The San Antonio Missions: A History of Texas in Pictures

The video we watched as part of our tour of the San Antonio Missions, last week, was titled Gente de Razon.  It basically told the story of Spanish conquista and how this period in Texas history has forever changed the culture and identity of South Texas.  For me, lo más hermoso was […]

Certainly Something To Be Said About Southern Hospitality!

No es por nada, but como que los del South sí sabemos ser buenos hosts.  A couple of weeks ago, before embarking on this Texas Road Trip that we’re currently on, I’d taken another road trip.  That one had been much longer and had taken me across states like Virginia, […]

Road Trip Music: Lila Downs ‘Pecados y Milagros’

You know how some people sing in the shower?  Pues, I do it in the car.  There’s something about driving down the open road that just makes me want to belt out notes like I can actually hit them.  The blasting speakers always make it seem like I can. Right […]

This August – We’re Taking Juan of Words on the Road!

¡Orale!  We’ve decided to take Juan of Words on the road this summer for our family vacation.  Well, only across the state of Texas this time around.  I think we’re all still exhausted from our last family road trip across the country (all the way to New York City, last […]

On The Road Again: Mini Road Trip This Time Around

We’re hitting the road again!  This time for a mini road trip – very mini if you consider our last road trip from Texas to New York City and back.  Or the dozens of trips by car we used to make every summer as kids in my family, again from […]

Road Trip Rules From Los Metiches & Happy Travels

Before we left, Anjelica was in a whirlwind making lists and checking them twice, stocking up our house with bottles of water and other assorted drinks, dusting off our luggage from months of not having been used, and doing all sorts of other things that I didn’t really understand.  I, […]

Tejanos En La Gran Manzana (Yeah… The Big Apple)

In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, or Sarah Jessica Parker as her character in the megahit series Sex in the City – this is coming completely from my subconscious, unbeknownst to me – “New York is fabulous!”  Never thought I’d utter those words… and actually mean them.  I bet my […]

Crashing Into Glass Walls And The New Baby

After our two weeks of traveling the country I knew there would be a few stories to tell, what I didn’t honestly expect was for one of them to be this one.  So one day before we were preparing to hit the road back to Texas, kind of disappointed that […]