First off, thank you so much to Le Pavillon in New Orleans, LA for hosting our stay & inviting us to a much enjoyed weekend away.

This was our first weekend away from our children alone, EVER. And we couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque stay in New Orleans! I wanted to breakdown my absolute favorite parts of our Le Pavillon Hotel stay.

The Friday after Thanksgiving we loaded into our borrowed Toyota Sequoia and traveled to Amarillo, TX for a weekend of hiking, food & small town fun. This trip was inspired after realizing that the second largest canyon in the country lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, Palo Duro Canyon! So let’s head on our family friendly Amarillo, TX travel guide.

Family hiking in Amarillo, TX

Let me set the scene, it was Sunday evening & I had a wild husband was home for the weekend (he had over 2 months of working away from us & coming home on the weekends for under 48 hours) & I wanted to spend every bit of time possible together as a family. So on a whim I ran up to him and whisper yelled “Let’s surprise the kids with SNOW!” & he said “Ok”….and then I quickly checked if we could find a decent flight. We DID! And within 24 hours we had our lodging booked too. You know, for the upcoming Friday!!

If you’ve been following our travel adventures, you know we’ve been getting outdoors & enjoying our great state of Texas with our 12 trips in 12 months goal. I mean there is just an amazing amount to see and do in Texas, this time we headed to Brazos Bend State Park with Toyota & Texas Parks & Wildlife for their Texas Outdoor Family program.

On our trip to Colorado earlier this month we had a chance to stay at another Glamping Hub rental! And y’all I wish I could have stayed for a whole month in this beautiful & well thought out cabin in the mountains of Fraser, Colorado. There are pages of rustic cabins on Glamping Hub that will get you itching for a getaway!

Today I’m recapping our 12 trips in 12 months goal for 2017. I honestly don’t even know what number we are at yet, so I’m excited to put this post together to see just what has been done, what I might need to still upload to the blog & plan out the rest of our trips for the year! Let’s Go!