Everything’s bigger in Texas! (Part One)
We had such a great vacation visiting the family and hanging out in the Lone Star State. Based on the abundance of pictures, I have divided my update on our visit into four different posts.
Our first day in Houston (Valentine’s Day), we sat on mom and dad’s roof and soaked in the sun. The weather could not have been more beautiful. Blue skies, sunshine, a nice breeze, and 75 degrees. They have an amazing hot tub/pool on the roof, which we put to great use! Paradise found, after this bone chilling winter we have been experiencing. After our day in the sun (and dealing with the sunburn aftermath…our poor lily white Calgary skin), we went out for a nice Valentine’s dinner at PF Changs with mom and dad, it was delicious. They really love Valentine’s Day in the states, it’s a big deal.
After our dinner we headed downtown to pick up my bestest gal pal Brittany (Brinney). She took the bus down from Dallas to come visit, and we think its been around 4 years since the last time we saw each other. The night consisted of us remembering our adventures since second grade. The hilarious songs we made, the extravagant forts we built, the grand plans for plays that involved all the neighborhood children (spoiler, no one came to our auditions), the dance memories, and so many more. We came to the conclusion that we were extremely creative children, which is why we are both in the job fields we are today. It was amazingly awesome to catch up with this girl, and I love her dearly.
On the Saturday, Luke Meg and Nic arrived at the house in the morning, along with my other great friend Kevin. Kevin lives in Texas now, but we lived in the same compound in Abu Dhabi, and our families are great friends. Sweetest guy I know. It was so great catching up with him.
In the afternoon we all headed out on a tour of the Houston Port. We cruised around the port on a boat, and it was neat to see all the huge ships. We finished out the day with a trip to El Jarritos (“El Jays”), our fave mexican restaurant for some delicious food. Just like old times. When we came outside the restaurant, these Texas-sized boots were on display. Obviously, they needed to be tried on, so I climbed my way inside them. I nearly tipped them over from laughing so hard, it was really funny. Truly, everything is bigger in Texas. Including the slushie from Sonic that was bigger than my head…..