Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What I Did Last Friday

Those of you who've followed my blog for a couple of years or so might remember that in 2010 Son and I made a day trip to Dallas for a book signing of one of our favorite authors, Joanne Fluke.

Last Friday we did it again and G3 went with us. Ms Fluke was in Fairview, Texas at A Real Bookstore (yes, that's the name of the store) signing her newest book, Cinnamon Roll Murder.

But we did a few other things too.

Son's family had visited the Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma the Monday before our trip. Son was kicking himself for not picking up some things from the gift shop so, because it was right on our way, we decided to stop.

It's a fun museum with LOTS of action figures but also other things like vintage lunch boxes, toys and books from the 50's and 60's (Hopalong Cassidy, Zorro, Gene Autry and of course, Roy Rogers!) and a wonderful tribute to Oklahoma cartoonists - including Don Woods and his friend, Gusty.

Once in Texas we made a stop at the Twisted Root Burger Company in Roanoke for some pretty tasty burgers.

Next, we traveled to Grapevine, Texas for a visit to the outlet mall there. Son and G3 enjoyed some time going through the Legoland Discovery Center as well as the aquarium that is also located in the mall. I took the opportunity to do some shopping.

After that, we made our way on to the bookstore. Ms Fluke was as entertaining as ever and we enjoyed hearing her talk about all the characters in the 15 (at this point) book series.

It was a long day but a fun one to be sure.

I haven't even cracked Cinnamon Roll Murder yet. I've been busy reading the Hunger Games series. I just finished the second book and will hopefully be starting the 3rd one tonight. I just have to get that series finished so I can look at all the photos that was taken on our day trip. Yes, the Hunger Games series is that addicting! And the movie is pretty good too.

Maybe then I'll get the chance to change the header on this blog of mine. LOL!


  1. So glad you had a wonderful time. Our Ansel would love to go there.

    Have a lovely day ~
    TTFN ~

    ~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/30 ~

  2. Sounds like a really fun trip! I DO remember your last trip to the book signing :) Hunger Games -- loved the books, love the movie. Aub and I went to the midnight showing - first time we have ever done that!

  3. Glad to hear you had a great time in Texas

  4. I was just going to tell you about that header.....

    How do the Hunger Games book compare to Twilight?

  5. I'm reading the third book also in the Hunger Games series. Mixed feelings about the plot but it is addicting. I've not read the books by Joanne Fluke. I'll have to check those out.

  6. sounds like a wonderful trip. The boys want me to read the HUNGER GAMES so I'll be ready to go with them to the movie, oh, except the youngest. He is pitch'n a fit because he is afraid I'll make him read them with me. Thanks to his pitch'n a fit, I know what book he and I will read next. :>

  7. Sounds like a good time! So many are talking about the Hunger Games.. I need to find out what that's all about...

  8. The museum in Pauls Valley is definitely on our to do list. I have to wait until my kids are a little older. I can just imagine them knocking everything over. Seems like items fall down just when we walk in the door. Glad you had a great trip.