Friday evening we drove to San Marcos where we stumbled upon some surprisingly chic outlets. Cypress and Park City don't compare. These had lower-end and high end as well. After strolling through the outlets, we went to Santa's Ranch, which is a big drive-through light exhibit. The pictures are a bit blurry, but here are some of my faves (the only favorites missing are the ski slope scene and mariachi band):
We've only been here 2.5 years, but I sure love Texas. And I love how much state pride that can be found here. You'd be hardpressed to find any sort of display that didn't have the flag, star, or God Bless Texas sign nearby.
I also love love love cowboys and Old West culture. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a saloon girl because they could wear pretty dresses, feather boas, sing and dance, sip sarsparilla, and hang out with all the cowboys. I had no idea they were women of ill repute! I bet that aspiration made Dad so proud.
The three crosses on Golgotha. This was by far my favorite scene.
Lady Liberty needs to lay off on the hand gestures
The next morning, we drove up to Canyon Lake and then ate breakfast at a charming little Bakery Cafe.
Jonas checking out the offerings
And can you blame him? Look at those caramel peach crêpes. I'm drooling just at the memory of them
I love this picture of my boys snuggling.