The Shipman Speed Show: Lone Star Style

By | April 11, 2013

I already gave you guys a little preview of our mini vacation to Texas, but I wanted to take a few more minutes and share a few more details of our super quick, super awesome trip to Texas.

Entering Texas

And instead of telling you all about it, I thought I’d go with the whole, “picture says a thousand words,” thing and show you, via a “short” 15 minute video detailing most of our trip.

And don’t worry if the photos or captions go a little fast, it’s free to watch it as many times as you want! In fact, if you watch it carefully or enough times to find all the “fun things to find” that are mentioned at the end of the video, you win bonus points! Just click the image below to watch it here, or watch it directly on YouTube here.

Also, as a little background information, the trip started out as a visit to Fort Worth to meet Merritt Onsa, one of my freelance writing partners, for the first time in person. We met up at a fundraising dinner for Kidmia, one of her clients. Kidmia is a nonprofit focused on ending the Ethiopian orphan crisis through family empowerment and in-country adoption. Merritt hires me to help write marketing copy for Kidmia’s newsletters, blog, and social media posts.


Special thanks to Merritt and her husband, Todd, who allowed me to use their awesome photo of all of us from the dinner since I forgot to take any pictures!

I think, despite the long hours in the car, that simply being away and having some time to just relax and explore with Hubs was my favorite part of the trip. I’d say our second road trip, (our first was our honeymoon!) was a success!

Galveston Beach Picture

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the video. It was super fun to make, and I’m already planning the next trip we can take “together with you guys!”

Have you been on a road trip recently? I’d love to hear about it, see pics, or even a video! Share and share alike!

4 thoughts on “The Shipman Speed Show: Lone Star Style

  1. MaMa

    Loved the video. thanks for sharing. I love Galveston, we had so much fun there, Made me feel like I was there with you.

    1. Melissa Post author

      Glad you liked the video! Thanks for watching it! Can’t wait to see you guys soon!

  2. Stephanie

    That’s so cool that you got to meet Merritt and her husband! 🙂


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