HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Luckily that’s not really the case. I really just wanted to say that… However, you may have thought differently when you saw our groups faces when we found out that the Dunkin donuts in the airport did not have coolatas OR whipped cream! Man, what a travesty!
Good thing we are bay path girls and are remarkably resilient and quickly got over this disappointment what’s truly remarkable is that all of us somehow checked our bags, got through security, and endured 3 take offs and landings! The first plane ride was thankfully uneventful and our hour layover gave us a chance to stretch our legs and take in Baltimore…The Baltimore airport that is. The second plane ride was a bit bumpy and due to an overcrowded plane, most of us had the unfortunate fortune of landing ourselves middle seats. I was fortunate enough to be squeezed in the middle of one traveler who felt the armrest was a footstool, and one wonderfully pleasant older lady who I exchanged travel stories with and who was in awe of the fact that ALL woman colleges exist. Despite our rather easy and luckily uneventful travel experience, I still think we were all glad when the wheels went down for the third, and final time and were we officially on Texan soil! We then embarked on a journey to baggage claim, which initially seems like a simple step in a travelers plans but instead became a voyage to the bathroom and a detour to a fun, yet terribly overpriced Dallas souvenirs shop! Once we all collected our luggage, we embarked upon our next challenge, finding our bus driver. Secretly I hoped a cowboy would be waiting for us, but my hopes were soon dashed, however, we found something better!! our bus driver James!!! After admiring our bus, which is decked out with leather seats and tv’s, we headed off to our home for the night, the Westin. The lobby of the hotel was magnificent
and it wasn’t long before we were paired off into rooms and took some time to settle in before heading out for the night. After settling in, we headed off to a large mall where our hungry stomachs soon found refuge at perhaps the best mexican restaurant i have ever had the pleasure of dinning at.
We indulged in rather bitter, yet undeniably delicious raspberry lemonade which was fantastic, and got to choose from a large selection of various kinds of tacos, nachos, guacamole, burritos, chips & salsa, and sizzling fajitas ! After much pondering I settled on chicken fajitas with beans and rice and was happily surprised that my “dollop of guacamole”, as described on the menu that came with my meal was actually a a generous mound that took up 1/3 of my plate! After eating we had a chance to shop around before heading back for the night. While shopping we stopped at a rather quaint souvenir shop called, “Texan Treasures”, where I was given a chocolate covered Jalapeño for free under the one condition that I had to eat the jalapeño in the store… I accepted said challenge and although I was in much need of a glass of water by the end, it was certainly a little taste of Texas!! Finally, once our stomachs were stuffed to the brim, we retired for the night to our hotel where we quickly debriefed about our day and headed off to the comfort of our rooms. Off to Delany plaza tomorrow!! — Stay tuned!