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Chihak cousins take on Austin

Chihak cousins, Alex and Ann enjoying a beer at The Ginger Man.

Chihak cousins Alex and Ann enjoying a beer at The Ginger Man.

I spent 5-6 days in Dallas for an international trademark conference.

I allowed myself to enjoy food and drink. And boy, did I. The day I arrived and Day 2 I hit the gym at the end of the day.

And then the gym time went down hill after that. Late nights, early mornings and long days … There were days I had a few hours for a break in between meetings, sessions and dinners and I chose a nap over the gym.

I left Dallas on Thursday and headed to Austin to meet up with my cousin Alex, who used to live here. He and I have been excited about this trip for months.

So far the eating and drinking is going great–as in, I am eating a lot of delicious food and drinking a lot of beer. I even tried moonshine yesterday. Check goes on the bucket list.

I did hit the gym this morning and plan to tomorrow before I take off as well.

And Monday I will get back to my healthy lifestyle routine.

But the reason for this post is that even though Alex and I were only in Austin together for a short period of time it was a great bonding experience. In the past many years Alex and I have gotten close and have each other’s back. I am so happy to have our cousin/friend relationship grow over the years.

There is something cheesy on Facebook I have seen about how your cousins are your first friends. And, wow, that is so true. Here’s the quote: Cousins are your very first friends … They are like childhood friends. Nobody will understand the craziness of your family better than your cousins.

Thanks, cousin, for joining me. Let’s meet here again soon.


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