Day 7 & 8: Ft. Davis, Corinth, and Flower Mound
If you have been following along with us, you know that this spring, Anthony and I spent a few days road tripping through New Mexico and Texas. It was a wonderful trip. If you haven’t read about our previous days, I encourage you to go back and see all the fun places we have visited up to this point.
- Day 1: Corinth, Amarillo, Adrian, and Santa Fe
- Day 2: Santa Fe and Los Alamos
- Day 3: Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Alamogordo
- Day 4: Alamogordo and Roswell
- Day 5: Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns, and Fort Davis
- Day 6: Fort Davis, Marfa, and Alpine
This is our last post on this trip and will consist of days seven and eight.
Day seven was mainly our trip back home. The drive from Fort Davis to Corinth is about an eight-hour drive. It also isn’t the most exciting drive. However, after several days of fun and excitement, it was a great opportunity to relax and remember all the awesome experiences we had on this trip.
Before we headed out on the road we stopped in at the Stone Village Market for our morning coffee. One of the guys running the market was from the North Texas area and was trying to persuade us move to the area. Fort Davis is such a beautiful area I can’t say that it wouldn’t be tempting.
It is quite a drive to the interstate but you get to enjoy driving through the mountains.
We had lunch at Taco Villa in Odessa. We like eating at Rosa’s Cafe and we found out that Rosa’s also owns a chain of fast food restaurants called Taco Villa. We don’t know of any near us so we decided to try it out on our way home. We are glad we gave it a chance but we probably won’t ever drive out of our way to go back to one. There was nothing special or impressive about what they offered.
The rest of our drive was enjoying listening to podcasts and dreaming about our next road trip.
It was nice to get home. We unloaded the car, started the laundry, and enjoyed the rest of the evening relaxing and watching Star Trek.
The next day wasn’t really a part of our road trip but it was still a day that we considered to be on vacation.
We slept in a bit and then decided to have brunch at the new First Watch in Flower Mound. Anthony had the Power Breakfast Quinoa Bowl. This bowl contains quinoa, Italian sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes, kale, Parmesan, and olive oil, all topped with two eggs. He really enjoyed this breakfast.
He also ordered a glass of their Morning Meditation. This is one of their seasonal juice specials. It is a juice made from orange, lemon, turmeric, ginger, agave nectar, and beet juice. It sounds weird but this juice is actually quite delicious.
I ordered the Chickichanga. It is a combination of eggs with chicken, chorizo sausage, green chilies, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, onions, and avocado rolled in a flour tortilla. This is topped with Vera Cruz sauce and sour cream and served with fresh fruit and seasoned skillet potatoes. I loved this meal.
After brunch, we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We loved it, of course.
The rest of the day, we washed clothes, prepared for church the next day, and rested from a wonderful week of seeing the beautiful southwest.
As I’ve mentioned in the previous posts, Anthony gathered quite the collection of stickers from most of the places we visited. Here is a photo of his collection from this trip. This is definitely a fun and space saving way to remember a trip.
We had such a great time and do want to visit Santa Fe/Los Alamos and the Fort Davis/Big Bend areas again. It will probably be a couple of years before we can do another big road trip but we do plan on trying to do a few more weekend trips here and there. We have several lists going for day trips, weekend trips, long weekend trips (3 days), and long trips. Planning is half the fun of a road trip.
I hope you enjoyed our reminiscing about our road trip this spring. Keep coming back for more about our food adventures. We also have some bigger plans we are working on to hopefully announce later this year so stay tuned.
What have been your favorite road trips? What places would you recommend we visit next?