This last weekend we took a fun little family getaway down to Dallas, TX and over to Clovis, NM. We have these friends who have been the best friends for the longest time and we consider them some of our best friends. They moved in Jan to Clovis, NM because S is in the airforce. (keeping his name private for safety reasons.) Anyways, we haven’t seen them since then and they hadn’t had the chance to meet Archer. We flew outta Las Vegas, NV on a red eye to Dallas, TX early Friday the 29th. We landed in Dallas around 6:30 AM, pretty much pulled an all nighter due to the time change but who needs sleep anyways. Archer was so good for his first time flying. He slept the whole way, he never fussed a bit!
Before we boarded the plane T had Arch in his carrier on T’s front. He had felt something warm and come to find out Archer had exploded out his diaper and peed… which ended up all on the front of T. We had already checked in our luggage and in the carry on I didn’t pack T an extra shirt… oops! Luckily it wasn’t too noticeable and Arch had some extra pajamas to change into!
We landed, got our rental car and met some Beaver people (who know live in TX) for some good breakfast at Crackle Barrel. It was nice to see some familiar faces and to talk for a bit before we headed on our longgg 6.5 hour drive! Before we headed out we went and saw the Trinity Bridge & River in Dallas. It was pretty neat and I loved the city! I wish we would have had more time to explore but I am sure we will be back!
We started to head towards NM. The drive was long because T and I kept having to switch drivers since we both were so tired. It was such a pretty drive but we knew we would spend more time coming back so we went fast to get there. Before we reached NM we got into a pretty wicked storm. It only lasted a bit but was full of lighting and thunder.
We finally reached Clovis and we met them for dinner. We were so excited to see them and to have them meet Arch. We went back to their house and fell right asleep.
Saturday came and we just kinda hung out. T and S decided they wanted to play darts so Aspen and I went into town and grabbed a dart board and I needed some diapers for Arch. It was such a laid back trip but one we will always remember. We fell in love with the state of Texas and even New Mexico we are even considering moving there! (Crazy, I know!) We just really loved everything about it. The charm, the smallness but yet big towns, country feel, everything. We hung out, cooked steaks, corn and squash and had way too many laughs. We can hang out with them 24/7 and still always have something fun to talk about or do.
On the way home we spent our time and stopped to see some things and take some pictures. I always love to film things while we are gone and make a small short movie to have. We love filiming with our HTC RE. If anyone is looking into a good small travel sized cam I recommend that one! Its waterproof (SCORE), and pretty much acts like a go pro. We have used a gopro before and I like this one 100X better! But anyways, our mini family vacay was SO much fun. We sure have missed these two and their craziness. I am so glad we can travel the world and see new things. It is something T and I have discussed and want for our family. We love getting on airplanes and road trips and we plan to always go on a vacation at least once a year. I sure hope it passes down onto Archer.