Texas: Baby’s Third Trip

After six flights with a newborn baby, we now know the secret to sitting by yourself on a Southwest flight. It’s actually comical watching people’s faces scan each row looking for the least inconvenient seat. Their eyes lock with yours and before you can smile, a look of disgust comes over them as they notice your baby. Jackpot!

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(New strategy: Putting baby to sleep in the Ergo by walking around in the airport before boarding)

After flying to Texas with a row to ourselves, we were ready to take Houston and Austin by storm a family of three. With our trusty travel car seat in hand, we took an Uber from the Houston airport to Cypress to stay with dear friends on a lake. We water skiied, ate good tacos, and just hung out. All easy to do with a baby.

We then took Megabus from Houston to Austin since our baby still hates car seats. Two and half hours later, we were in Austin ready to explore. We stayed in a two bedroom Airbnb just over the river from downtown Austin and just a few blocks walk from South Congress.

The weather was pleasant so we were able to take our baby in the Ergo on long walks. Here are a few of our favorite spots:

  • South Congress Trailer Park and Eatery:
    • It’s an indoor and outdoor area with several top food trucks like the famous Torphy’s Tacos.
  • Flagship Whole Foods Market:
    • If you need an area to walk with AC, head to the first Whole Foods store. It’s massive with several restaurants inside.
  • Texas State Capital:
    • There are several gardens around the property with miniature statues of famous landmarks around the US like the Statue of Liberty.
  • Rainey Street Bars:
    • A cluster of old homes now converted into good bars and restaurants. Find a babysitter on UrbanSitter.com or take baby with you!

Texas completes our baby’s third trip and longest flight. What adventure is next? Any recommendations?

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(Amazing shrimp tacos at Torhpy’s in the South Congress Trailer Park and Eatery)

 

 

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