Good Morning!! What I learned on my vacation journey..... I am not as carefree as I use to be when I made this exact journey years ago. Making sandwiches and packing a cooler for your family is work, it is not the glamorous vacation life. My boys at 20 & 18 can still fight as if they were 10 & 8. I still look through the thousands of sunbaked, screaming, splashing vacationers in search of my boys just to make sure they are safe and having fun & ask 100 times if they need sunscreen. When does it change from" boys be careful , don't do that " too "mom be careful dont do that, you are going to fall.. As I am standing on the running board of Taylor's car telling him "let's go!!" I have learned that some things will never change, if my boys ask me to do something, i will, and so there i was free falling and hanging from a bungy cable because my B ask me too.I have learned sitting in a tube & going down rapids is ALOT of work.... No rest for the weary unless u want to be floating upside down ... I have rolled my eyes a thousand times when traveling this country with my parents & they wanted to stop in all of the towns that time seemed to have forgotten & now my kids are doing the same rolling of the eyes.and my words to them ......." Stay in the car, we will only be a few minutes", as I leap out of the car and I am giddy over what we may find in these amazing small towns. I believe that every Texan should take a drive across this beautiful state. I have learned the music blaring and windows down are still some of my favorite things in life.... Repeating the phrase "if it is too loud your too old!!" I have learned Shelby still cant read direction and no matter how much we get turned around, we still find our way, just like life. I have learned being away gives a great perspective and I should do it more often Happy beautiful Monday... Rest and my precious family brings me peace and a smile to my heart. i have learned that i take my amazing family for granted sometimes , i give others the best while they get the rest and I am loved way more than i deserve,there is nothing better than to be swallowed up in the arms of my boys, and I have learned I still have a total blast with Shelby after traveling together for over 21 year. What a wonderful time away...Come see us the CIG is opened !!
I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.