I have always enjoyed the great state of Texas. The people are friendly, the landscape is green and beautiful (at least at the moment), but the Mexican food is hit or miss.
Although we did like the first restaurant we ate at, the second one was not as good. It was call "Los Enchiladas." The decor was decent but once the food arrived, it was clear that they should have called the restaurant "Los Gringos Enchiladas"
Dan got a beef taco salad which was just ground beef with "taco seasoning" over some lettuce and chopped tomatoes--all nessled in a crapy taco shell. I ordered a carne asada taco which turned out to be a "steak" taco. Mine was by far the lesser of the evils but still...steak is not carne asada.
Dan says I'm a Mexican food snob, and I am.
I found a picture of the carne asada taco plate online. It doesn't look bad, right? But it just wasn't authentic Mexican.
Dan has been able to reconnect with his friend Dave. He met on the first Navy ship he was on and even after 24 years, they reunited as if not a day had passed.
As for me, it was a lucky coincidence that my friend Missy also lives in Longview. I was able to visit her and her little family while we were here.
Missy, her fiancé Allen and their sweet daughter Nichol were brimming with happiness and love for one another. I've known Missy a long time and it warms my heart to see her this happy. ❤️
While we were here, we decided it was time to replace Caiden's tricycle with a real bike. Dan found a Paw Patrol bike at Walmart and took Caiden on a special outing to buy it. He was so excited. He picked out this punk rock bike helmet all by himself.
Our friend Lou drove up from Austin to visit us. It seems like a lot of people we know from San Diego are moving to Texas and we can see why.
I was worried about how we would spend Easter without any family but lucky for us, one of the mom's here at the RV park organized an Easter egg hunt.
Here we are walking to the park where the eggs have been hidden.
The first egg found!
Daniel was determined not to miss any eggs.
The spoils of the hunt.
It was so fun to really get to know our neighbors. It really feels like we are in a community now instead of an RV park.
We have one more week here and then we head towards New Mexico...