Monday, April 26, 2010

Roadtrip to the Flatlands...










I had a very wonderful weekend. The first ingredient to this superb weekend was a trip to this delectable place:




This is my very, very, very favorite pizza resturaunt in Abilene by far. You would not believe my excitement when Mom suggested this delicious place. My regular here is a medium Canadian Bacon pizza. So, so good. Come to Abilene and try it. I dare you.


On Sunday Mom and I went on a roadtrip to Lubbock. We also got to see some family which in my book is always wonderful. Here is one of our stops while there:


I had never been to this fabulous place before, but, let me tell you, I WILL be back. I adored the sandwich, side dish, and drink I got. I ordered the Havari Chicken Panini and it was out of this world. If you have a McAlister's in your area, go. It is some fine eatin'. I think it's better than Json's Deli. Don't tell them I said so.



The next stop for Mom, Grant, and I was this fine establishment: Mom and I think Stein Mart is the best store ever and we desperately miss the Abilene affiliate. They closed the Abilene store about a year ago. It was a very sad day for both of us. More than half of Mom's wardrobe came from this sublime store. Anytime we see one in bigger cities, stopping is a must.

The last stop in our fast and furious Lubbock tour was this insanely fabulous store:


I heart Target to its very core. I could get so lost in this store entirely too easily. When I saw that Lubbock had a Super Target, my shopping appeties were whetted for sure. :) Mom constantly made me focus and stay on course. I didn't even go look at the clothes because I knew that if I did, I would be sucked into the never-ending, always beckoning vortex of more stylish and up-to-date attire. The scarves and completely adorable stationery already had thier claws in me. I was on the hunt for a copy of The Blind Side which I haven't been able to get my hands on in my fair city. Good things come to those who wait, right?!?!

So as you can see my Sunday was busy and very fulfilling. My tour of Lubbock was very enjoyable even if I didn't come home with any purchases of my own. The time with my Mom was so good. There is something wonderful about any time with her, especially on roadtrips. It seems that God carves out special sacred time to converse, and love on each other. I couldn't do life without my mom.






4 comments:

karen said...

lauren,
i've enjoyed reading your blog for some time now. you are a gifted writer, and have such a heart for GOD!
as a mom, i feel blessed, like your sweet momma, to enjoy having time with my daughters and daughter in laws too. we are blessed, aren't we?!!

Mary Kay said...

I love Target too!!! And I miss Steinmart as well. Sounds like you had a fun weekend with family...and that is the very best of all!! You are such a sweet girl with a very dear heart!

Chelsie said...

What a great little trip- I love days spent going to good (and Yummy!) places!

Rebecca said...

I love Brick Oven as well! We go there quite often now that we moved to this side of town, and...McCalister's Deli was my first job when I was 16 years old! Love their sweet tea!