I’m a firm believer in lazy Saturday mornings. Even if it is the final day of my Texas vacation.
I introduced Chadan to I Love Lucy while his dad made apple rum waffles.
&& one thing you should know about me. I love waffles. Like a lot.
Apple rum waffles and baby cuddles? I was in heaven.
We then buckled up and headed to Austin to visit some friends and explore a tad more of Texas.
After lunch at a tasty spot, we hit the streets of Southern Congress.
Can we take a moment to admire this stylish mom ^
I see that top bun, that (matching) diaper backpack, Sun Rays, and that cold shoulder top!
While wondering the streets of SOCO, we came across a little festival. I was able to score some snazzy bow ties for Max.
Were you ever really in Texas if you didn’t visit Allen’s boots? I think I’m still in shock on how much a pair of authentic Taxas sells for. Like, we’re talking the same price as rent and plus some.
While people were searching for cowboy hats I was rocking a baseball cap, maxi dress, and Birkenstocks. I didn’t blend in very well.
We also came across a southern candy parlor. They had some hella cute/hilarious sugar cookies.
I may have contemplated buys this whole box to give to friends on their birthday. I figured I shouldn’t since I sent most of my spending money on wine. The struggle.
After wondering the streets of Austin, we headed back to Jalen’s cozy home. We picked up dinner at the Bucky’s (an epitome of a gas status that’s the size of a walmart). We finished off with babe cuddles, tasty dessert from the evening before, and continued our Netflix binge of The Good Place.
Like we kept watching more episodes, just to stay awake. We may or may not have been in denial of my departing morning flight the next day.
The next morning I packed my precious cargo (aka bottles of wine) and had one last hand holding session with this cute babes we we headed to the airport.
I’m a homebody and pretty introverted.
When I travel, I’m typically ready to go home by the end of the trip.
This was the first time I didn’t want to leave.
It was the perfect trip full of exploration and equally enough time to relax with baby cuddles and girlfriend time.
Before leaving for this trip, I had a number of people say, “have fun catching up with your friend.” I’m so thankful for technology because, despite Jalen moving over 1000 miles away, we’ve been able to stay in contact almost every day. Shout out to the Marco Polo app!
Thank you Jalen for being such a thoughtful host and knowing me & my interests to make this trip so delightful.
Thank you Bryan for your tasty cooking and and being a personal driver while your wife and I indulge in two (or three) wine tastings.
Thank you Chadan for being one of the cutest, happiest babies in all of the lands.
Oh, this Marco made me giggle as I was anxiously waiting to board my flight home.
Like I said, she gets me.
Jalen knows my priorities.