Roadtrips

Yeeeehaw! Hola, Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas!! or so they say (wink, wink). So let me rewind the story just a tad bit… Our family moved from Tampa, Florida to Yuma, Arizona in a matter of a couple of weeks, yes! So, I’m sharing with you the road trip adventure, but also the places we stopped to eat at. Now that I have your attention, we made it to Texas (yeeehaaaawww). We spent two days in Texas; our first night was in Houston. Let me start by saying I loved Houston. So much to do, so much to see. I can see why everyone loves it there. I was excited to try their Tex- Mex, considering how I’m used to Mexican food from back home (yes, it’s not the same, but delicious in their ways). Although I wanted tacos that night, we ended up eating Sushi. My oldest loves sushi, and we wanted something different, so why not right? We decided to go to Eurasia Fusion Restaurant

.www.eurasiasushi.com/

Their happy hour was excellent, everything was half off, but most of all, it was also delicious. After eating dinner, we decided to drive to Wal Mart (aka Wally World). O-M-G this wasn’t like your regular store from back home. It was no shit like a theme park. It was huge guys, huge!! So before I continue, one thing that caught my eye, was the fact that 99% of the women were dolled up just to go shopping. I’m talking about high heels, brows on fleek, full face make up on, all dressed up. I’m not going to lie, I was jealous. I mean, I was seven months pregnant, in my shorts, old raggedy shirt, and vans. Yeah, momma was not home anymore. I mean, props to you girls because I can barely do my make up every other day haha. Bak to the shopping, I felt like I was in heaven. After living in Florida for three years, I never really found the Mexican products I enjoy eating. So it was no shocker to see everything there. I probably spent like $100 on Mexican cereal, cookies, drinks, and omg, the chips! I was like a child in every damn aisle. I felt like I was ‘home’ (sigh). After checking out, we decided to head back to the hotel and take the boys to the pool. After all, it was boiling outside. That night, we decided to end our day in Houston at a taco place (FINALLY). So this taco place was just around the corner from the hotel we were staying in, and man oh man. They had a salsa bar guys!!! and it was beautiful 🙂 
We decided to eat at La Tita Gorda Taqueria. I could not find a website for them. However, I’ve attached the link from Yelp! If you’re ever in the area, you will not be disappointed.
www.yelp.com/biz/la-tita-gorda-taqueria-houston

Even though we didn’t have a chance to do other things, for instance, amusement parks or aquariums since we were limited on time. We had a great experience driving around and tasting different food. I felt like I was on an episode of Man Vs. Food for a second. Houston, I have nothing bad to say about you, you were terrific and overall fun! 

San Antonio, I heart you! 

Another day, another drive! It was not a bad drive, I mean 3 hours went by so fast. We left early to take advantage of the day, after all, we wanted to visit our long-time friends we met in Arizona. Once we arrived, we met with our friends and cooked in their home. So, let me say this, I had never been to an H-E-B. Holy mother of pearl, if you’ve never been to that grocery store you are definitely missing out. It was beautiful guys, just beautiful. So nicely organized! I literally wanted to take the produce section home, oh and the bakery section too. The store was clean, and the employees were super friendly. The guy’s decided to BBQ, while my girlfriend and I resumed up on gossip (you know you’re guilty of it too). We had a great time at their house, after all, sometimes all you need is a good time at home with great friends. The day was coming to an end, therefore, we decided to head back to the hotel to get ready for next day’s adventure. We stayed in San Antonio for two days and figured we could do The Alamo the next day with the friends. The following day, we had breakfast at a cafe place, and crepes were terrific. I do apologize about this, but because I was having so much fun spending time with my girlfriend, I didn’t pay attention to the restaurant, sorry guys! Anywho, we decided to drive out to the Alamo and the Riverwalk. It was very hot and humid, but that didn’t stop us from having fun. We had a lot of fun, although it was packed, and did I mention hot? That evening, we decided to eat at a Seafood restaurant. I’m a seafood lover, but not really a Red Lobster type of person. More of ceviche, aguachiles, fresh clams and oysters. Our friends recommended Las Islas Marias Hillcrest. www.lasislasmarias.net/
 Guys, if you’re looking for a different menu when it comes to Seafood, look no further. After filling our stomachs with delicious food, we decided to head back to the hotel, pack, and rest for our next day’s drive to Arizona. The closer we got to our destination, the more anxious I was feeling. We ended our last stop for breakfast at Tacos Chinampa. www.chinamparestaurant.com/

Roadtrips

Lousiana, Fast!

Adios Florida, and hello Lousiana! After leaving Florida, it kept pouring on us the whole way, As if the state itself was sad to see us go. I’m not even joking, the rain….would….not….stop! It was incredibly annoying because all my kids wanted to do was to swim. However, that was not possible (thanks mother nature)!! So you can imagine how awesome it was spending time as a family cooped up in a room… together…with our two dogs. Anyways, before making the drive from Panama City to New Orleans, we decided to stop in Alabama to grab some food. Alabama is known for their BBQ, so of course, we had to catch some of that deliciousness. We stayed at Meat Boss (which was terrific by the way). 

meatboss.com/
Their BBQ is just fantastic, and to be honest with you; I would recommend them if you’re ever in their area. Click in the link to view locations. 

I apologize for my squirrel moments, ok, so where was I? New Orleans, yes. Once again, we stayed at La Quinta Inn, and they were just amazing. The fact that we were able to stay in dog-friendly hotels was just amazing in general. Even though it was pouring, that didn’t stop us from venturing the area. Now, if you know me, or if you’ve seen my Instagram (mkanahy), you’ll see how much of a foodie I am. I love to cook, but I don’t mind being treated either. While traveling, my best friend app has been Yelp. Yelp is a website where you’re able to look up restaurants and view reviews. Anyways, so I looked up a restaurant that was not only located near Bourbon St., but Louisiana is known for their fantastic crawfish, so needless to say, I chose a seafood place. We ended up going to Oceana Grill. If you click on the link below, you can view the menu of all the delicious food they have to offer. 

www.oceanagrill.com/

The food was just fantastic!! I love seafood in general and ended up ordering their Oyster Rockefeller and the Taste of New Orleans which had a mixture of seafood and sausage.

After dinner, we decided to walk around the famous Bourbon Street! Let me say; this would make a great girls trip! I mean, have you seen the movie? Yup, it gets crazy, however, definitely not kid appropriate lol. It’s kind of like a mini Vegas, with the flashing lights, bars in every direction, insane semi-nude people everywhere. The difference is, there is no gambling around, but undoubtedly plenty of bars and strip clubs for men and women (yikes). Luckily, it was early when we were there, but the craziness was just getting started. On a Thursday lol. There is so much to do, so much to see, so much to eat, and so much to drink (literally). If you’re ever in the area, take some time off that busy schedule and head on to Bourbon Street for some crazy shenanigans! Although I would have loved to stay there an extra day, we were anxious to head on to our next adventure the following day to Texas.