Day 10 Colorado!

Alrighty people. I have been going since 230am!!!

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Delirious excited about this adventure. Coffee kicked in

I slept for a little bit on the plane.

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Standard attire of hoodie t-shirt, leggings and hoodie. I pull up the hood so no one bothers me.

 

As I am sitting, I notice that the guy next to me is talking to his girlfriend/wife/fiance… Obvisouly I don’t know what role she was in **shrugs** ANYWAY she frantically reaches back for him as we are pulling out of the gate.  She latches onto his leg and as the plane started moving faster and faster her grip got tighter and tighter. Like he had to tell her to let go. I don’t know what happened after because I had taken Benadryl and it decided to kick in at that moment.

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You can see the veins in her arms she was holding on so tight!!!

So you all know that when I get on the plane I have to go to sleep IMMEDIATELY or I get motion sickness. Getting older sucks sometimes. Anyway I woke up for 10 minutes and that was because a flight attendant came flying down the aisle… A guy a few rows in front of me put the barf bag to use. Sooooo I went back to sleep.  I didn’t get much sleep because people were coming back and forth to use the bathroom and bumping into me. Flight attendants were yelling excuse me so I could pull my foot in from the aisle. My legs are long and I have to stretch at least one of them out. GEEZ!! I wasn’t all out in the aisle or anything. I made sure my foot was out of the way but that wasn’t good enough. So I woke up and did what I feel like I do best… I started writing. I wrote until we landed and I am pretty excited about what I accomplished.

Fast forward!!!! I grabbed my bags from baggage claim and hauled to go get my rental. This is BY FAR the most expensive adventure of this entire vacation. HO-LY SHIT!!! I got a jeep though which is AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT. LOVE.IT. LOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!

 

I made it to my hotel before 10 and my room wasn’t ready. Well SHIT ON A STICK!!!! **face palm** They said it was ok for me to go enjoy breakfast though. So that exactly what I did. I paid for the breakfast buffet and ATE EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAD. I left the oatmeal though. YUCK!!! I finished and paid for my food and then went and sat in the lobby for a bit. 12p rolls around and I still don’t have a room so I just paid for my room and asked them to hold my large duffle bag. They held it and I went for a drive. I couldn’t see the mountains because it was kind of smoggy today but whatever… IM IN A MUTHA F**&%#)@= JEEP YO!!! I rolled out because I wanted TO FIND SNOW CONES!!! I need an intervention y’all. Like this is getting out of gosh damn control. I drove 28 minutes to one place only for it to be closed!!! I figured there was a reason for me not being able to get one there, so I went to the Farmers market next door and bought peaches. I pulled up another shaved ice place that was another 30 minutes away. It was ok. It was all natural and the texture was off to me. IT DIDN’T MELT!!!

IMG_0829 I’m glad I didn’t order the HUGE one. I left there and googled around and found Bahama Bucks!!! So I drove another 30 minutes for that snow cone. I basically went on a wild adventure snow cone hunt. I left Bahama Bucks and went to Chick Fil-a for food because snow cones weren’t filling me up and I hadn’t really eaten anything for the day.  That sandwich and fries never saw it coming!!! I left there and drove another 20 something minutes to get back to the hotel. By the time I got back they had my room ready.

My room… It’s the handicap room. I don’t mind though. The front desk people weren’t the nicest. Wait I take that back. The guy was nice but the ladies weren’t. I get it that you have had a busy day but don’t take that shit out on me. And on top of that my water in the shower didn’t get hot at all. I took a semi warm shower. THE FUCK?!?!?! I was showered and in my pajamas before 530p.

 

I am now waiting for my Benadryl to kick in so I can wake up for 6am breakfast and head out to he Giant zipline/ jungle gym course. Y’all. Tomorrow is going to be SO FREAKING EPIC!!!! Today was an awesome low key day on my solo adventure.  I could have went for drinks or dinner but my black ass is tired. Maybe tomorrow. So I bid you guys a good night and I will talk to you tomorrow!!!

PEACE OUT

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Day 8 or 9??

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT… I have no idea what day I am on. I think its day 8. Day 8 means the end of Texas for a while. I had more fun than I could have asked for. Chip pulled out all of the stops in Austin. Drag Bingo, Rollerskating,Chicken and waffles followed up with 48oz of margarita, zip lining, snow cones and all the in house dance party a girl could ask for. Going home to Arlington is always instant lazy relax mode. My body shuts down and I have no desire to do anything.

My parents always show me love with food and laziness. I can be as lazy as I want. I can stay in my pajamas all freaking day and eat BLTs and whatever BBQ my dad has whipped up. What more could I ask for?!?!?! Once I hit their house I did not move. I basically moved from my room, to the living, to the back porch and back to my room. It was a cycle. Getting out was basically me moving to  a different snow cone stand here and there but thats because they were in the same neighborhood. I don’t know if you guys can tell but I LOVE LOVE snow cones. L.O.V.E LOOOOOOOOVVVEEEEEE!!!! There is always a day where I visit family and make my rounds… NOT THIS TIME!!!! Do I feel bad about it?? Lil bit but I don’t regret it.

Friends… I don’t have many. I have a few really good friends back home but they  all have families of their own and we are all on the opposite ends of the metroplex. My Jr.High BFF Nicole lives right up the street from my parents. Literally… RIGHT.UP.THE.STREET. It’s a guarantee that we are going to hang out. We always do because #1. We turn into a bunch of giggling teeny boppers INSTANTLY #2. Drinking is ALWAYS involved #3. WE HAVE FUN!!!!! This time we went for trail runs, snow cones and movies!!! We had really good conversations while out there totally lost in Mother Nature. No seriously… I got us lost. We took a wrong turn and what was supposed to be one mile turned into over 3. I basically made a lot of wrong turns which put us on a lot of different paths… OOPS. Day two of trail running was much better though. We stayed on the CORRECT one mile trail. The heat was so disrespectful  and apparently while running a handsome big black dude checked me out(HEEEEEEEEEY) but I was in my go go go zone and MISSED IT!!! DAMN IT!!!!

Later during the week I got to see an old neighbor. Jessica and her baby girl!!! They moved to Grand Prairie which isn’t far from Arlington and it was a 10 minute drive in my dads awesome 4 Runner( GOD I LOVE DRIVING THAT TRUCK). Me and Jessica were neighbors when we lived in the Kirby. The Kirby building was THE SHIT!!!! Everyone in the building became a friend. Like I never had to lock my door… Well I did towards the end but that wasn’t because of my neighbors. It was a certain person that I considered a friend who kept taking advantage of my open door policy. We all basically kind of had an open door policy though. Hanging with her and her baby girl Noemi was so freaking awesome. Noemi is by far at the top 5 list of GORGEOUS babies. She’s like a living breathing doll!!! My uterus actually sighed and my brain had to SHUT THAT DOWN!!!! It was the most chill evening!!! We ate pizza, played with the dogs and the baby and it was cool.

Last day consisted of NOT MOVING. Seriously. I did not move. I got up to eat… THATS IT!!!  I couldn’t have asked for a better last day visiting home.  As much as I love being with my family, I am always a little ready to go. Thats just the loner in me. **shrugs**

I still have a lot of vacation to go. Colorado and Vegas are coming up fast and I AM EXCITED!!

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Day 6 It’s the Simple Things

Day 6 of my vacation was so damn simple and basic but I think that was the best part. When I am visiting family in Dallas I really don’t want to do much. All I really want to do is relax  and eat… and drink. That’s it. I’m supposed to visit all of my friends… but I don’t. OOPS. Well Day 6 started with waking at 630a because Im getting old and no matter what time I pass out in the evening, I’m always up at the ass crack of dawn. When was the last time I slept past 730?? Wait… give me a minute… I’m thinking. Uhhhh Yeh I can’t remember. Its been THAT LONG!!! My mom is up early every day. Never fails that around 645a-7a I will get a text “Morning”… She’s in the room next door you guys. NEXT.DOOR!!! Not a few states away. HAHAHA!!!

Mornings always start with a super healthy breakfast(being sarcastic ) of lots of bacon, fried potatoes that have been seasoned to perfection with onions, jalapeños and salt, and then a loaf of Mrs. Bairds white bread. That’s right people good ole regular white bread. I know in this age of health and wellness that most people see plain ole white bread as the devil but I see it has a GIFT FROM GOD and don’t let it be super soft and fresh fresh**church faint**. Anyway mom added a cup of coffee and it was a breakfast fit for Jesus HIMSELF!!!! I got a text from my friend Nicole “You ready to roll?” “You know it” Morning trail run is much needed since EVERYTHING Food, alcohol and sugar has been consumed in the time I have been in the state of TEXAS.

 

Nicole came over, had coffee and breakfast and then we hit the trail in Cedar Hill. We said “Ohhh we can run to the pond. It’s only a mile. That shouldn’t be too bad. GAME ON.” We loaded up and took off. Well Khrys was leading the way so that means Khrys took a wrong turn somewhere and we ended up mixing in three different trails and did NOT see a pond… ANYWHERE!!! We basically said Screw it and just made our way back to the parking lot. What was supposed to be 2 miles turned into well over 3 miles worth of trekking. It was hot, humidity was on 1000% and mosquitos had NO CHILL at all BUT it was sooooo much fun.

 

When we made it back to the car we looked like we had been thrown in a pond. Our clothes were soaked all the way through and we smelled like sweaty ass. We stripped down to our sports bras and drove to get… SNOW CONES because thats what you do when you run and sweat out everything.

Day 6 was the simplest of days. Nothing like a great trail run to get you moving. The whole time we kept taking wrong turns I kept saying “everything happens for a reason.” We both needed the extra training for race season and we have both been on the “I’m not doing shit” mindset for the past bit of time. This was Gods kick in the pants. We laughed, had great meaningful conversations and talked about what we really want out of life and how we plan on doing it. Us hanging out in the middle of nature and talking freely about our dreams and what we want to do and how we are making it happen was a way of putting it out there in the atmosphere. We are NOT playing around. From our mouths to Gods ears. Running through the trails was a way for us to reconnect with nature and Mother Earth. I believe that it was also God telling us that you start on one path but he has something that will work out for the better. There was nothing super grandiose about day 6. It was super low key and amazingly refreshing. I Couldn’t have asked for a better trail run partner to get a little bit lost with. Sometimes when it seems like you don’t know where you are going, God is steering you where He wants you to go and He always puts you back on the right path.

Day 5 of Silliness

The vacation is still ticking people!!! WOOHOOO!!! Can’t believe I have over 2 whole weeks left of relaxation and freedom and free thinking. I swear I haven’t been this relaxed in AGES!!! We are on Day 5 and it was AMAZEBALLS!!!!! Whenever I am with my family, there is no adventure going on. There is a whole lot of eating, drinking and trying to meet up with ALL the old friends. Yesterday I didn’t meet up with anyone BUT we did have a grand old time eating and drinking… A lot.

The day started with breaking the toilet. That was a really shitty situation… no pun intended. HAHAHAHA!!! I tried to fix it but apparently I wasn’t doing too hot of a job so mom had to step in with the big guns and fix it. Nothing like blue poopy water to start the day off right. After everything was cleaned, disinfected, washed, bleached, lysoled, scrubbed, and disinfected again; everyone had to shower because you  can’t do anything after dealing that shit. Everyone got cleaned up and had apparently worked up an appetite because bacon is cooking in the oven, coffee is in the coffee pot and potatoes are being fried on the stove. Mom is prancing through the house with her high heels on. This is what she does  when no one is home. She cleans and cooks with the music blasting and wearing the highest heels that she owns. Kool n the Gang is blasting through the TV and then she changed it to Pit Bull. **Face Palm** I wish I would have taken pictures because there was a lot of dancing and singing involved.

Me, my mom, and Aunt sat around for a few hours trying to figure out what to do for the day. I had to return my rental car but other than that… the day was free. Mom followed me to the airport to return the car and then we got the bright idea to have our own little three person house party. WINNING!!!! We stopped at a tiny Spanish market and loaded up on all the Corn on the Cob, avocados, Mexican cheese and and a lot of other goodies. We had 6 bags of food and only spent 30 dollars. SAY WHAT!!?!?!?!?? That would have been AT LEAST 150 dollars worth of stuff in NYC. Moving on!!!! We left the market and headed to the liquor store. We bought bourbon, tequila, beer and all the makings for AWESOME margaritas and micheladas.

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We purchased AAAAALLL of the alcohol now for the foolery to begin!!!

We unload everything and its “Khrys you are in charge” Uhhh ok. That means I am automatically in a zone because I have a visual of what I want to happen, how everything is going to look, and what its going to be. MOVE OUT THE WAY BETTY!!!! I set up shop and got to work. Corn was wrapped in foil and put in the oven, shrimp was soaking, and avocados were being chopped to make an awesome light salad. I mixed a quick lemon dressing to drizzle over the top. Then I prepped everything for the Elotes. MAAAAAN HOLD UP!!! HOLD…UUUUUUP! Lets take moment  of praise for Elotes. **church faint**

Y’all. I found a recipe that would make you slap yo grandmama!!!! It was 1/4 cup of mayo.1/4 cup of cream. cilantro, squeeze of lime, two giant cloves of minced garlic, and the Mexican cheese mixed in(I didn’t measure that… because ITS CHEESE!!! There is never too much) LAWD LAWD LAWD!!!!! So while food is being prepared mom does what she does best… MAKES DRINKS!!!! She’s mixing up margaritas, my aunt Esther is laughing at all of the madness and we are ALL enjoying ourselves because ITS FRIDAY and thats what you do on vacation!!!! I seasoned the shrimp and just sautéed them in a pan. The salad was ready and the corn was ready for assembly. We grabbed our plates, our drinks and moved to the table to DEMOLISH the blessings that had been laid before us. We ate.it.all.

The drinks were strong and the food was good. There was nothing but jokes, laughter and happiness. My cousin Corey came over to hang out for a bit and that was NON STOP FOOLERY right there. My cousin is a NUT!!!! I actually laid on the kitchen floor at one point because I was laughing that hard. When he left, we were bored again but mom had the bright idea to play card games. Weeeelllll my parents don’t have that type of house where people go to play games and hang out. We piled into my aunts car and went to Walgreens and loaded up on Uno, Password, and some other kind of goofy game.  We left Walgreens and headed to Daisy’s snow cone because I HAD to have a snow cone. I got the massive one and I ATE IT ALL!!!! We got back home and are LOCKED OUT!!! None of us had keys to the garage door or front door. Well damn it!!! Spartan training came into play because I had to scale my parents window to  climb and open the fence. I was able to use my credit card to pop the bottom lock on the back door but couldn’t budge the top lock. Well mom found a key and said “Lets see if this works.” 5 minutes later she opens the front door from the inside and is like “THANK GOD!!! From here on out NO ONE leaves this house without keys!!!!!” We got in, bras came off and pajamas were put on and more drinks were made. We sat around the kitchen table for two hours playing Uno and Password. My mom and aunt are HELLA COMPETITIVE!!! I NEVER saw it coming!!! Uno will turn you into a totally different person!!! LMBO!!! So anyway we quit uno to play Password and the hilarity continued. At one point I was like “Its green, it looks like a dinosaur but its not a dinosaur…” “My aunt screams out “UNICORN!!!” **Blank stare** “Esther that looks like a horse not a dinosaur.” Then out of nowhere my mom goes “Oooh oooh a dinocorn!!!!” **blank stare** WHAT THE FUCK IS A DINOCORN?!?!?!?! I could NOT stop laughing!!!! I was like “It breathes fire!!!!” and my aunt was able to yell “DRAGON!!!!” “Y’all I’m the wrong person to be giving out clues or maybe I am the right person because I was coming up with all kinds of stuff “”They say you cant turn this person into a housewife” “A HOE!!!!”  “Something that Uncle Allon always had” “JOINT”

Yesterday was a day of non stop laughter. It was a day of what I really needed. It was a day of family time. Just hanging out and being stupid. 3 introverts having the time of their lives eating, drinking and playing stupid card and word games. Its all I needed for a great day!!!

Day 4 Home Away From Home

DAY 4 arrived and I couldn’t have asked for more. Day 4 began family time. My family is kind of weird. Im not close with my entire family. **shrugs** I’m really close with my mom so I am always with her. I’m close to my dad but in a silent  no words needed kind of way. I’m close with my aunt and some of my cousins but that about sums it up. I have never seen a problem with it. Every family dynamic is different.  This is what works for my family. ANYWAY… Day 4 started with a decent wake up and a need to run an errand. 630a I was out the door and on my way to the bank. I was still dressed in my pajamas, my hair wasn’t combed, teeth were not brushed and I still had eye boogers. There was no shame in my morning game… NONE!!! I finished my bank errand and then drove back across town to get to my parents house but of course I’m like “I need to go to CVS”  It’s not that I need anything. It’s just that “I THINK I NEED” somethings… Like hair products. I always leave a shit ton of hair products at my parents house because every time I come home I swear I’m missing something when I’m really not. Well this time I couldn’t remember if I had hair cream. So I drive to CVS and for some reason I spaced out. I was listening to Common so I was probably creating my own music video in my head to “So Far To Go” ft D’Angelo. Yeh Im pretty sure I was having my own music video in my head. Well I kind of didn’t see the curb in front of me in the parking lot AND DROVE OVER the damn thing. SHIIIIIIIIT Shit double shit on a stick!!!! I park, get out and Im like “Cool I didn’t kill the car. I didn’t. THANK GOD!!! Anyway I walk up and CVS is closed!!! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?!?! I could have swore CVS was a 24 hour mart. WRONG!!! So I drove over a curb for nothing!!!! So that meant getting back in the car and heading to Walgreens. Now I already know when I go into Walgreens that I am grabbing more than what I originally came for. I went in for hair cream. I came out with hair cream, Murrays, face wash mask stuff and moisturizer. I get to my parents house and realize that I needed NONE OF THIS because its already there from the last 5 times I was home!!!! Whatever. The first thing mom says is “Why Khrys??? You already have like 3 of these here.” My response is always “I didn’t look but would rather have more than what I need than get home and not having what I need and then have to go back out when I really don’t want to. My plan when arriving home is always “HIT OKLAHOMA FOR CASINO” ALWAYS!!!

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Sooooo my mom, my aunt and I piled into my tiny rental and we rolled out to the Casino. We had no game plan. We each had a small pocket of change, and we split up like the cast of Oceans 11 on a mission. None of us won anything but man did we have fun. I like to play on machines that light up and sing to me. The machine has to call to me. HAHAHAHAHA!!! We lost our money and then said “Lets go eat” When leaving the casino it is ALWAYS mandatory for us to grab drinks and Tex Mex. There is always ALWAYS a ton of laughter and shit talking. Mom and I talk mad shit. My aunt just sits back and cracks up. Mom drove us home but first we had to make a stop… for a snow cone. Why??? BECAUSE I WANTED ONE!!! We went to what used to be Snow Hut. Snow hut is not the same you guys. The quality of snow cone is not like it used to be. Snow hut was THE SHIT back in the day. Anyway I ordered my snow cone but not just any snow cone. I ordered a large because it didnt look too ginormous in the display. Y’all… When she finished and handed me that snow cone… MY. MOUTH.DROPPED. It was GARGANTUAN!!!! It was like the DONKEY KONG of snow cones and I dug in with no shame. We made it home and I changed to my pajamas and watched Queer Eye season two while eating half of my snow cone. I gave the other half to my mom and she polished it off.

That was my day 4. It wasn’t a day filled with adventure but it was a day of fun none the less. It was time time spent laughing and enjoying myself with those important to me. You kind of forget what that is in the chaotic pace of life. You forget the little things that make you smile. Some need these super grand gestures to be happy when all you really need are a few people in your circle to drink and have a few laughs with. Day four is a reminder to let go of the big shit and just enjoy the little moments. When work and life start to overwhelm me, I just need to center myself and remember that life is more than work and sleep( basically what my life has boiled down to) I spend so much time taking care of others that by the time it comes to me I have no energy or desire to take care of myself. That my friends has to change.

Day 3 of Amazingness

Its day 3 bitches!!!! How did I start the day?? By waking up at 330a again because I had to pee but this time I said “Screw this. Im holding it.” and went back to sleep. 530a hit and my bladder was like “Naw heffa its time to MOVE or you are going to be laying in a big ass wet spot.” So my official wake up time was 530a.  What do you do at 530a besides pee?? You write. Or at least thats what I do. I woke up and let my words take over. God thats such an amazing feeling. Waking up with no responsibility to any one else and letting your words shape a story to be told. God I wish I could do this for a living… One day I will be able to. UNTIL THEN Im going to live this vacation life to MAX and tell you all about it.

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Big hair and my black elements shirt courtesy of Lee’s tees. 

Alright so back to day 3. Chip woke about an hour later and we got the day started with coffee, Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation and a many dance breaks. I fluffed my hair, put on a pair of shorts (that are now a tad snug…oops) and t-shirt and said “IM READY” Alright day 1 was drag bingo. Day 2 was 48 oz of margarita and roller skating. How could we possibly top all of that awesomeness??? ZIPLINE ADVENTURES thats how!!!! WE could have walked to the place because it was just that close to their house but we were being lazy asses and drove the 1 minute and 30 seconds to get there. HAHAHA!!! The weather wasn’t looking too bleak. It was cloudy and at times there was drizzle but thats about it. We met our zip guides and the rest of the people in our group. A mother and daughter duo and then a father and son duo completed our group of 6. We had to introduce ourselves and tell something interesting. Now you all know that I can be slightly judgmental and 97% of the time my instincts are SPOT ON. Well the mom in the group look sour as hell. She didn’t smile and she was so GOSH DAMN MONOTONE!!! I already knew she was going to get on my nerves just by opening her mouth and hot damn she did NOT disappoint. The father and son were cool. Me and Chip were the crazy ones. We were the two cracking up at everything and making dirty jokes because damn it thats just how we roll.

So we get briefed and then we all pile into the van that takes us to a boat that takes us to zip island or at least I think thats what it was called. We get to zip island and they walk us through getting geared up.  They told us that it was like 15 pounds of gear that we were trekking in. Thats cool with me. They supplied us with all the water in the world and we were SET!

There were like 5 lines that we zipped down and they were all AMAZING!!! The views of Lake Travis were out of this world!!! I laughed NONSTOP!!! Chips shrieking during take offs had me in tears. He CAME IN LIKE A WRREEEEEEKING BAAAAALLLLLLLL! We were out there for like 3 hours. I wish I could post the video footage but I didn’t pay for the upgraded WordPress package. HAHA!!! So you guys just get pics of my goofy faces and some of the views.

Oh and it was hard as hell getting that little orange hat over my hair!!! Anyway we zipped and zipped and hiked and zipped. I Couldn’t have asked for a better ending to my Austin adventure. After that adventure I changed and then headed out to my parents house in Arlington. Thats like a 3 hour drive BUT I had to get one last snow cone before hitting the road. I made it to Sweet Carolines and IT WAS CLOSED!!! **clutch the pearls** CLOSED Y’ALL!! So then of course I went on google to find another place that could possibly be just as good. I drove around for 30 minutes and found NOTHING!!! So I stopped and grabbed a fast breakfast and then hit 35 North!!! I was making excellent time until I hit Waco. Then I pulled over and googled “Shaved ice” Found a place and tacked  an extra 20 minutes on because it was a little out of the way BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! I got back on 35 with my GIANT cup of artificially flavored ice and was then stuck in STAND STILL TRAFFIC for over an hour!!!! Well shit on a stick!!!! N.E.R.D “lemon” and Outkast on Pandora radio kept me going. I sang and rapped NON STOP!!! Finally when traffic started moving I put the pedal to the medal and cruised all the way to Arlington. I then proceeded to sort of unpack, shower, chit chat for 5 minutes and then crash before 8p. Body SHUT THE HELL DOWN!!! BWHAHAHAHA!!!

Day three was a day of release. There is nothing like flying 30 miles an hour down a wire over a beautiful lake. Its like letting go of all of the bullshit that surrounds you daily and just letting God hold you suspended in mid air. Its freaking FREEING!!!!  You can’t help but to smile!!! Day 3 was a reminder to just let go sometimes. Be free. Let the wind and sunshine smack you in the face and ENJOY IT!!! Let Mother Earth recharge you!!! And that is EXACTLY what day 3 did for me.

Day 2

Whats up good people of the blogging world?!?!??!?!?!? Day two of awesome sauce vacation started with me waking at 330a. Why in the actual hell would someone wake up at 330a??? Well… I had to pee. I had to get up and turn on the light so I could see the toilet. Once that happened it was game over. Ugggh I mean who wakes up that early on vacation??? Apparently me. Whatever. Around 845 I got a move on. Chip made us coffee before he went to work so now all I needed to do was find some grub!!!! Y’all know me and food go hand n’ hand.3n+pBcAFTvCeZdFfPehc8Q

So I headed to a spot called Snooze. Some people in my black travel group recommended it. They did NOT steer me wrong.

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Massive hash brown mountain from God

I ordered some kind of massive hash brown dish. You pick your three toppings. I chose bacon cheese and avocado and then they top it with an egg. Y’all… I mean the only  way to describe how awesome it was; is to tell you that God himself hopped in the kitchen and prepared it for me and sprinkled it with a dash of awesome and a pinch of “slap somebody” It was THAT GOOD!!!! Will I go back?? HECK YES!!!! I also had a fresh glass of orange juice and a michelada. MAGIC!!!!!! After breakfast I HAD to go visit my friend Courtney. We met while working at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Our smart ass mouths and dry humor are what made us two peas in a pod. We have been tight since ’06. I walked in and was immediately engulfed in a hug and three little faces popped up from around the corner and said “Want to play trains with us??” HECK YEH!!! LETS GO!!! Her boys ran me upstairs and we parked it and played trains and watched mine craft. Ok so I have heard all about this game but I don’t understand it.  They were trying to explain it to me but I was so lost. I was also kind of sleepy and would doze off with my eyes still open a few times. Courtney was finishing up a conference call. I talked and laughed with her amazing boys until she finished. Talking and hanging with Courtney always makes me happy. ALWAYS!! And I always hate when I have to leave!! We talk about EVERYTHING and laugh about a bunch of stuff that we should not be laughing at but leave it to us to find the humor in it.  After leaving Courtney’s I knew I needed to make an important stop… to Sweet Carolines for another snow cone. Mind you its pouring down rain but WHO CARES?!?!?!

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Giant cup of happiness

After getting back to the house I chilled for a bit until Chip made it back home from work. He cranked up the music and we had a mini dance party while drinking wine and laughing hysterically.  “Khrys lets do the chicken and waffle place… They have a 48 ounce margarita.” “You had me at 48 ounce margarita.” “And then we can go rollerskating.” “SOLD!!!!!” Im such an easy date you guys. Ply me with food and alcohol + rollerskating= happy Khrys!!! So we hit up this place called Wild Chix. The decor was AMAZING and strange all at the same time!!! We ordered the chicken and waffles, the waffle fry nachos and 48 ounces of margarita. We split everything because there was no way we could kill two of each. We parked our butts in the pillow section and did not budge until it was time to go. The food was so good. The chicken was seasoned all the way through. The batter on the chicken was super crispy and good even though it was just a little too salty.  The nacho fries… LIFE!!!! The margarita… Y’all it was happiness in a glass and we drank it all!!!

Were we drunk?? A lil bit. Were we full?? Yup. Did we giggle?? NON STOP.

Ok lets fast forward a little bit. We hit the rollerskating rink!! It was adult night and it was MAGIC!!! I was transported back to my elementary and jr high days at BIG WHEEL. Big Wheel was the roller rink in Arlington that ER’BODY hung out at on the weekends. It was like being in a gosh damn time warp!! The same clunky ass brown skates with the heavy ass orange wheels and janky laces. The same waxed wood floor. The same stale ass concession stand. OOOOHHHH MAH GAAAAAAAH!!!!

I have never laughed so hard in my life!!! Between Chip’s squealing and people watching… I was on the verge of peeing my pants a few times. There was a lady with a glitter helmet doing handstand walk overs in the middle of the rink… on skates. There was a guy with spandex shorts and wind shorts over them. He had on every pad you could think of and skated with his feet turned out the entire time. There was the guy that stood in the corner and worked on his Napoleon Dynamite dance moves to a  Ludcris song. Then there was the couple that skated holding hands the entire night in matching t-shirts. It was comedy all night and I couldn’t have asked for a more epic night of fun. It’s so easy to get lost in adulting. It’s so easy to get sucked in and sometimes its hard to get out of it. I’m learning to never lose that fun piece of childhood that lives within. Its  a part of who you are. It takes reliving some of those fun childhood games and activities to realize that sometimes adulting is not all its cracked up to be. Sometimes you just have to let loose and be free.