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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Friends, Fun, and Football

Exactly one week ago three of my friends and I ditched our families and responsibilities for almost 48 hours as we went on a quick girls getaway.  We left detailed lists for our husbands and begged our kids to be good helpers so all would be great at home.  None of us wanted our girls escape to be interrupted.

Leaving almost as soon as we could get that last kiddo on the bus we headed to Ft. Worth with Carmalyn navigating, Kim driving, and Norma and I enjoying the ride!

We stopped at Buc-ee's for a quick break, to eat, and to shop.  Buc-ee's is a treat in Texas for any traveler!

The purpose of our trip was three things.  First and foremost was time spent with friends!  Second was visiting Madi, Carmalyn's daughter who is a freshman at TCU.  Third, was attending the WVU-TCU football game.  We accomplished all that and then some!!!

Carmalyn took us to the amazing Mexican place for dinner.  The entree choices were cheese enchiladas or fajitas.  That's it!  The fajitas were so good!  We all ordered them.  Madi and her roommate joined us for dinner.

The mommas and the freshman
After dinner we headed to the stadium for the game.  So based on the shirts in the above picture it is obvious that Kim and I were rooting for WVU.  It was a good thing that we were having fun because WVU is really not a very good football team and that is so much more obvious in person than on television.  Thankfully I knew this so I just planned to have fun with friends and enjoy being back in a college stadium for a game.

TCU has a great shuttle system on game days.  Simply awesome!  We parked at the high school, hopped on the bus for free, and were at the stadium in less than 10 minutes.  So easy!!

We walked through Frog Alley on our way into the stadium.  I just cannot bring myself to "fear the frog", but whatever!  It was a beautiful night for football.  The weather was perfect....short sleeves at the beginning and sweatshirts by the end.  Our seats were pretty good and we even saw the CRAZY and I mean CRAZY "they give a bad name to the state of WV" fans....you'll see what I mean.  Carmalyn thought they were hilarious!

Here come the Frogs!
Here come the Mountaineers!
There they are...oh boy!

This is the best soft pretzel I have ever eaten!
Good night....and yeah WVU lost
The next morning we went to a famous restaurant for breakfast known for some German like pancake.  Norma had it and said it was really good.  It was a fun place to eat and the food was great.  Thank goodness because the service and how messed up our orders were still causes me to shake my head.  It was really dumbfounding.  Oh well!

The weather on Friday was pretty crappy.  But, for a short moment it stopped storming and we were able to explore the Ft. Worth Water Gardens.  This place was super cool.  The different pools/fountains were pretty and relaxing to explore.  It was so loud by the one fountain that the city noises ceased to exist and that was great.  We pretended to be younger for just a bit as we climbed down into the fountain using the steps of course!

Norma, Kim, and Carmalyn

Then we saw this sign and laughed ourselves silly.  What on earth did it mean?  We had some funny guesses as did our kiddos.....no pants allowed, please wear adult diapers, no skinny dipping, and so on!

After another quick visit with Madi we headed back to reality.  Less than 48 hours after we left we were back to normal life.  But, the little getaway was good for all of us.  It was a trip to breathe some energy back into us because life is draining at times.  Girlfriends and laughter can often be the best medicine to anything.  Our little trip was just that.....a cure for the stress of fall, a time to refresh, and a time to build stronger relationships!

Can't wait for the next trip my friends!!!!

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