8 day road trip.
Day 1 Brownsville
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park.
This is the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
The Madeira Restaurant
This is the best place to eat if your ever in Brownsville
Day 2 Victoria
Victoria is named after Guadeloupe Victoria who became the first president of the independence of Mexico. When I visited Victoria I saw the Roman Catholic Cathedral, called "Our Lady of Victory" named by Saint John Paul II the Great in 1982. My parents always make me go see something holy stuff when we are on road trips. It's their thing, and it's pretty cool. Next we went to go see The Texas Zoo. It wasn't the best I've seen but the animals were great. We went to go see the Primate Exhibit which was recommended as a highlight. I did learn that the zoo was started back when a Lion was donated to the Mayor. We decided to spend the night in town near the Victoria County Court House built in 1892. The next morning on our way out of town we took in a day of Baseball at the Riverside Stadium. This is where the University of Houston, Jaguars play and where the Victoria generals play baseball. We watched the Jaguars crush the Texas Texas. Very satisfying. It was a great day, I liked Victoria!
Day 3 Wichita Falls
Day 4 Decatur
Decatur is a city located in Wise County. Decatur is apart of the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex and is also located 25 miles from the Fort Worth area but is located 45 miles from the Dallas area. The population of Decatur is 6,042. The city has a total of 7.0 square miles and non of the area is coved with water The highest point in Decatur is where the city Courthouse is located. The reason for the city to be placed on a high point was because back then they needed to be able to see any incoming attacks or raids by Native Americans. The first thing I did was visit the Wise County Historical Society Museum. It was pretty weird but it was alright. It used to be the home of Decatur Baptist College. There really isn't much to talk about but it was interesting. Decatur is a small place and there's really not much to do here. The best part about my trip was staying at the Baymont and Suits. It's a pretty fancy place and the food was amazing. This morning I Just grabbed a waffle and a gigantic plate of crispy Bacon! Decatur was pretty awesome.
Day 5 Lubbock
My trip to Lubbock was a long one! It is quite a drive from Decatur! Located up in whats known as the Texas panhandle, Lubbock has some very interesting weather. As we drove there, my mom told me about the giant dust storms that can sweep across the city. Average high’s in the summer can reach up to 114 and lows in the winter are down around 26 degrees. One thing that most people know about Lubbock is that it’s the home of Texas Tech University. The University is the number one employer in the city. My sister tells me it’s not nearly as cool as Texas A&M but it is one of the main Universities in Texas. There are about 240,000 people living there today. I visited the National Ranching Heritage Center. I loved the Ranching Heritage Center!! It had a small indoor museum, and then all the period buildings outside, set up like a stroll into the past. Then two hours later I visited the Silent Wings Museum. I enjoyed everything about the museum. I recommend it to every body. It a talks about a story of many men who came from all over the world to train in West Texas to fight in World War II. I was totally impressed. For hrs rest o
Day 6 Dumas
Day 7 El Paso
Day 8 Pecos
However, that does not mean there is nothing interesting about this town! Most people here will tell you that in 1883, when a few cowboys got together and had a friendly competition to see who was the best cowboy of them all… American Rodeo was born. They began doing this regularly and on July 4th 1883 the first official Rodeo called "Braggin Rights" was held right here in this small town. In fact, just this last July, the 131st Braggin Rights was held here! Because of this history, the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame is here too. And… if you want to buy a cowboy hat, the Main street is a great place to do it.