Day Trip to Tyler

My boyfriend and I have been trying to save up for our trip to Austin, so lately we haven’t been going out as much. But yesterday, we decided it was time to have some fun and go try out some new stuff.

I went over his place kind of early, but we ended up leaving around 12:00. He said he wanted to get sushi (an obsession I instilled in him) and I thought it’d be super fun to take him to get hibachi. It’s one of my favorite things to do, and I knew he would just love it. We picked out a restaurant and started our journey.

The ride there isn’t complete without a treat of some kind. We decided to stop by Efurd’s and get some homemade icecream. Great decision.

Don’t worry friends. It was just as yummy as it looks. Dakota’s favorite flavor is strawberry, and it was a great flavor choice. He actually helped me finish the whole thing. The first activity of the day was a success.

Then, we made it to our destination: Kawa’s. We walked in and was shook by how beautiful it was on the inside. Definitely glad we made that decision as well. We ordered the Louisiana roll (crawfish, cucumber, and avocado topped with spicy mayo). It was so good, I couldn’t even snap a picture before it was all gone.

And then the chef came out to prepare us our entree. It was Dakota’s first time, and I was excited to see his reaction to our chef’s jokes and tricks, and of course the legendary onion tornado. It was not a disappointment, and Dakota loved every second of it. Success #2.

We left Kawa’s with a full stomach and a box of leftover food (even though we shared one plate), and headed off to our next adventure. Barnes & Nobles. I love book stores, and I needed to pick up the next book on our book club reading list: Everything Everything. I also wanted to wander around a little, shelf shopping, just for fun. I got my book, and we were off again.

My boyfriend really wanted to go to the pet store. He wanted to hold a snake. So we went to Pet Land first, but they didn’t have snakes. They had an abundance of adorable puppies, bunnies, birds, and fish of all types. But no snakes. So we went to PetSmart. There we found some tiny corn snakes that he really liked. He didn’t get to hold them, but it was great we went there because we got to look around for some stuff for our new hamster Pebbles. We got Pebbles about a week or so ago. She was awaiting us at PetCo, where apparently everything is hella expensive. At PetSmart we found her a house upgrade (it came with a hamster wheel, food bowl, platform and climbing tube, AND was four times the size of her old cage) for $8.00. How insane is that?! We also got her some little yogurt treats, since she’s a good little hamster.

After that we were kind of worn out by running around all day. It was about 5:00 at that time, and we decided we should probably head home before the tiredness and heat get to us. But there was still one more destination I wanted to go: Andy’s Frozen Custard. My friends said it’s a go-to place every time they’re in Tyler, so I had to drop by. I’m so thankful I did.

Such a cute hole-in-the-wall place. I’m so glad we stopped by. I got a small Custom Concrete with caramel and cheesecake. It was upwards of $5 but it was one of those things where you’re like “I deserve this.”

Look how good that looks. Don’t you want some? Well too bad it was half way gone 5 seconds after we got into the car. It’s long gone. I am an icecream foodie, and this place was a win. Every activity was a won yesterday. It’s like we could do no wrong.

We got in the car to go back home, and my boyfriend was going on about how awesome the hibachi was. And how ridiculous  $5 for a cup of ice cream was. I told I had so much fun. And we smiled together.

I didn’t take any pictures of my outfit because I didn’t dress up. I didn’t wear makeup. I didn’t even want to wear a bra. It just goes to show you that even a fashion blogger can be sluggish and still have the time of her life.

Thank you for reading. I love sharing my stories with you all. It means the world to me. I know my posts have been very off schedule, but I’m still trying to have quality content for you all.


Emma Katy

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