Finding myself in Texas

I’m finally starting to feel like I’m achieving some of the travel goals I had for our yearlong adventure. I’ve been able to find some work on the road, discovered several unexpected roadside gems and have started enjoying the little things like quirky shops and Christmas decorations. Texas has been good to me in that way.

It took a while to get settled into traveling full time. Then we had a few minor setbacks that held us up a bit. But six months into our trip and I think we’re getting the hang of it. It’s nice to take a breath and see new things and meet new people and focus on enjoying life instead of stressing about the day to day. My stress hasn’t gone away completely but I feel like it’s decreased greatly, especially in the past few weeks and Texas is at least partially responsible for that change.

After a week in wine country we headed to Houston for a visit with some friends. We had the best pork chop of our lives from Perry’s Steakhouse, some five-star homemade libations courtesy Noah and got wild and crazy with a puzzle.

Visiting friends and family on the road has been one of the highlights of the trip so far.

While in Houston, we discovered the ugly Christmas sweater headquarters on 19th Street, spotted a few murals and found some gorgeous holiday decorations at the Galleria.

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I had forgotten how much fun traveling can be.

On our way from Houston to Austin we spent a bit of time in the middle of nowhere. Grassy fields and the occasional home filled our view for about an hour until we decided on an impromptu stop in La Grange. Not only is Old World Antieks my absolute favorite antique store of all time, but they had my dream tiny home.

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What an awesome find. I love the surprises like this on the road.

What’s your favorite road trip surprise? Comment below. I love hearing from you guys! 

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