Return Trip

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“LAX” Los Angeles, 2023

Today is my return flight to Austin. I have a bunch of goodies to bring back, including several frozen burritos and chimichangas which I cannot buy in Texas. My bag got pulled aside for a check at TSA, and the agent asked if I was carrying food. I said yes, some frozen burritos. He asked if they were Ramona’s, and I replied yes. He asked if they were beef and potato, to which I also replied yes. Then we got into a nice conversation about which flavors we preferred, and then he said that he will stop by the store on the way home and buy some for dinner. So funny!

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“Goodies” Cedar Park, 2023

Big Breakfast

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“Big Breakfast” Indianapolis, 2023

Today’s travel day started off with a big breakfast with Koa. We snagged a table at Gallery Pastry Bar and enjoyed chicken and French toast, a burger and fries, and “Bougie” eggs benedict. Delicious! What a nice way to end another fun trip to Indianapolis. Hopefully we’ll be back next year!

And as luck would have it, the person waiting our table was a Blue Devils alum!

Championship Night

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“Happy Boy” Indianapolis, 2023

Tonight, Koa’s band won the DCI Championship! The photo above is when he was setting up for the victory encore performance. All the bands were mingling on the field after the awards ceremony, celebrating the end of a long DCI season. Please check out the video at the bottom of this post if you’d like to see what the victory performance was like. BTW, Koa’s marimba-cam was featured a lot in the video. 😀

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“Championship Photo” Indianapolis, 2023

Vacation Treats

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“Fabulous” Indianapolis, 2023

We’re in full vacation mode here! Today’s first meal was complete decadence at Sugar Factory. Mariko got a waffle shake, and we shared a Flaming Hot Cheetos burger. It was pretty tasty, although not spicy at all. Go figure… anyways, I also got a mimosa which hit the spot. What a way to start the day. 😂

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“Flaming Hot” Indianapolis, 2023

Next, we stopped at Georgia Street Grind for some coffee (I had a half a cup since I don’t drink coffee much anymore) and a bit of work. Gencon happened in Indy recently and the coffee shop still had their themed sign up. I had to take a photo because it was cool.

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“Gencon Signage” Indianapolis, 2023

In the evening, we watched Koa’s band compete in the semi-finals at Lucas Oil Stadium. They won! Woohoo! Just one more performance tomorrow in the finals. Let’s hope they can do it again.