Day 2977 – Movie (And TV) Marathon!

We had toyed with the idea of going to the Bengies Drive-In Theater Dusk to Dawn movie marathon (which is SO much fun, if you can make it out) this weekend. The line up was fantastic, including Twister. I mean, seriously, how cool/scary would it have been to watch a movie at a drive-in that is hit with a twister AT a drive-in? But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized it would be a long time commitment. We would have watched 4 of the 5 movies, and the drive-in is about 20-30 minutes from us. That’s a late night. So, we decided to have a movie marathon at home. I got a few snacks during my grocery run to Aldi. Ah, I so love Aldi. It has saved us so much money, allowed us to eat healthier, and after their remodel, has been an even more enjoyable shopping experience.

We piled the snacks and started off with the new Netflix documentary, Resurface. It is a short documentary about veterans who suffered from PTSD and/or physical injuries who start surfing. It was absolutely amazing and a great reminder that there are veterans that are hurting. Besides a little language, it’s pretty clean. I found myself wanting to surf, and crying the whole time over the stories. Worth a watch, for sure.

Next we watched This Is War, just a fun “two CIA agents dating the same girl” movie. Pretty funny stuff.

We finished the night by finishing the last season of Duck Dynasty. It was sad to finish, because we really enjoy the show. As much as people make fun of the family, they are kind, have deep faith (seriously, reading any of their books you’ll see this), and have a deep love for their family. I love having a show that makes me laugh one minute and cry the next.

What have you done this holiday weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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Day 1651 – Traveling From Texas To Georgia – San Antonio, Austin, Duck Commander And Southern Cookin’

We stayed the night in San Antonio after visiting with the Currans. Bonus points? The hotel upgraded us to a suite! If you ever make it out to San Antonio (and you really should!) stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites Near Medical Center. Also, if you join ChoiceHotels.com and book your hotel over a week out, it’s even cheaper!

So, we had a wonderfully relaxing stay, slept in and watch TV until almost check out! We got in the car and tried to figure out where to go next. We were planning on stopping by Duck Commander (where they film Duck Dynasty)…but we wouldn’t make it before they closed….and they didn’t open until 9 a.m. the next day. We were also going to visit another of our couples…but they lived in Georgia and past DD. So, essentially, we had about 12 hours to kill.

A few people mentioned going to The Alamo and Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. We were kind of iffy about it. But I said, well, let’s see how far The Alamo is and if it’s close, we’ll go. When the GPS said 5 miles, we decided to go. I am SO glad we did! It ended up being the highlight of the trip (for both of us).

This sign welcomed us at The Alamo. I personally LOVE American history, so this was a great stop for me!

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After The Alamo, we walked down to the Riverwalk. Oh. My. Gosh. Can I just say it is the most magical/beautiful place we’ve been to? I NEVER expected something so awesome in Texas…no, this country! WOW! While walking, we ended up in this small town just next to the Riverwalk…how cute is this church?

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Now, if you know Bret at all, he’s very frugal with his money. It’s been a very good addition to my life….lol, I’m the one that accumulated our debt…heh heh. Anyways…Bret had such an amazing time, that he said he wanted to stay at this hotel someday. I looked it up, and it’s over $200 a night! But he still said he wanted to go back one day! WOW!

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But I mean, come on! Look how beautiful this is!

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We stopped at a Mexican restaurant and had a wonderful time! Great view!

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We even had some company! 🙂

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After a few hours in San Antonio, we drove up to Austin. It was a fun little stop. We walked up to the capital, did a walking tour of the building and enjoyed the nice view on the grounds. We had a few drinks at a rooftop bar in downtown Austin. They had GIANT sized Jenga!

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Oh, and I won! 🙂 But it was very close. lol.

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After a few hours of letting our drinks settle, we got back on the road. We drove about 4 hours and then stopped off for a nap. We parked at a truck stop for a few hours. Ahhhh, car naps. 🙂

At this point, we were just a few hours away from Duck Commander! It was a nice little stop on our drive! I got a few trinkets….but we didn’t see anyone. 😦 Ah well.

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Since we didn’t see anyone, we figured we’d at least go where they’ve gone…..so we got donuts at the same place they went to in the show! Mmmmmmmm. So good!

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About half way from Louisiana and Georgia, we got a little hungry. We found a little place just off the highway. Oh. My. Goodness. SO good! Seriously the best sweet tea I’ve ever had! I also tried their catfish. I mean, cus obviously! Now, I want to say I’m normally a super dipper with fried foods. Give me chicken tenders and I’m using 2-3 packs of ranch dressing. This catfish? Yea, NO dipping sauce was needed! The flavor was sooooo good. The baked beans were also fantastic. I’m pretty sure there were bacon bits in there. Mmmmmm.

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Day 1593 – Book Review – The Duck Commander Devotional

In my overflowing stack of books from the library, I have the Duck Commander Devotional.

I’ve been reading it for about a week in my devotions and I am LOVING it! It’s really great advice and it’s neat seeing a little into each member of the family’s lives. I read through the bios at the beginning and they actually have entries by the kids! I also learned that several members of the family have biblical schooling.

It’s really awesome to see how God has blessed them and has given them a platform to share Him to the public!

So go check it out! It’s only $16.99 retail to buy!

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