Teresa with her Burger King crown.
We drove all of the first day ending in Tennessee. We thought the girls would need a break from the car, so we took a day at Dollywood.
Now THIS is a union I can get behind!
Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" (love that song!)
After Mass, we drove to a nearby diamond mine. It is a huge crater in which you can dig for diamonds and other stones. You find it, you keep it. They have found over 70,000 diamonds in the crater in the last 100 years or so. We dug for a little bit. Cecilia was so hopeful she was going to not only find a diamond, but bring back diamonds for everyone. Unfortunately it was over 100 degrees and felt like much worse out in that open crater. Needless to say, this young and pregnant crew didn't last long and didn't find much.
After digging in the heat, we had lunch and drove to Irving, Texas. We stayed overnight in Irving and then took the girls to breakfast at Chick Fil-A and to see the Mustangs of Los Colinas.
We then drove over to our Alma Mater, the University of Dallas. The campus was mostly empty since no classes were in session but we visited some old friends and even ran into one of our former professors.
We also stopped by the chapel for a visit.
Since the last time I was there, they have added two swings on the mall. The girls loved them!
After picking up some new UD gear, including a teddy bear for Teresa and a onesie for the new baby, we began driving back towards East Texas to meet James' parents for lunch. But that begins another post. :)