I was one of those lucky ones that had a mandatory office closing for half a week for the fourth of July holiday. This spurred my idea to make the long awaited trip to Texas where I was able to experience a few too many southern drawls, decorative cowboy boots, and the famed tex-mex tacos. It was nostalgia at its best. Now I'm heading back to home base in Chicago with a few more freckles on my cheeks and a bit more southern hospitality. In the spirit of Texas, hope y'all had a wonderful holiday.