Never in my wildest dreams where I had to choose between regular mask or the airtight N95 mask when riding a plane.
It’s our first out of State travel during a pandemic.
Anxious? Yes. Excited? Yes. In disbelief? Kinda and who wouldn’t?
19 months of brainwashing that it’s dangerous to travel, it’s shock and awe that 10 friends and family from New York, Texas and California decided to have a vacation in Austin without masks, without distancing, without COVID worry of whatsoever. It’s the freest we all have ever been. It’s the most normal we all have ever been. And it feels amazing!
Travel destination? Austin. It’s more of a revisit to a beautiful place that once was home.
I didn’t realize how much I missed it. I didn’t realize how much I was blessed with kind, generous and very funny friends. I haven’t laughed this hard for awhile now.
Texas is big on everything…heart, happiness and adventures.
Can’t believe I waited this long to see again our good old friends and family.
First stop, best moist flavorful Brisket and BBQ in town at Stiles Switch for early dinner.
Texas is generous in portions, smiles and experience.
A relative from Houston treated us for a delicious authentic Tex Mex feast at Vaqueros. The last time we saw each other was 6 years ago.
We also celebrated two Birthdays of two classmates who have not seen each other since their Elementary School years.
So much fun. So much nostalgic reminiscing of a beautiful time that seemed like they just happened yesterday.
Wife baked that morning for her cousin to take back to Houston her famous melt’s in your mouth heavenly tasting Cheese and Purple Yam Brioche. Kitchen was just loaded with sweet love and joy.
Overall rating, maximum 10 stars and it’s only day one in Austin.