Hi, guys!!!! I'm back! It feels so good to be back home! I have missed my little hobby of blogging.
Remember about six months ago when everyone took a border trip and left Austin and I here? I am not a big fan of McAllen (or any border town) so it was not a big deal for me to stay home. (We have to go up every six months to renew the papers on the car). Also, driving 16+ hours to Texas is not exactly what I'd consider fun!
However, it was going to be my birthday and I needed a little distraction. I hadn't really planned on going - Nicole told me I could sleep in on my birthday and come to school late. That sounded pretty good to me, but when my dad scheduled a couple services in Texas, I decided that I couldn't miss out on this opportunity to visit new churches, see friends, and meet new ones!
The beginning of our trip had me a little worried. If we hadn't traveled further north in Texas, there really would not have been much to tell about. This is about the extent of the pictures I took the first few days -
|My delicious breakfast at Cracker Barrel|
|THEE ultimate tutorial!!!|
|Interesting shirt pattern|
I have struggled with carsickness my entire life. Since the time we were little my siblings have all been capable of reading in the car, but I never could. Only one time have I ever actually tossed my cookies because of carsickness - come to think of it, it was actually at a red light...in Texas...when I was about eight years old. The whole breath-in-your-nose-and-out-your-mouth technique just wasn't cutting it. I did manage to get my door open and not destroy the inside of our little red Jetta! That was a WIN!
Anyways, with the bad roads and stop-and-go traffic here in Puebla, going anywhere usually includes fighting nausea. Minimal texting and definitely no reading.
That is why I was super excited when I found these trusty little motion sickness bands while in the States! I heard of these years ago, but was very skeptical. It seemed too easy.
However, I wore them for the many hours we spent driving from one end of Texas to the other. Houston rush hour traffic, windy roads, and stoplights - I never got sick once.
Whether it is just a placebo, or that little nob on the bracelet is actually pushing on a pressure point...I am a convert!
I have a lot more pictures to share! In the end, I was so glad I decided to go to the border! I have pictures here, there, and everywhere. I am getting them all in order for the second installment (and real meat of the word) of our border trip.