We started off our trip in Llano where my great aunt and uncle were kind enough to let us stay at their ranch house. We toured the Longhorn Cavern in Burnett and the Exotic Wildlife Ranch in Johnson City. Trenton enjoyed both places but really liked playing with the deer at the wildlife ranch. He also thought it was pretty cool to ride in a trailer pulled by a tractor!
On our way down to Boerne, we stopped in Fredericksburg to walk around their downtown area. We also stopped at a restaurant for lunch where Jarrod and I ate our first ever antelope burger! It was pretty tasty! After lunch we headed to Luckenbach. Trenton thought that the concert in the post office/general store/bar was great!
In Boerne we toured The Cave Without a Name. We were lucky enough to be on a tour with a group of about twenty-five 9-12 year old on a field trip!!! The cave was beautiful, but I think both Jarrod and I were ready to pull our hair out by the time the tour was finished! We also walked around Boerne's downtown area and went out for a special dinner for my 26th birthday.
Our next stop was San Antonio to meet Paxton, Tawny, Channing, and Jaxson at the zoo. Paxton and Jarrod grew up together in Farmersville. We had originally planned on visiting Sea World, but they are only open on the weekends during the fall. Sea World would have probably been a lot cooler on a 96-degree day than the zoo was! The kids didn't last too long there. After eating at Alamo Cafe for lunch, we headed down to Paxton and Tawny's beautiful new home in Pleasanton where we spent the night.
Next we headed down to the valley to visit my brother Bradley in Mission. Bradley took us across the border at Progresso. We had a blast looking around all the little shops and eating yummy Mexican food!
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