Over Labor Day weekend, I decided to book us a short trip to Houston. Why Houston of all places? Well, Houston has been a popular topic amongst my mom’s side of the family in the past year. Two of her brothers recently purchased new homes there and have continued to rave about the city to us. Funny thing is, neither of them (nor their families) have actually moved there yet.
My Uncle James have been urging for me to meet him there for months, so I figured Labor Day weekend would be a good time to do so. He and my Aunt Lydia still currently live in San Juan, Puerto Rico and their grown children, Celine and Daniel, live in Boston and Atlanta. Houston has become a second home for them to reunite several times a year, often over holiday weekends.
I invited my dad to join us on this trip, so together with Alan and Bridgette, the four of us flew to Houston and spent 3 relaxing days there with Uncle James and his family.
My cousins are young, in their early 20s, so Bridgette absolutely loved hanging out with them. Since we really don’t get to see them often, it was wonderful to be able to chat with them more deeply on this trip.
On one of the days that we were there, we ventured out a bit to Galveston, Texas and spent a scorching hot afternoon at Kemah Boardwalk. It reminded me of our Santa Cruz Boardwalk in the Bay Area, except it was a hundred times hotter! Still, it was fun to hang out there for the day, and to give ourselves every reason to indulge in ice cream. 🙂
Although we didn’t do much on this trip, I left feeling really happy that we went. Spending time with people that matter to me is one of my main reasons for traveling so much. I’m so grateful that with our unschooling lifestyle now, we have a lot more flexibility to travel more, and during low seasons too!