Things I’ve Done So Far In Texas.

1. Raced a four-wheeler with a pickup truck.

2. Got a four-wheeler stuck in the creek.

3. Ate baked beans for three meals straight.

4. Drank sweet tea with breakfast.

5. Ate brisket for breakfast.

6. Ate tacos for breakfast.

7. Drank a Dr. Pepper at an East Texas truck stop.

8. Fell in love with: Torchy’s Tacos, quilts, pine trees and hairspray…in that order.

9. Enjoyed Amy’s ice cream at midnight.

10. Ate more baked beans.

11. Drank more tea.

12. Navigated my way through back country roads in a white Dodge rental, listening to Willie and praying to Jesus.





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  • jen @ taste life
    September 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Sounds like a damn good trip. Can’t wait to hear the hospital story.

  • Meredith @ An Epic Change
    September 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Did you get the Mexican Vanilla from Amy’s?! That is the BEST flavor! I live near the location on S Congress and sometimes I feel the need to go and eat it at 11pm. No judgement.

  • eatmovelove
    September 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Hairspray?! What’s that about?…;)

  • Amber K
    September 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Sounds like fun!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore)
    September 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    You’re making Texas sounds real good right now. Just add cowboys to the mix and it will be complete.

  • dragonfly180
    September 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    sounds like you’re having a great weekend!

  • Angharad
    September 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Amy’s mexican vanilla is my JAM. envy face.

  • Carrie @ TV and Dinners
    September 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Tacos for breakfast equals Austin for me. Mmm….breakfast tacos. I might have to make myself some now!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    September 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I wish I had a taco truck nearby!

  • Marie
    September 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I second the breakfast tacos… yummm. Sounds like a really fun trip!

  • Green Dog Wine
    September 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I LOVE torchys! My husband’s cousin got married in April and they had Torchys cater the rehearsal dinner AND breakfast the morning after – it was awesome 🙂

    • Alana
      February 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Where did they have the rehearsal dinner? We were thinking of having Torchy’s cater but wondering where to actually have it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    September 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I have no idea what Amy’s ice cream is. I’m sad. Sounds like fun, though!

  • hippierunner
    September 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Amy’s Ice Cream looks so fun! haha-Darth Chocolate!

  • Amy
    September 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Yep-sounds like Texas! The Piney Woods are gorgeous.

  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen
    September 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    It was so great meeting you! And I am so proud of you for getting the Green Chile Pork at Torchy’s! Can’t wait for you to taste the ribs at Salt Lick….

  • Lauren
    September 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Love me some Torchy’s!!! You have to visit the “Pie Queen’s” trailer on S. Congress before you leave. She makes the best buttermilk pie in the entire south (but don’t tell my Granny I said that)!!!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    September 4, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Now that’s what I call a vacation….food, excitement, food, drink, food, mud, more food. As a former hairdresser, what’s this about hairspray?

  • Rachael
    September 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Tacos for breakfast sounds glorious.

  • Candice
    September 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Sounds so fun! And sounds just like Texas:)

  • Martha W
    September 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Well, they say “Everything is Bigger in Texas”. Enjoy your visit.

  • ida
    September 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Aqua teen hunger force or mario brothers- it’s sophie’s choice really! Sounds like a great vacation- and you haven’t even gotten to the football yet.

  • Laura Georgina
    September 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    If Texas is indeed the land of tacos for breakfast, I need to move there STAT. So glad you’re having a blast!

  • Lindsay
    September 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Loooove Amy’s! Let us know how you enjoy “BTHOing” and all the silly Aggie traditions 😉

  • Jillian
    September 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    haha sounds like you’ve been busy!! But it also sounds like TONS of fun!!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    September 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Oh my word. I could seriously eat baked beans for three meals straight too. I’m so jealous of everything on your list. 😀

  • Katie
    September 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Yumm!! I love how a lot of your list involves food 🙂
    I absolutely love baked beans so having them practically every meal sounds like a pretty good deal to me! Tacos for breakfast?? Haha! I’m not sure if I would like that too much.

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl
    September 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    hahaha I blamed my hairspray stint with the fact that I was in my awkward years…maybe it was just that I was living in Texas 🙂

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    September 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    that ice cream looks to die for!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    September 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I could write an entire ODE to sweet tea..

  • Kendall
    September 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    My dad looooooovess Torchy’s. He has a Torchy’s shirt that says “Show me your taco.” Ofcourse I just say “really, Dad?!” and move on with life.

    There’s another taco/mexican place called Maria’s that they were really impressed by, too. Leaving you the link –

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary
    September 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    What a great trip! I’m seriously jealous of your muddin’ adventure!!! I need to go to Texas 😉

  • Mary
    September 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I think you’re becoming a true texan! 🙂

  • Toni
    September 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Did you make it “trashy” at Torchy’s?

  • Brittany
    September 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    This sounds like a blast!!

  • Gretchen
    September 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Loooove Amy’s ice cream 🙂

  • Rebeca
    September 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Mexican Vanilla + hot fudge + cinnamon :]

    Love Amy’s!

  • MoniMeals
    September 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Way to live it up! I actually am interested in Texas right now. 🙂

  • Camille
    September 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Sounds like you are having a great time!

  • Sarah
    September 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    You need to get a dublin dr pepper! Made with pure cane sugar, not HFCS. Soooo much better than a regular DP!!!

  • Penny (VEGGIEtarian)
    September 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    You would be surprised at how similar Oklahoma is to Texas. 🙂 I have done a large percentage of the things on your list. 🙂
    Though I don’t much care for Willie. I’m a pop (MJ) and rock (Creed) kind of girl. 🙂

  • Sana
    September 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    You are having an amazing time!!! Enjoy the time with your boy and friends :)!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    September 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    “Navigated my way through back country roads in a white Dodge rental, listening to Willie and praying to Jesus.”—LOL!!!

    Sounds like some of my adventures, only mine are white knuckled, praying to jesus, and screaming 4 letter words! haha!

  • Heather
    September 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    i miss amy’s…

    have some sweet tea for me!

  • Ann
    September 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I wanna be you 🙂

    Love you Jenna!

  • Sarah @ Bonjour Panda
    September 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    sounds like my life! minus all the four wheeling 😉
    glad to hear youre having fun!

  • Cara Craves...
    September 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I am 100% jealous of all the baked beans you have been eating.
    Love them!

  • Samantha @ Food Edu
    September 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Sounds like a blast! I love taco trucks! Some people find them questionable, but I have been known to frequent them here in California.

  • amyjogo
    September 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I second the Dublin DP vote. It is great but unless you are near Dublin (which is near Weatherford), it can be hard to find! 🙁 amy’s ice cream: mexican vanilla with almonds. Mmmm.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    September 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Well it sounds like you’re getting a lot done! I hear that sweet tea is quite the Texas thing.

  • lindsay
    September 5, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Now you just need to go to Kerby Lane for pancakes!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    September 5, 2010 at 5:26 am

    This trip sounds amazing! Especially baked beans for three meals in a row. 😀

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    September 5, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Love baked beans. 🙂

  • Laura (spokesnoats
    September 5, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Sounds like you are having a blast!

  • Raewyn
    September 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Wow, looks like you are having a ball, Jenna! I love the pic of Amy’s ice cream – go Darth Chocolate! 😉 I’m so glad you’re loving Texas so far…it’s an awesome state that makes you feel at home at once. Can’t wait for a full recap!

  • Sarah L
    September 5, 2010 at 6:56 am

    so fun! so wish i could’ve made it to the blog event the other night. if you love torchy’s tacos, you must try izzo’s! another trailer, better tacos. 🙂

  • Pamela
    September 5, 2010 at 7:01 am

    mmmmmmmmmm, Amy’s

  • Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels)
    September 5, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Amy’s is the BOMB! They had a boubon ice cream last week that nearly got me tipsy! Awesome!

  • maria
    September 5, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Mmm, Amy’s Mexican Vanilla is my favorite! I can’t wait to hear which Torchy’s was your favorite. I love their fried avocado tacos.

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    September 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

    lol, sounds like a lot of fun! That ice cream shop seems super rad, too 🙂

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    September 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

    What a fantastic time!! Sounds like you are in your element:)

  • the intern
    September 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    You’re in Austin!!! WooooooHoooooo! Glad you are enjoying this fine city.

  • susan
    September 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Just moved to Austin… I will definitely have to check out these places! Thanks!

    September 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    the mochachino and the “too much coffee man” sounds too cute!!! i really love it when i visit a cafe or food joint thats really down to earth and creative. the menu has a lot of character which probably draws both the locals and tourists in. and since ur only a texan once, i think the late night ice cream treats are well worth it !!

    xoxo <3

  • Monique@She's Going The Distance
    September 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Oooh food truck!! I want to eat at one asap 🙂

  • Kamaile
    September 6, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Love Torchy’s tacos, they just opened here in Dallas too!

  • megan
    September 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

    How fun! Wasn’t that Amy’s ice cream on the Food Network? I think Giada went there on one of her weekend getaways in Texas!
    Enjoy the rest of your time in Texas!

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    September 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Baked beans and sweet tea – sounds like heaven 😉

  • kate
    September 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Sweet tea!

  • Kelly
    September 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Sounds like a good time to me! Glad you are enjoying your trip in the South!

  • Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun
    September 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Howdy! Looks like you’re having a great time in Texas! I used to hate baked beans when I was little but now I love them, so I wouldn’t mind having them for 3 meals straight. 🙂

  • Kristen
    September 6, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    It sounds like a great time. Midnight ice cream sounds incredibly good after looking at the flavors in the picture.

  • Lisa
    September 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I could totally eat brisket for breakfast. 🙂

  • Susan
    September 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    YUM! Baked beans. 🙂

  • Sabrina
    September 7, 2010 at 8:39 am

    This post makes me miss home! I’m a Texas girl currently living in Pittsburgh, by way of Phoenix…yeah I know. Thanks for giving me a little taste of home 🙂

  • Ashley
    September 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Torchy’s is the best! 🙂 And YUM Amy’s!!

  • steve
    September 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks Jenna for stopping by, we are always happy to meet a new friend and share our ice cream. Come back soon and bring a friend.
    Amy and Steve

  • Tanner
    September 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Dont forget to go to Hey Cupcake!!