Our Weekend Getaway Part 4
I was so excited about the Mesquite rodeo. Growing up, our tradition had been to go to a rodeo every 4th of July, but sometime between junior high and high school we quit going. It was super hot in South Texas and the rodeo was an hour drive away from where we lived, so the tradition kind of died.
The beginning of the rodeo was very patriotic with songs and flags. It was emotional for me just to be there. We honored our country’s service men, and I thought of my dad, who served in the Air Force and had also been a bronc rider in his youth. I wished he could have been there with us to enjoy it. I couldn’t stop the tears that streamed down my face. When the riding began, I enjoyed every minute of it, and Jason enjoyed it as much as I did. We can’t wait to go back and take the kids.
On the way back to the hotel we decided we needed a snack. There was a place near the hotel that was always packed with cars. I mean, there were three drive-thru lanes and still the cars were parked in a long line on the street with police guiding traffic. We HAD to find out what all the fuss was about.
The name of the place is In and Out. We were surprised at the simple menu–just burgers and fries, but they were relatively inexpensive and boasted all-natural and healthy ingredients. We ordered our boxes of food and then like a couple of kids drove up to a light post and enjoyed our meal in the car. The hamburgers were delicious! The fries–well they were good, but I suppose I prefer the unhealthy kind! And so our day to ourselves came to an end. The time was running out all too fast. How I was enjoying this time with my husband without the kids!