Houston, The Chorizo… and Sweet Bread Have Landed!!

Well-traveled Chorizo for lonche

Had we never taken those trips in the summer to Mexico, had we not traveled to Houston from the Rio Grande Valley with everything including our rooster, had we not been the family with the pig and chickens in the back yard, I might have been a little surprised or embarrassed to make our road trip, this year, all the way from Texas to DC carrying a box full of sweet bread and a cooler stuffed full of chorizo.  But we were, and traveling with all sorts of miscellaneous items is sort of a rite of passage in our family, and so chorizo and sweet bread seemed perfectly normal as traveling companions.

And well the story is they don’t sale this particular brand of chorizo round these parts and when I asked my mother to send whatever she wanted with me to give to my sister in the DC area, she showed up at my house, before we left Texas, with one iced down cooler full of chorizo and a jumbo-sized box full of sweet bread, conchas mainly.  I sort of giggled at first at the amount of chorizo she was sending, but then immediately began wondering where we were going to fit all of this extra food.

We had to unload and repack our entire luggage to make room for these two items.

The car we rented is a full size sedan and even at that we had already packed every single crevice in the vehicle with as much stuff as we could fit.  In order to fit the cooler, we stuffed it between the passenger’s front seat and back seat on the floor, which then meant my two nephews and Edgar had to take turns sitting with their legs on top of the cooler during the entire cross country road trip, and Anjelica had to sit pretty far up with her seat reclining almost nothing at all.  My youngest nephew and Edgar got the short end of the stick here literally because their legs were shorter than the rest of us and they were the ones mostly sharing this uncomfortable position.  The sweet bread we just stuffed on top of the dashboard between the back seat and the rear window.  It was a little less obtrusive.

Off we went, y en cada parada, anytime we got off the vehicle to stay at a hotel we’d carry our iced-down-chorizo-cooler inside with us.  At the hotel in downtown New Orleans, which was the fanciest by far, we did kind of hesitate a little bit about bringing the cooler inside because there were so many people and we were right in front of the entrance of the hotel where everyone could see us lugging it around… still we persisted despite the adversities and honorably carried our special chorizo delivery inside where it could be cooler than outside.  By this point we had already made a special stop in Louisiana to pick up dry ice for the chorizo. We weren’t about to give up now.

So in Nashville and everywhere else we stopped the chorizo was top priority, and I’m happy to report it made it all the way here safely and still-edible with us.  We’ve been eating a little for breakfast everyday.  Totally worth the effort!

5 thoughts on “Houston, The Chorizo… and Sweet Bread Have Landed!!

  1. Me da mucho gusto que llegaron con chorizo y todo, pero por favor ya dejen de comerse el chorizo de tu hermana. Ya me los imagino con la hielera por los pasillos de los hoteles y restaurantes. Ahora ha ver que les hechan en el viaje de regreso.

    1. Rosa, believe me there was enough chorizo in that cooler to go around, jaja! We’ve been eating it religiously.

      Nicki, thanks for the comment. The chorizo was the least I could do for my mom and sis, lol

  2. This reminded me of my husband´s uncle who drove all the way from Los Mochis to Cuernavaca (like a one week road trip) with a cooler full of mariscos for our wedding! He too would stop religiously to add some fresh ice to the cooler y gracias a él pudimos comer un ceviche y callo de hacha con tabasco deliciosos después del bodorrio!
    Enjoy Compadrito! Love your pics!

  3. LOL! Couple years ago in December a vendor for my company was giving out turkeys to their customers and I told my coworker, get as many as you can because I’m driving with the kids down to Mexico soon! The Yukon-XL was absolutely stuffed…

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