Let the castle adventure commence!
My sister and I are pretty close, I am close with my girls, I am close with my niece…..an adventure this summer made perfect sense. We are still in the getting acquainted stage with my sisters step daughter but we wanted her to join in on the fun too. Planning started at Panera doing our list making/Pinterest/sister thing we do. After ordering up some yumminess we started going through our road trip boards we both had. We had decided that we would only do a one night stay I mean what could go wrong with 6 females stuffed into a van and then a hotel room right???? One night made good sense in case you know we started wanting to strangle each other or something!
There was no strangling but there was ALOT of fun and to be honest a little bit of surprise!!! I knew we were going to a castle I had no idea it was a CASTLE!!! I was kind of thinking it would be an exterior or something….yeah no! Full on castle with turrets, a courtyard, a moat, and a fully functional trebuchet. Yeah you heard me right a TREBUCHET!!!! It was insane and way too cool. The even more amazing thing is that the guy who built it lives in it full time. It is his residence! Craziness you say? Crazy cool I say. The main living quarters do have modern conveniences but it all seems to work together to be a completely awesome home. You can check him and his story out a little deeper here. We sang songs loudly, windows down AND got to see a cool castle. I am considering it a win and something we want to make a tradition. As we were leaving a lady pointed out there are actually 14 castles in Texas. WHAT???? Sounds like another trip in the works to me!
But do you have a working drawbridge? Why yes, yes we do.
Wanna guess what one of my very favorite souvenirs is???? Yep you guessed it locally sourced honey, jam, etc!
More fun castle pics!
So what are you doing this summer? Are road trips a part of your regularly scheduled summer plans?
More trip fun here and LOTS more to come!