A fascinating account of writing, reading, and eating...Now with added mommy tales.
Holli Hagan-Rice is an aspiring writer who likes to read and cook! She adores her son, Speed Racer, and her husband. Working full time and being a mommy makes for interesting times.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Road Trip Back Home
I love to go on road trips with my family. We always find
great places to stop. This weekend we traveled back to my home town to visit
some of my family. We like to take our son to visit his great grandparents and
his great great grandmother as often as we can. It’s just a few hours away but
it’s not always easy to get our schedules to match up. I’m happy to share with
you some of the we places we visited in my home state.
On our way to the other side of Oklahoma we stopped off at Robertson’s.
We stopped there on our way back home,
too. It’s a great pit stop. We always pick up a good snack and maybe a ham. On
our way home we picked up some Jalapeno Summer Sausage and some Smoked Cheddar Cheese.
After we arrived at my grandparent’s house we headed into
town for a late lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Hamlin’s El Toro. I
always order the same thing, the enchilada dinner (it's the #2 in the menu). They have something called
White Sauce. It’s actually a dip that’s served alongside salsa with a basket of
tortilla chips. It has a blue cheese base and I think it’s great. But not everyone
feels the same way. Luckily, when my husband first tried it he loved it and so
did our son.
He Liked the Bead
Later we headed off to Honor Heights Park to feed the ducks.
It was the first time for our son. He wasn’t really interested in throwing the
bread to the ducks. He ate the bread instead. We still had a good time.
Feeding the Ducks
beautiful park. The Azalea Festival is held there each year. It’s worth your
time just to drive through. If you have some time and a load of bread stop and
feed the ducks.
Our Son at the Peach Barn
We also visited the Peach Barn. We picked up some Porter Peaches
and enjoyed some homemade peach ice cream. I grew up eating Porter Peaches and
it was nice to have some again. Grandma sliced them up and served them in a
bowl with cream. It was wonderful. David has never had peaches and cream
before. I think he’ll be happy to have some again.
Farm on Fern Mt. Road in Muskogee
Grandma drove us out to a farm outside of town on Fern Mountain Road. She said her grandpa took her there once and told her that he helped to build it. I took this picture. It was really beautiful out there.
The rest of the weekend was spent enjoying the company or my
grandparents and great grandmother. It’s always wonderful to go back home and
see my family. I want our son to enjoy all of the things I loved about my childhood
with my family.
On our way out of town we stopped at my second favorite Mexican
restaurant, El Charro. I love their Enchiladas Rancheros. My husband likes
We had a wonderful time on our short trip back home. This will probably be our last trip this summer. I wish
we could find the time to visit more often. If you have the chance to, I recommend
visiting any one or all of these places.