Best Western – Take Us To Texas!

I don’t normally do this, but I am submitting an application to Best Western to be their Latino Summer Travel Blogger, and well, I thought the best way to do that was to show them what we would do if we were selected to #ViajaConBW.

Dreamer (now 9) was on his first airplane ride at three months, and from then on … whenever we have the opportunity to go somewhere we do. Most of the time, we travel to see Joe’s parents and sisters in the Northeast. The boys love it when it’s the winter.

Winter Shennanigans

Winter Shennanigans

I’m a sun person, I prefer our summer outings.

Rafting down the Delaware River

Rafting down the Delaware River – Fearless was looking fierce.

We also travel on family trips with my family and most recently we spent five weeks in Spain and Portugal in an unforgettable journey … with way too many pictures to share.

Posers in Madrid

Posers in Madrid

 

Some small town in Portugal

Some small town in Portugal

And other times, we do a “racecation.” That is, I sign up for a race and we all go. Once the race is done, we spend some time traveling around. We did that most recently in Arizona where I competed in an Ironman last November.

Family portrait at Ooh Aah in the Grand Canyon after Ironman Arizona

Family portrait at Ooh Aah in the Grand Canyon after Ironman Arizona

This summer we are all heading to another racecation in Lake Placid, New York where I will be competing in another Ironman at the end of July. But the summer is long, and we have plenty of time to add in another adventure.

Given this is a contest for Latino summer blogger, I figured we could use the opportunity to go back to our roots. I am 100% Cuban (though I was born and raised in Brazil and have never set foot on the island). Joe is 100% from South Texas (though he has never actually lived there). So the boys call themselves Cubexicans.

Living in Miami, they get a daily dose of Cuban heritage and culture as we are surrounded by it. However, the only one that has been to Texas is Joe. The boys and I have never been, and we don’t know most of his family who lives in the Rio Grande Valley.

My boys have been begging us to go. They think Texas and they think Cowboys. Their grandparents have given them all the right accessories from cowboy hats and shirts to even a bolo.

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We can’t go to Cuba (at least not yet), so wouldn’t it be nice to introduce our boys to our Texan/Mexican/American culture? If selected, we would head to San Antonio and from there make our way down to Corpus Cristi and beyond. We would be meeting family, learning about their heritage, and having one more adventure to add to our books.

Their great grandfather, also from the Valley.

Their great grandfather, also from the Valley.

I’m obsessive on Twitter (you can just look at my feed), and I’d make sure to document our aventuras along the way.

So, what do you think? Do we have a trip to the Lone Star state in our near future?

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12 thoughts on “Best Western – Take Us To Texas!

  1. Que maravilloso Cristina! I wish you the best. Can’t wait to read the stories of this family road trip you are planning! Buena suerte! Post lots of pictures, routes, ideas, food, place to visit and hotels to stay. Thanks for making your stories inspirational and motivational. Love our Melting Pot.

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