I know it is super annoying when someone goes on and on and on and on about something.
But I HAVE to share.
And then I promise, I won’t mention it again!
I LOVED TEXAS!!!
Seriously, Texans are my kind of people!! Everyone we met, from the shuttle bus driver to the McDonald’s drive thru boy to all the lovelies at Round Top, were sooo polite! And overthetop enthusiastic about life…I mean, really, when you reply to a drive thru guy “Fine and how are you?” and he answers “FANTASTIC!”, you know you are surrounded by happy people!! I am in love with the enthusiastic, fabulousness of it all!! Thank you Texas for being so wonderful…it helped me to forgive you for bringing me this close to my biggest fear…
We were to fly out the day the tornado hit Dallas and didn’t know a thing about it until we arrived at the airport in Austin and all the flights were cancelled. And that is as close to one as I ever want to be. But everyone is safe and sound, thankfully no life was lost. And that is all I want to say about that.
I have so many favorite moments about my trip that this post will be forever long if I try to tell you all about them, so I’ll just hit my top three…
1- Meeting the JUNK GYPSIES!!!!!
~ I have been a HUGE fan of these ladies since I first read about them in Cowboys & Indians magazine way back in 2006. They were so inspiring to me during my Mink & Manure days and I fell in love with their wild and fabulous style. I googled the heck out of them and shopped frequently on their site…Fast fwd to 2011 and I was BEYOND thrilled when Jolie tweeted about my blog and asked for my help putting some looks together for Blake and Miranda’s wedding… (I screamed and jumped up and down, seriously, ask my husband) We have since become “twitter” friends and email so often that I really felt like I already knew Jolie without even meeting her! (weird?!). So I was thrilled to finally be able to head down to Round Top and meet them…they are in my top 10 list of celebrities I want to meet! And when I finally found them (it really took me a day to get to their tent…Round Top is HUGE!!!) Jolie gave me a HUGE hug and pulled my baby out of the stroller as soon as she could. And even though they were super busy, Amie, Janie, Archie, Phillip and Ashlyn all took time to hug (!!) and visit with my and my best girlfriend that travelled with me! And you know that feeling when you meet someone and it feels like you’ve known them forever? That’s them! All of them are the nicest, sweetest darlings you could ever hope to meet and I could have sat and talked for hours with them! (darn tent was so busy though!!)
2- Touring Round Top!!!
~ when people say that this antique show is big, they aren’t kidding. My friend and I (with our babies!) walked for two and a half days and didn’t cover the same ground twice. I have never seen so much fabulous stuff in my life. I have been describing it as Vegas Cowboy Christmas crossed with the best flea market ever. There was everything from antlers (TONS!!!) to gorgeous bags (I got me this one!!!) to jewelery (and this is now mine!) to boots (I own these bad boys now too!) to furniture (this part made me sad, shipping was $$$$$) to, well, honestly, anything you could think of, it was there. And the people who were there to shop…loved them! Characters of all shapes, sizes and ages were there and having fun. And I loved that I felt so safe parking the baby stroller (with baby in it!) in the shade, so I could walk around a tent that wasn’t 100% stroller friendly. Not that anyone didn’t want strollers, it was more that they had so much stuff, we couldn’t fit! I am planning to take a whole week next spring and go…and I am SOOOOO going to PROM. Just try to stop me!
3- The weather…
~ we went from -5C to 90F, I don’t think I have to say anymore. Sunshine, green everything and air with moisture in it. I was in heaven. (a hot, sweaty mess, but happy).
And that’s it…
Ok, that’s not it, but I can’t keep going on forever…
But, I am going to share some pictures…can’t wait till next year!!!
*my travel buddies*
*inside the JG tent*
*told you there was everything!!*