Bob and I have a group of friends who’ve traveled together at spring break for about 12 years or so. Each couple takes a turn picking a place. We go around Texas and the surrounding states. The farthest we’ve gone so far is to Branson, MO.
The couple in charge last year chose to take our group to Louisiana for the Gumbo Festival in October. That’s when we always go to New England. We planned to make the sacrifice, but I wasn’t happy. As it turned out, Bob’s 50th high school reunion fell that weekend. So it was good we didn’t have reservations for some gorgeous place in Maine, because we couldn’t have skipped his 50th!
I have it on good report that they had a super time even though we weren’t along.
The pictures are of some of the places we’ve been.
Jefferson, TX (This was before we had cell phones that took pictures and the albums are packed. 🙂 )
Natchitoches, LA (Pronounced Nacotosh) B & B overlooking river
B & B in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Great House in Rockport, TX right on a canal.
Mostly we’ve gone with a core group of five couples. On occasion, families have conflicts and other people will be invited. Sometimes we’ve just gone with two or three couples.
Our friends’s home in Angel Fire, NM 4 flights of stairs!
We don’t always go at the traditional spring break time. We’ve gone in August to New Mexico. As I mentioned our trip last year was in October. This year we’re going in May and all the way to Fort Davis in far southwest Texas. I confess I’m not entirely sure where this is. El Paso, in far, far west Texas I know. I’ve lived there. Fort Davis, not so sure.
View from deck of friend’s house in Angel Fire, NM
Our instructions are to bring hats, sunscreen, closed toe shoes, bug spray, and closed water bottles. Not sure there will be much shopping or hot tubbing. But we’ll be together and have fun catching up with the folks we don’t see so often. I’ll share pictures next week, which will be the day before the movers arrive!
So what about you? What kind of Spring Break experiences do you have? Pleasant? Not? Your best memories? Farthest you ever went? Do you have a group of friends you’ve had a long time?
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