In addition to travel, we have lived in new places and met new folks. During the winter of 2013, we lived in my husband’s childhood home city Morelia, the capital city of Michoacán in Mexico. Then, we returned to the Chicago area, but soon realized that in addition to missing our family in Mexico, we had enjoyed our winter without freezing cold air, snow, and ice as well. When we were traveling to Mexico, passing through Texas we found that some folks in Texas were friendly and helpful. Also, we liked the sunny warm weather and that it is in between Chicago and Morelia. So, while catching the end of winter in Chicago, we decided to relocate to Texas. I had my heart set on San Antonio. Why San Antonio? Well, I visited San Antonio back in middle school with my choir class for the America Sings competition at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. I had so much fun there going to the Alamo, SeaWorld, and Fiesta Texas with my lifelong friends during this trip that I always wanted to return to visit.
However, we took a slight detour on the way to San Antonio and spent a year in Houston. We were very fortunate to have friends who helped us start out our Texas living adventure in Houston. While in Houston, we explored the places in and around Houston. We discovered all we could – from the bayous to downtown treasures to NASA to the warm Gulf waters of Galveston beach. Houston was a good experience, but my heart was tugging toward the rolling hills of San Antonio. So here we are! But, we have dreams of visiting Europe, India, and Asia. Who knows where we will be next year?!
Every place has opportunity for learning and exploration! I love traveling so much and never thought I would have been to the places I have. I greatly encourage others to get out and explore! I want to inspire you to take your dreams of travel to the road, air, water and get out there to live your dreams!