Our Trip to Texas

June 21, 2017

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_1

At the end of May Ben and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary by going on a Trip to Texas for a week. Ben lived in Texas as a kid, but I’d never been there. We flew into Dallas Fort Worth and rented a car and visited San Antonio, Waco and Austin.

I was really excited to see the River Walk in San Antonio since so many people had said that I would like it.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_2

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_3

That tree grew through the side of a restaurant.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_4

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_5

I thought that tree/bench was a neat way to use a tree stump. Plus look how big that tree was!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_6

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_7

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_8

We also went on a boat ride of the river which was an excellent way to get a break from the heat.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_9

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_10

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_11

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_12

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_13

I love old windows and doors.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_14

This was the first restaurant on the River Walk and also where we ate dinner.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_15

It was really nice eating right by the river the only problem was there were birds and ducks everywhere and I’m afraid of birds. One duck camped out right behind Ben’s chair during dinner and then pecked his butt at the end of the meal! haha!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_16

I really loved the River Walk at night with all the lights.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_17

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_18

I loved this old door.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_19

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_20

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_21

One day I want a stained glass window in my house.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_22

There was moss growing on trees.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_23

The Historic Market Square was a really neat place to walk through.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_24

I loved the colorful banners. I’m not sure what they’re actually called.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_25

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_26

Everything was so colorful!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_27

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_28

The Alamo was pretty close to our hotel so we actually got to walk by it a good amount.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_29

The Alamo is one of 5 missions in San Antonio. It was originally called Mission San Antonio de Valero, but was renamed the Alamo because of the battle.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_30

I loved this old twisty tree that was inside of the Alamo.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_31

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_32

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_33

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_34

Just a little outside of the heart of San Antonio are 4 other missions that we went to see. The missions were built in the 1700’s by Spanish Franciscan friars as a way to convert the native Indians to Catholicism. This was Mission Espada.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_35

Such cool doors!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_36

All of the churches on the missions are still active.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_37

It’s so crazy to think that parts of this are from the 1700’s.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_38

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_39

This was the school room.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_40

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_41

This was Mission San Juan.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_42

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_43

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_44

Mission San José definitely had the neatest and biggest church.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_45

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_46

The architecture was so interesting.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_47

That’s some of the original paint/artwork on the outside of the church.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_48

Whatcha looking at Benny?

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_49

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_50

I really like this shot.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_51

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_52

This was where the mission stored grain.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_53

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_54

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_55

The missions encouraged the native Indians to come to the mission by teaching them how to grow crops, how to raise cattle, other education and a place to live (like these rooms). The native Indians were hunters and gatherers before the missions.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_56

This was Mission Concepcion.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_57

Ben and I really wanted to go up those stairs.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_58

There was still some original painting/artwork inside of the church.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_59

I love going to gardens and I was really excited to go to the Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_60

It kind of looks like a face is coming out of the wall on the right.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_61

The garden is in an old quarry.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_62

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_63

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_64

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_65

Oh I love Zinnias so much!!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_66

After two days in San Antonio we made it to Waco! I was so excited to go to Magnolia Market because of the show Fixer Upper.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_67

Everything was so pretty inside. Ben let me just wander for a long time : )

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_68

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_69

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_70

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_71

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_72

I wanted one (or maybe two) of everything.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_73

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_74

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_75

We actually went to the Silos on two different days. I just happen to wear stripe shirts both days haha.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_76

I really loved the Magnolia Seed and Supply and the garden in front of it.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_77

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_78

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_79

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_80

I want a green house like that one day!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_81

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_82

More Zinnias! And they’re all pink!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_83

I loved these little “fairy gardens”! I really want to make one of my own now!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_84

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_85

The bakery is tiny, but so cute! And the cupcakes aren’t half bad ; )

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_86

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_87

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_88

The first day I had the “Silo-bration” which was a vanilla cupcake with chocolate icing and sprinkles. Benny just had double chocolate.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_89

The second day I had a lavender-lemon cupcake and Ben had a peaches and cream cupcake. All four of the cupcakes were delicious! And they have so much icing on them!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_90

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_91

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_92

In the middle of everything is a big green space where kids can play and there are even swings.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_93

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_94

There are food trucks and lots of picnic tables to eat at that are shaded.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_95

Ben found the original Magnolia shot on Bosque : )

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_96

We also went to Harp Design which is on Fixer Upper and saw the house that Chip and Joanna renovated.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_97

Ben was very sweet and went to as many antique stores as I wanted to go to. He passed the time by figuring out what things did and petting the shop cats.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_98

There are sunflowers all along the roads of Texas! I loved seeing them! They’re called Wild Sunflowers and they’re a little different because they can have multiple flowers on one stem.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_99

When Ben asked what I wanted to do in Texas I said go to the Silos (check) and ride a horse. This pretty girl came right up to the fence to greet us when we pulled up to go horse back riding. I named her Pretty Girl and she seemed to like it.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_100

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_101

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_102

My horse was Shammy! I basically just petted her neck the whole time while we were riding, she was like a big dog : )

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_103

Another day we did a little hike in Hill Country.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_104

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_105

The roots on this tree were amazing!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_106

The hike led to Hamilton Pool which is a collapsed grotto.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_107

You can walk all around the pool and under the waterfall.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_108

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_109

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_110

The park only allows so many people at a time to hike to and swim in the pool. Ben was smart and made reservations.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_111

We had such a good time swimming and going under the waterfall.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_113

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_114

Our guide from horse back riding told us those flowers on the right are called Mexican Hats.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_115

Of course we had to get some bbq while we were in Texas at The Salt Lick!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_116

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_117

Our last stop was Austin. We didn’t do much in Austin, but we did drive by the capital of Texas. I really loved those huge cactus!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_118

And I made Ben go to some more stores : )

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_119

Our last day we went to our friend Aaron’s from Penn State (and one of Benny’s roommate) wedding. These were Ben’s roommates from Penn State (just missing one). It was so much fun to have them all together again!

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_120

And finally one last shot of us at the wedding.

Texas Trip_San Antonio_Waco_Hill Country_Magnolia Market_Austin_TX_Cassady K Photography_121

Westchester, New York, Wedding, Photographer, NYC, New York City, Cassady K Photography

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This function has been disabled for Wedding Photographers NYC | Cassady K Photography Blog.