Home, Sweet Home ~ Katelyn

After our work in Trinidad, we were ready and excited to visit everyone. We got a taxi to the airport at one in the morning. We were tired but full of adrenaline (at least I was). We had no trouble in any airports, except for Houston. We brought an apple on the plane and apparently that was illegal.

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The kids asleep in the car after the all-night flight home

We rented a car and drove to Corpus Christi, Texas. We got there around 12:00 pm and met up with our old neighbors, Cat and Burton. We played in a pool for almost four hours, and when we came back, we rode in the bed of the truck. We spent the night at my grandma’s house. For a week we were visiting friends and family in Corpus. We took my friends to a roller skating rink that we used to go to when I lived there.

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Katelyn roller skating with her friends in Corpus

After our week was up, we headed to College Station, close to Austin. We stayed with my friend, Izzy. When we got there, we decided to get our ears pierced. We went to the mall and got them pierced together. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life (and I’ve been through an earthquake). We stayed up most of the night watching movies and playing games.

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Katelyn and her friend, Izzy, after piercing their ears

The next day, we left for Austin. My dad spent the night with his friend, Jason, while we went to my other grandma’s house. We stayed there playing with the dogs, cats, chickens, donkey, horse, and sheep. At about 10 at night, my allergy medicine stopped working. We had to leave because I am allergic to cats and dogs. We left and went to my mom’s friend, Lisa’s, house. We spent the night there.

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Our friends in Dallas

The next day, we left for Dallas. We stayed at our friends’ house and saw the dog we named our boat after, Rondy. He went crazy after he realized who we were. We stayed there for two nights then took a plane to Omaha. We got picked up by my other grandma and grandpa, and we stayed at their house for a week. While we were there, we did lots of fun stuff. We went to the zoo, movies, Locked Room, and Sushi restaurants. At the zoo, I fed giraffes and felt their tongue! At the locked room, we were two seconds late, but we still figured it out by ourselves. After our week was up, we took a plane back to Dallas.

After spending one night with our friends in Dallas, we went to Austin to stay with my uncle and cousins for a week.  While we were there, I went to my first concert, Imagine Dragons.  It was so much fun.  My aunt and cousins from Chicago also came to visit, and we all went to visit my grandpa and grandma.

After Austin, we stopped by our friends in College Station one more time and then spent another 4 or 5 days in Corpus.  We said goodbye to all of our family and friends, stocked up on all the things we can’t find in the Caribbean, and headed back to Trinidad.

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