In spite of the crazy stressful beginning to this road trip, (Find that story here: When Mom gets good and mad…) we had a wonderful time in Sweetwater, Texas beginning with our accommodations.
Holiday Inn Express Sweetwater
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express. Y’all, I can’t remember a hotel stay where every staff that I came into contact with went over and above expectations. Our every need was anticipated. At times I receive special treatment as media. Establishments know I’m going to write about them, but on this occasion we were just business travelers. I can’t recommend it enough. Everything was clean, the room spacious, staff amazing, and breakfast was delicious. My kids particularly enjoyed the indoor heated pool as it was FREEZING outside.
No, I know we Texans use the term freezing very loosely, but is was actually in the 20s and 30s while we were there. Still, we took the time to walk around downtown. I try to get in some good walking everywhere we go.
Downtown is a historic theater. When we walked by, it looked closed. I asked about it and was told that it only opens occasionally for big hits like some Marvel movies and Disney cartoons. I wish we could have caught a show here!
Whether you want to take the kids to play or just want a neat place to hike, Newman Park is worth a look. We weren’t the only ones there taking photos of the static aircraft and military equipment display.
I love flowers and can’t resist stopping to take photos any time I encounter wild flowers. Ok, so these flowers are attached to thorns, but aren’t the pretty?
Bigg’s Pizza and Grill
Finding great local foodie places is high on our list when we travel. Everyone has their own idea of what makes a great pizza, but we loved Bigg’s!
From the fun wall art to the delicious pizza, it was a great place.
What surprised me the most was the House Salad. It was on special, and we thought it a bargain. The mix of ingredients that included spaghetti noodles and tons of bacon was unique, but worked really well. I would absolutely order this again!
Terry’s Homemade Ice Cream
When we drove by this sign, it was like a cartoon clip. We braked hard, realized we couldn’t make it in time, and then drove around and came back. If only all advertising worked this well!
My ice cream loving crew gives Terry’s two thumbs up. While we enjoyed double scoops, my husband sat in the car and finally made that conference call happen. Hooya!
We loved our time in Sweetwater and exploring a little more of this great state of Texas. Y’all come down now, hear? 🙂