Mar 23, 2017

Super Bowl LI

Hey boos! If you follow my IG page you know I've been on the go this year. February was a busy month full of traveling.I started out the month in Houston, Texas during Super Bowl weekend. Y'all it was a football fan's wildest dreams!

I went with my friend Tamika and her family. We purchased tickets for the Fan Experience ahead of time. They were also selling tickets at the event. We got to take a bunch of pictures with all different types of objects that represented our favorite team. Because I'm a Dallas Cowboys fan and we were in Texas the lines to take pics with the Cowboys items were long. So I didn't take a picture with every item, but I did get some good ones. 

I've been to Houston before, you can read about it in this post. But it was cool going downtown and experiencing the unique look of Downtown Houston while they had all the Super Bowl festivities going on. 

The Fan Experience was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. There was a lot to see. The history of the Super Bowl, The Lombardi trophy, Super Bowl rings. There were many players from a lot of different teams there singing autographs and meeting fans. Like I said before, it was a football fan's wildest dreams. 

Tamika's mom is a Redskins fan so we got to meet Jordan Reed and get him to sign some stuff for us. I gave my signed booked to my Gramps, he loves the Skins and Jordan Reed. He was really happy about that. Because there was so much to do we didn't get to do every little thing, but I feel like we did just enough. 

The day before the Fan Experience(I know this is backwards lol) we went to Pappadeaux restaurant. Listennnnn, I have been waiting to go to this restaurant for about a year. My mom went to Dallas last summer and she told me how good it was. She was not lying! Its probably one of my favorite "out of town" restaurants. Soooo good. I had spring rolls for an appetizer, shrimp and grits for my entree and a Swampthing drink. I truly recommend going to Pappadeaux if you have the chance.

That's all folks. Short and sweet. I hope you enjoyed this post about my trip to Houston for Super Bowl weekend. Talk to you soon!

Peace & Love,



Mar 2, 2017

Hello Brooklyn..

Hey, loves! I went to Brooklyn back in the spring of 2016 for a two part trip. Brooklyn for a couple of days and then to Massachusetts for a graduation. But the whole Brooklyn part had to be kept secret because the person I went with was coming to the graduation as a surprise. It was really hard not posting on Snap and Twitter how much I was enjoying New York but I had to be lowkey

Now that the surprise is long over I can post about my 2 days in Brooklyn. I had the best tour guide. Granted Sek isn't from NY but he lived there briefly when he interned a few summers back. So he pretty much knew how to get everywhere by train.

I love visiting New York for a few days. It is nice to take in the big city and then go back home to where things move a little slower. Brooklyn always seems to be a place I go when I'm there. We stayed in Brooklyn and explored all over the city. We had lunch in Harlem, we went to a museum in Brooklyn, visited BET offices in Manhattan, and that was just the first full day.

Sek is really good at planning stuff to do while we're out of town. We visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum first. It was so surreal. Standing in the same place where the Twin Towers used to be. We reflected on where we were when 9/11 hit.

We took the subway(I almost said Metro lol) to Harlem. We had two agendas; find food and visit a museum. The museum ended up being closed for the day, bummer. But we had some great food at Sylvia's on Lenox Ave.I had chicken and waffles with a side of collard greens. SO GOOD! I would go back to NY just to hit up Sylvia's. So if you're ever in Harlem (or NY) stop by, seriously, you won't regret it. 

We got back on the subway and made our way to Times Square. Such a busy yet beautiful place. Its one of the reasons I know I could never live in New York (especially not Manhattan) but also one of the reasons I keep on visiting. 

Then we stopped by the BET offices so Sek could visit some friends. It was really nice there. I've never been in a skyscraper in Manhattan so it was cool to check that off my unwritten bucket list. 

The next day we went to the Brooklyn Museum of Art. I never thought I would be a person to enjoy a museum of art, but I had a wonderful time. We went through the whole museum in about 2 hours. I have so many pictures of all the things that I found interesting. The museum has 5 floors and you start at the top and work your way down.  We saw everything from exact replicas of slave owner's homes, the Emancipation Proclamation, ancient statues from the Mayan era, Egyptian mummy tombs, a giant replica of a Nike Air Max, a slave house and everything in between.

After the museum we went to a restaurant called Southern Comfort in Clinton Hill(BK). Where we had buttermilk friend chicken sandwiches with fries and macaroni and cheese. The chicken was so good y'all. Mac and cheese was amazing

That's all I did on my short trip to Brooklyn. It was short, sweet and everything I didn't know I needed. Sorry it took so long to get this one up. Sorting out all those pictures (all aren't included) was hard work! I hope you all enjoyed this post and I'll see you next time.


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