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Exchange Student - Texas Bucket List

Alex and I are very excited to host our first exchange student in a few short weeks. I've been thinking of all the things she's going to experience for the first time in Texas, and I can't wait to be a part of it.  I've decided to put together a Texas Bucket List to make sure we take advantage of the 4 months she's here.


1. Tour the State Capitol
2. Experience a waterpark (Schlitterbahn/Hawaiian Falls)
3. Go two-stepping (not sure how this will work out, since most of the dance halls we go to are 18 and up)
4. Ride horses
5. Drive around the country on a 4-Wheeler (thankfully my sis has one and also a lot of land in the middle of no where)
6. Attend a Texas High School Homecoming Football Game & wear a MUM
7. Tailgate at a UT football game
8. Visit the State Fair of Texas
9. Take a BBQ Tour in Lockhart
10. Spend the day at the Fort Worth Stockyards
11.  Eat Tex-Mex (that's a no brainer)
12. Walk along the Riverwalk 
13. Experience the outdoors in Austin (Kayaking/SUP on Town Lake, Hiking, Zilker Park)
14. Eat breakfast tacos
15. See a live concert (Alex and I bought her a ticket to see GARTH BROOKS in Dallas with us, and we are crazy excited. #AMERICA!)
16. Visit The Alamo
17. See a movie at Alamo Drafthouse (preferably a sing-a-long)
18. Hike Mount Bonnell and view the scenic Austin skyline
19. Visit the Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown
20. Visit a real Texas Rodeo

These are ambitious and also activities near the Austin/DFW/San Antonio area, which are the cities Alex and I spend the most time in.  We may not check everything off our list, but I can guarantee that our host daughter will experience so much while she's here. I love being a tour guide when people come to visit Austin, so I can't wait to show off this great state for 4 months!

4 comments:

Tish Ptomey said...

Love it!!!

Alecia Taylor said...

I'm pretty sure there's no age restrictions at the broken spoke during the day, and that's pretty much the ultimate dance hall. Or Gruene Hall during the day!

Alecia Taylor said...

I'm pretty sure there's no age restrictions at the broken spoke during the day, and that's pretty much the ultimate dance hall. Or Gruene Hall during the day!

repstein1 said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing. 4 months will go by so quickly! We are doing a concert in Dallas too! I have a contact for the tailgate at UT so let me know, we'd love to join you!