August 30, 2009

Expert Traveler

I'm back from Texas and if I had to sum up my trip in one word, it would be HOT. It was a scorcher in the South. I had a really good time traveling with Leeland, but I've seen enough of Texas to last me awhile and I'm really glad to be home. There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed or showering in your own bathroom or picking out clothes from your closet rather than a suitcase. Still, I'm thankful for the opportunity to travel and to have "church" at each of my stops. I couldn't have asked for better guys to spend a week with. Well, except for my husband!


The picture above is of Leeland & Jack Mooring. I honestly can't believe I was awake enough to snap this photo. This was taken on the last day of our trip after 2 hours of sleep. We rolled into Tyler, Texas at 3am and we were out the door by 6am (I'm insane and got up an hour early to shower and iron my clothes - I'm crazy, I know).


This photo was taken in San Antonio. The guys performed in seven different cities in five days. By Thursday afternoon we were all pretty delirious. I know I don't have many blog followers, but if any of you get the chance to see these guys in concert, please go. They won't disappoint.

You would think that after being gone for a week, I wouldn't even want to think about travel, but Todd and I were running errands and I found a great deal on a new suitcase. Never in my life did I think I would be in airports as much as I am, but the more a person travels, the more important luggage becomes. We were at Target and found a Swiss Gear carry-on for half price. I couldn't resist. Todd bought it for me as an early birthday gift.


While we were shopping I grabbed a box of my new obsession: Tazo Chai Tea. I have always liked chai, but lately I crave it every day. That's one of the perks of traveling so much. I get my fill of Starbucks Iced Chai's. Tazo makes it so easy to whip up a chai latte. In the past I associated chai tea with fall, so maybe it's my way of coercing it to get here a bit quicker.


What goes great with chai lattes? How about Chai Spice Girl cookies? I'm definitely making these this year. Find the recipe here.


Yum. This makes me want to bake something. In my own kitchen. Have I mentioned how nice it is to be home?


  1. Hi Tara! Glad you are home safe and sound! The heat is my least favorite part of living here in Texas, that and the huge bugs! lol! I can't wait until we get below 90 on a regular basis! Enjoy being home!

  2. It would be fun to sit with you and hear about your trip over a chai tea and a cookie.