On Friday morning we headed out for the last leg of our road trip. We had only five hours left, and we would finally reach our destination in Witchita Falls, Texas, to visit some of my family: my stepsister’s husband is in the military and they are currently stationed there.
We hit the road stopping for breakfast at Southern Maid donuts, a Shreveport staple. They had warm, fresh glazed donuts, similar to Krispie Kreme, which were delicious.
Food in Dallas
After making a quick stop at Walmart to pick up a few things, we headed to Dallas. Our plans for the day were food, food, and . . . more food! We stopped at Royal China, a dim sum place in Dallas for lunch. They offer Xiao long bao (soup dumplings) one of my favorite meals, and handmade Dan-Dan Mian noodles, which was named one of the best 100 foods to eat in Dallas by the Dallas Observer. Since I picked lunch, Dave got to choose dessert. We planned to let our food digest and then pick up some more donuts filled with ice cream (a new trend) at Milk Creme; however we were too full and too tired, so we proceeded to make our way north. **Heads up if you’re traveling on the highways in Texas the tolls are all automatically deducted from a toll tag (ie. E-ZPass) automatically. I never saw any actual toll booths or signs saying when I actually had to pay tolls so I was pretty surprised when I got a bill in the mail.
We arrived in Witchita Falls around dinner time and enjoyed an excellent homemade Texas BBQ meal: BBQ chicken, hotdogs, beers, and corn on the cob. We spent the rest of the evening catching up with my stepsister, her husband, and his friend.
Things to do in Witchita Falls
Saturday was spent exploring the area, but not before breakfast at Jimmy’s Egg (we never did get to meet Jimmy or figure out why he only had one egg, but the food was delicious). We then stopped at the World’s Littlest Skyscraper, checked hand painted murals on the walls downtown, and saw The Falls at Lucy Park. We even stopped at 8th St. Coffee House for smoothies. We finished the afternoon by driving into Oklahoma to go to Kiowa Casino where none of us were able to win any money.
The end of a great trip
Too much Mexican food for dinner and a lazy night at the house finished out the end of a great road trip. We headed to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport early the next morning, discovered that In & Out further east than we thought, dropped off the rental car (note: if you’re ever returning a rental car to the DFW airport well . . . don’t, but seriously, if you have to, give yourself plenty of time. The rental return is several miles away from the airport) and made our way back to our respective states. Two thousand five hundred miles, hundreds of pictures, ten days, six states, and countless laughs rounded out a great trip!