We were back in Houston right after Austin. Let me tell you, the ride to Houston felt like riding home. We were tired at that point, having spent over 36 days on the road. As I mentioned earlier, there's only so much you can spend traveling and seeing new things before your brain shuts off from those pleasures.
Do not get me wrong, it was a great experience seeing all these things. I wish it was done in successive small parts with a week or two of pause. I made one or two longer trips after that, and I found that the sweet spot for a vacation is between a week and 10 days.
I am too caught up and excited to see many things that I burn out quickly. I remember Talu wanted to chill for a day in San Francisco, but I couldn't let us do it because we paid so much to be there and see things. I try to be different now when I travel and to minimize the things to sightsee. It is all about small steps now to make it as enjoyable as possible.
To sum up, yes, it was tiring, but the afterthought of the trip is that it was pretty awesome. Almost every week, I remember something from that trip. It keeps me wanting to go back again and explore the vastness and wilderness of America (or any other place, for that matter).
As the trip finished, we gathered at the bar in Houston, where I took all these photos. We also went graffiti viewing and caught a car crash on camera. It was an excellent way to wrap up the trip. I stayed for a week in Houston after the trip and did various things, but that's a story for another post. I shared how we did the home renovation, and I might share more in the future.
I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos, reading the stories, and following along with this series of posts as much as I did, sharing and writing all this. Thanks for following along, and see you in another post or set of stories ✌️