Vacation Trip

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  1. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    well after five years of not being able to take a vacation for various reasons, the wife and i decided to take one this weekend. well we left late thursday morning and headed to New Braunfels. we took more of the smaller highways rather than the interstates. so far we have had a good time and decided to stay in New Braunfels another night. this morning we are heading to the city of San Antonio to see the Alamo. later this evening we are heading to Corpus Christy and then tomorrow we will go and see the USS Lexington there. when i get home next week i will share pictures we have taken. so far we are having a great time, and the food has been great. thursday night we had dinner at a place called Montana Mike's Steakhouse. i had really good sirloin and grilled shrimp. last night we ate at place in Gruene called the Gristmill that overlooked the Guadalupe river and the food was fantastic. well i will post more later tonite and let you know about the food and scenery.
     
  2. SWO1

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    Have a GREAT TIME.....axxe55, you and the wife. Don't eat too much....Ahh go ahead....ENJOY......
     

  3. axxe55

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    thank you SW01! yes i plan eating plenty! and so far the food has been excellent everywhere we have eaten!:D that makes it harder to back away from the table!:eek:
     
  4. SHOOTER13

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    Enjoy the vaca axxe55...!!

    Make sure to take some pics to share with us too...
     
  5. Windy

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    Enjoy the time away. Relax and enjoy. You two deserve it.
     
  6. greyhawk50

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    Have a wonderful time with your wife. Life is too short not to spend time with the ones you love.
    Relax, regenerate, rewind and rejoice.
     
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  8. FOUR4D4

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    Have fun & most of all be safe:)
     
  9. 28Shooter

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    Have a great trip Axxe! Relax, spend money, have fun! As Grey said, "Life is too short..."
     
  10. bmarg

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    Have fun, that sounds like the same trip I took as a kid and I know I enjoyed it when I went!
     
  11. Shooter

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    The Gristmill is great.


    Sounds like we were a few minutes from each other at one point.
     
  12. axxe55

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    we ate there Friday night. we were in the room overlooking the Guadalupe river. i had the chicken fried steak and the wife had the grilled chicken sandwich. we got an order of onion rings for an appetizer, and they were awesome. food was great, service was great and the prices were decent.

    Thursday night when we got into New Braunfels, we ate at Montana Mike's Steakhouse. i had a steak and shrimp, and the wife got a chicken fried steak. the steak i had was fantastic. cooked perfectly and was as good as the ones i cook at home. i highly recommend this place. we ate there about five years ago and just had to eat there again, and it was worth the drive!

    Saturday morning we left and went to San Antonio and visited the Alamo and walked up and down the Riverwalk. got lost trying to find the parking lot where we parked the truck! that was sure lots of fun. then that evening we drove into Corpus Christi and then we went the next morning to view the USS Lexington museum. very interesting tour of the carrier. we ended up spending most of the day on the carrier taking pictures. had a great time taking nightime pictures as well from the beach.

    more to follow! pictures as soon as i get them downloaded into my computer.
     
  13. axxe55

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    here are some pictures of our trip. some from New Braunfels.
     

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    USS Lexington

    here are some pictures of the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi.
     

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  15. greyhawk50

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    Sounds like a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing.
    Really great pictures. Almost like being there.

    Grey
     
  16. axxe55

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    thank you Grey, we did have a good time, and you're welcome.

    more to come!:D

    here is a picture we took of a tree at Goose Island State Park that is over 1000 years old!
     

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    USS Lexington at night!

    these were taken at night at the Lexington and the surrounding area. note in two of them there are some interesting "ghost images"!
     

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    Remember the Alamo!

    here are some of the Alamo.
     

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  19. FOUR4D4

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    Thanks for the pictures
     
  20. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    you're welcome Four. just wanted to share with my friends here. we had a great time and saw a lot of interesting things. this trip was my wife's second time to visit the Alamo and her first time to Corpus Christi. we traveled over 1200 miles and never left the state of Texas!