Friday, June 26, 2009

Our Trip to Hico, Day 1

The kids and I spent the first part of the week visiting Robby's brother's family in Hico. Robby was at Leadership Camp and Randy was in Indonesia, so it was a good time for the moms and cousins to get together.

Our first stop was at the Dr Pepper Museum in Dublin. Besides being the oldest Dr Pepper bottler in the world, Dublin Dr Pepper also has the distinction of being bottled with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar - the original Dr Pepper formula. We each got our own little bottle of Dr Pepper (I hate to admit it, but it was really good). The Pure Cane Sugar makes a huge difference. We then got to see the bottling process and look at quite a bit of Dr Pepper paraphernalia.

The Bows then took us on a journey to a local family's farm. The family makes their own cheese--so this is where the Bows purchase their milk and cheese. You can also buy eggs and some meat here. We even got to stick our head in the cheese room where they age the cheese--not the most pleasant of smells, but interesting.

We then traveled on to the home of a friend who grows lavender--very cool. We ended the day at a surprise party for one of their friends.

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