Monday, March 23, 2009

Travel to Texas

Well, I broke down & went to Texas with my friend & her children last week. We left Georgia after church last Sunday afternoon & stopped in Vicksburg, Miss for the night. We stayed at the LaQuinta & were very happy with the hotel. We had stopped earlier at a rest area & picked up a hotel coupon book & was able to get the room for $69.00. I believe this hotel would have cost at least $90.00 without the coupon. You can pick up hotel coupon books at any rest area & sometimes Shoney restaurants & save on your hotel expenses when you are traveling. Last year I was able to get a Courtyard Marriot for $48.00 a night, so really worth the effort. The LaQuinta was brand new with interior corridors, granite in the bathroom, hugh flat screen TV, bistro style decor, quilted comforters plus the normal micro/fridge, free Wifi, etc. They also had a great breakfast with an expanded continental style but also had bacon & sausage, yogurt, eggs, belgian waffles, etc. So if you are ever traveling through Vicksburg & need a room make sure to give the LaQuinta a try...we highly recommend it!

The next morning we left Vicksburg & drove into Texas. We stopped at the Texas Visitors Center (rest area) & were impressed with what it had to offer. It has been voted the best rest area in Texas & deserves the vote. They have a great assortment of brochures & travel guides, a video viewing room & very nice restrooms. So if you are driving into Texas on I-20 make sure you stop & check it out.
We then continued on to Aubrey, Texas which is north of Dallas. My friend I was travel with has friends there & we went to stay with them. They both work for American Airlines, the husband is a pilot & the wife is a flight attendant. They have a beautiful home on 25 acres so it was very restful.
Well, it is late. I will write more tomorrow about our trip & the things we did while we were there. Good night!

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