Days 3-6

I haven’t written about our journey in a while, but we’ve mostly been in Austin, Texas.

On day 3, we were just driving. ALL. DAY. LONG. We slept at Cracker Barrel again.

On day 4, we drove again. The drive was pretty boring, so I don’t need to tell you about it. We slept at a rest area after we crossed into Texas. On day 5, we reached Austin. We spent the morning doing service at a neat community that is helping homeless people get off of the street. It is a whole neighborhood of tiny homes. Some of them are RV’s, some are wooden tiny houses, most of them are not much bigger than our van! I had a good time, planting flowers and painting rocks to bring smiles to peoples’ faces. It was fun to do something nice for people who have gone through hard things, such as losing their homes. You can read more about this neat community at https://mlf.org/community-first/

A pretty rock to make people smile!
Some of the flowers we planted!

After that, we had lunch at a place called Torchy’s, and true to it’s name, all the food is spicy (other than the chips). It didn’t help when I saw the size of the burrito that I had to eat (me after seeing my burrito 🙀). We walked along a river that runs through downtown Austin.

Downtown Austin

For dinner, we met up with one of my dad’s friends at a place called Home Slice Pizza. My siblings and I played with his kids, who are my siblings’ ages, but I still had fun. After that, we rented a hotel, and while my dad put my siblings to bed, I went with my mom to visit a friend of mine who just moved to Austin from Madrid. It was really fun. We talked about our lives, and we played some games. I had a restless night, including waking up on the floor in the middle of the night (I always do, except for in the camper van, because there’s no way for me to fall out on accident). (😴 and then 😱 on the floor)

Some new best friends!

On day 6, we went to church with my dad’s friends and, after some sad goodbyes, started driving to El Paso, our next place to check out. I don’t think I’ll like it as much as Austin, though that’s probably only because there’s nobody we know there. The rest of day six was all driving, very boring, no need to go into detail on it.

Anyway, that’s all for now, thanks for following us on this great camper van adventure.

P.S. I hope you liked the One Day in the Life of a Dog Traveller in a Camper Van story.🐶

2 thoughts on “Days 3-6

  1. What a fun leg of your trip! Making new friends & serving your fellow man were great ways to break up the manotnamy of the drive. Nice you could have a break from the van & slept in a hotel but sounds like the van is a better place for you to get a good night’s rest! 😂

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