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Galentine’s in Orlando : Part I

Treat Yo’ Self- Aziz Ansari

Family is family, so I make a point to check in on Kathleen every so often. She’s my flight attendant training roommate, my roomie, my sister from another mister! We shared a hotel room for eight and a half weeks, the instructors constantly got us confused for one another, and our lives share some strange similarities. After graduation (see my pre-flight to new adventures post here!), Kathleen left Dallas for New York, moved to Miami, then Cancun, and now, she finds herself in this quaint little studio in Orlando. I had visited her in each of those places, and she promised that we would stay away from Disney World, so like that our Galentine’s adventure began!

After arriving in Orlando, we enjoyed a coffee date before snagging some great finds at Good Will, including some quirky books and a blue dress that I planned to wear the following night. I love shopping at Good Will, not only because of the low prices, but also because the organization provides jobs and supports many community-based programs and services. And personally, knowing I can donate there and be part of something good has inspired me on many occasions to clean out my closets!

For dinner, we made our way to the food trucks in the Milk District (By the way, I found a great downtown guide here). I was encouraged to eat dinner at Korean BBQ Taco Box. After all, they were voted Best Food Truck for the 5th year in a row for Orlando Sentinel. After a great inner-debate on what to order, I decided to try the chicken taco plate, which came with a delicious cheese ball and some other unexpected yummies as well. I had no choice but to lick up the last of the salad dressing on my plate, and the sauce on the bulging (Yes, I said bulging) taco was exceptionally flavorful.

The long day ended over a cheesy, romantic comedy in bed. Day one of Galentine’s was a success!

About Tara

Tara received her degree in French and Communications before jetting off to serve Cameroon for 2 years with the Peace Corps. She has forever since been inspired to serve in humanitarian projects around the world. She's a writer, tour guide, business owner, property manager, wifey, dog mom, and traveler. Tara lives in Dallas, Texas, where she's happily married to the tech genius who keeps her website pretty.