El Cosmico

It’s been a week since we came back from Marfa and the most common question I have received is, how was the hotel?? In short, it was great! This place has a unique way of offering you a place to rest your head.

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Part One: Seattle, WA & My First Plane Ride

In October 2014 Andrew and I planned a trip to Seattle, WA. Originally we were supposed to meet up with my oldest brother, but that plan fell through, nonetheless we decided to go forth with the trip. Plus, we had a credit that needed to be used for a cancelled NYC trip we planned prior to knowing about my pregnancy.

This was going to be my first plane ride EVER! Can you believe it took me 25 years to ride a plane?! Our daughter wasn’t even a year old for hers haha. I was nervous about it, you know being six months pregnant and all, but it was a smooth ride and I absolutely loved the customer service we received from Southwest.

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Mini-Texas Travels

Let’s take it back to the year 2014. To be quite honest that seems so long ago, especially because now Andrew and I are married and have a daughter. I wanted to use this post to share a couple of our travels within Texas, our home state. It’s funny how sometimes we get so caught up in wanting to see the world that we forget our home is a part of it. Don’t ever underestimate what you can find within your state, or even your city. I plan to eventually have a blog series of San Antonio and hope to entice you all or as we say here, y’all, to pay a visit.

But before I get into our trips to Houston/Corpus Christi, I wanted to take the time share our deepest condolences to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey recently. It’s insane to think that something so intense could occur just hours from where we live. In my line of work I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing fellow Texans from the areas that were hit and it was nice to see them in such great spirits considering what they had just been through. A lot of them were stressed, but most were just so happy to be alive and safe at that point. I was very honored to have been able to provide them hospitality and in general just help the transition from this disaster as easy as possible. Also, making them laugh, that was my favorite. What was even more heart lifting was ALL the support from their surrounding cities ❤ In San Antonio, dozens of businesses and individuals have been working together to help all the Hurricane Harvey victims in any way possible. It’s such a beautiful thing and the least we could do. One business, Viva Tacoland, has decided to contribute by getting locals and visitors involved. For every photo taken at their wall with the hashtag #ilovehoustonsomuch they will donate $1 towards Hurricane Harvey relief funds. We absolutely had to make it a point to help in any way we could. If you’d like to participate click their link above to get directions, every photo will help make a difference!

With that being said, we are also sending all of our love and prayers to Florida and the surrounding areas as Hurricane Irma is on the move.


I’m probably breaking all the rules by posting a photo that doesn’t have our faces in focus, but regardless it was for a good cause and we were on a time crunch.

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