In keeping with our Not Bummer Summer escapades, we headed to New York this past weekend. New York, Texas, that is, which is about a 2 hour drive southeast of Dallas. New York is in the Piney Woods region of Texas with rolling hills, tons of huge trees, and lots of small towns. We went through windy back roads until we started seeing the yellow signs marked NY-TX Adventures, which led us to this view:
Greeted by this crew:
Who suited us up to ZIP LINE!
There were 10 in our group, including Keri, my friend who moved to Singapore about a year ago.
Our zip line adventure took us through a course of 6 different lines, tree to tree, with the last line being 100 feet long and 100 feet high.
Our guides were absolutely fantastic and brought their humor to each station, especially when some of us didn't brake quite fast enough and ended up sharing a few "intimate" moments with the guys in their attempt to prevent us from smacking right into the tree at the end of the line.
After a wonderful morning of zip lining, we headed over to the little town of LaRue and ate lunch at "The Store" where the onion rings were amazing. We were surrounded by locals who did not know quite what to do with us loud, big city folk. They weren't sure they wanted us there until we bought out the counter of fried pies to take back to Big D.
As we were leaving LaRue, we passed a little place called the Blueberry Basket, a farm where you pick your own berries.
These crazy kids picked about 15 quarts of blueberries:
That turned into these:
Which turned into this at our cookout that evening:
It was definitely an exhausting day, but we came home with buckets full of blueberries and hearts full of memories!