03. – 07.11.2019
As I literally found out on the way, one of my friends I went to high school with in Mississippi 15 years ago now lives with her family in Fort Worth. So I was able to stay with Sarah, play with her kids (The most adorable ones ever!), and was shown around town by this lovely family. Thank you so much, y’all – I’ll definitely come back around for a visit! 🙂
We also went to Dallas together in order to see where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, and to check out the city from high above in the Reunion Tower. Then I had to wave goodbye to this adorable family and move on…
JFK Assassination Site
San Antonio is one of the most-see places in the Lone Star State. Not only are there the missions – with the Alamo as the most famous one – but also the beautiful River Walk. Moreover, there are nice parks and at night even a pretty awesome light show at the cathedral explaining the history of the state. Oh, and my lovely host Joel not only showed me around the city but also took me to an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet – soooo yummy! 🙂
Austin is the capital of Texas and, thus, also location of the capitol building. Furthermore, it’s where the food trucks originated and hundreds of bats fly out from beneath a bridge each night (with almost as many spectators). There are also some lovely parks along the river, a booming nightlife district, and a really cool graffiti place. Oh, and delicious burritos like the ones I had with Erwin, my couch surfing host.
Other than the astronauts, I didn’t have to say “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” since I didn’t. Ken picked me up, we went to all the museums since it was raining cats and dogs and it was museum-free-Thursday (Yay, lucky us!), and then I had a very (VERY) delicious, healthy dinner cooked by Ken before leaving the Lone Star State.