips that you just don't get in school. ^_^

@jnana—I hope you get to see your Dad soon! I'll be praying that he says safe. :-)

Devon said...

That's awesome that you spend some good times with your dad. My dad aren't really that close, though he always tries to get me to spend time with him. It's harder for me, but it's good that you're so close to him!

Logann said...

Beautiful Blog !

congrats!

Levonne said...

congrats on being a blog of note!

The Reading Bear said...

I love being out and about with my Dad.
I can't wait to see him in two weeks! It should be a blast!

Novaes said...

Hi Sarah! How are you? I´m learning English. so I went to your blog. I´m from Brazil.
Maybe you can help me learn a little English?
I have a blog, I hope your visit
http://artblogbest.blogspot.com/

Novaes

Sarah Thomas said...

@Devon—Thanks! I definitely appreciate how close my Dad and I are. I’m very fortunate.

@Logann—Thank you very much!

@Levonne—Thanks! ^_^

@The Reading Bear—Me too! It’s the best. I’m glad you get to see him soon! I hope you have a great time. :-D

@Novaes—I’m good, thanks! I just checked out your blog; the pictures are cool!

Mikame said...

Your so lucky to be able to get away like that. I'm so envious lol!

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Congrats on your noteworthy status, by the way! :D

deadmandeadman said...

These are moments to treasure, as you each grow a little & learn about each other. You are indeed lucky to have a warm loving relationship with your dad. Any fool can be a father...its a special man that can be a dad.

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Boring and Clumsy Teen said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!

Sarah Thomas said...

@Mikame—It really was lucky! The timing was just right. It’s been awhile since I’ve had some time for a vacation. It was much needed! I hope you get to get away soon, too!

@C&A—Thanks! I may have to check that out.

@deadmandeadman—Inspired words! And very true. Not just any man can be a good father. Fortunately I have an excellent one. :-)
Thanks for dropping by!

@Fardin—Thanks! I just checked out your blog. Sounds like you had some yummy pizza for lunch! :-)

@Boring and Clumsy Teen—It was! I’m kind of sad it’s over, actually. :-P

Erick Abanto López said...

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I hope you visit my blog and follow me (as I do to you.)
greetings.
attentively
a poet who writes in Spanish
Abanto Erick Lopez
http://deldoctor.blogspot.com

Erick Abanto López said...

if you have any problems, on the left there is a title that says "translate", choose the language they speak and suted wait a minute. You'll notice that the blog itself, especially its content is translated.
greetings

betomelodia said...

Great blog ...
Congratulations on posting ...

Kisses in your heart ...

Sarah Thomas said...

@Erick Abanto López—Thanks for the hint, I’ll try translating it! I wish I spoke Spanish, but alas, I do not. (Yet?) :-)

@betomelodia—Thank you! Appreciate the comment.

Megan said...

Just discovered this blog through blogspot's list. Love it! So full of energy :) Reading the past few entries, we seem to be very similiar. (I promise, I don't mean for that to be creepy!) Enjoy your Monday!

Sarah Thomas said...

@Megan—Thanks for dropping by! I’m glad you like my blog. And don’t worry, nothing about your comment came off creepy! :-D I hope you have a good Monday, too!