Road Trip: The Lone Star State

road trip adventure

My bags are packed, and I’m ready to head out on another road trip adventure. 

I was born with the ‘travel gene,’ which is present in many people of my family, and enjoy opportunities to visit new places and experience the food, culture, and of course, the gardens! 

headed to the Lone Star state

We are headed to the Lone Star state. I must confess that other than a 1-hour layover in Austin, I’ve never set foot in Texas. I am looking forward to exploring this grand state, where many of my garden friends live. Unfortunately, there won’t be much going in the garden this time of year, but there will be so much else to explore that I almost don’t mind.

This year’s road trip is unique in that it was initially planned for last spring, but due to unfortunate circumstances, had to be rescheduled. As a result, we have to go in winter, before our airplane ticket credit expires. I must confess that other than a 1-hour layover in Austin, I’ve never set foot in Texas.

For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you’ve probably read about my other road trip adventures, which usually take place every year when my mother and I travel for 9-10 days, exploring a different region of the country. *If you would like to read about our past road trip experiences, type ‘road trip’ in the search bar on the right and you’ll be able to read about our visits to the Northeast, Midwest, South, Northwest, and California.

I invite you to check in daily with me on Facebook and Instagram, where I will be posting live updates as we travel through the great state of Texas.

*What are your ‘must-see’ destinations in Texas?

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Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
6 replies
  1. Pam/Digging
    Pam/Digging says:

    Noelle, I hope you have a wonderful time here in Texas! Even though our gardens are quiet at this time of year, you’ll find so much to do: the River Walk and missions in San Antonio; Main Street strolling in charming Fredericksburg (drive 20 minutes north to see Enchanted Rock if you have time); South Congress Ave shopping and dining in Austin, plus a tour of the Capitol and Texas History Museum; and the museums and excitement of downtown Dallas. Oh, you’re going to have a great time! And I’m happy to know you’ll be back in May for the Austin Garden Bloggers Fling to see gardens then.

  2. Sandy Smith
    Sandy Smith says:
    What about the Lady Bird (Johnson) Wildflower Garden? Although I have not personally been, my mom, a staunch Republican ;D loved the place when she visited my brother who resides in Austin. Did anyone mention Fredericksburg?
    Keep having fun, I’m following you on Instagram.

  3. says:

    We did quite a few of the things that you listed, Pam. I only wish that we had longer to spend in your beautiful state. We loved the River Walk and the Alamo – I want to visit again to see the other missions. I confess to spending some money in Fredericksburg and the tour of Capitol was very interesting. I look forward to seeing you in May and exploring more.

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