This morning I am Houston bound. It's been 7 months since I was last there. The girls that I coached last year in softball have their last game tonight & when I left I promised that if I could I would go to one of their games. What started as a night in Houston to attend the softball game has turned into a full blown, non stop weekend in Houston. But I won't get ahead of myself. I'll give you the whole recap on the weekend on Monday once I've returned and actually lived the weekend. Instead, here are 5 things that I miss about Houston for this week's Friday Favorites.
1. Burrough's Park
This is probably the top thing I miss about where I used to live. That place was my little get away. I could go for a walk/run or just sit there & write/relax. As a general rule I would go there at least once a week just to get away from it all. I'm not saying they don't exist...but I haven't found a place like that here.
2. Whiskey River Tacos
Those barbacoa tacos. $3/piece for the best taco I've ever had in my life. I lived for those tacos at the end of the night.
3. Concerts at Big Texas
It's no secret I love concerts. The best thing about Big Texas was that it had awesome concerts for cheap & was small enough of a venue that I would just go by myself to concerts. I haven't found one of those places here either. Again, I know they probably exist. But all that ever comes to mind is Billy Bob's. And while they have great concerts & for usually pretty reasonable prices, it's SUCH a big place that I wouldn't want to go alone because I would look & feel alone.
4. Two Stepping
Something no one really does up here apparently. I know of one place, Billy Bob's. And unlike Big Texas or Whiskey River in Houston, they ALWAYS have concerts so instead of paying like $5 (or sometimes nothing) to get in & have fun & dance, you have to pay $15+ any time you go because there's always a live show going on & dancing doesn't happen until the concert is over.
If I could find a town like Tomball up here I'd be in heaven. I miss living there so much. It was the perfect little town. It was small & had an old part to it that still had that small town charm with festivals, a farmers market, & antique shops, while still having a Walmart, Target, etc. For real, if someone knows of a town like this near Fort Worth please tell me now.
**Feeling like I had my shit together**
I will start off by saying that I like the Fort Worth area 100x more than I like the Houston area. It definitely feels more like me. However, I feel like I am in a constant limbo. I think a big part of that has to do with a)I have had no real free time this year because of coaching b)I actually live in the city instead of a suburb & c)I don't have my own place. When I lived in Houston I had food prep down to a science, I got all of my errands/chores done on the regular, & would actually work out. Here, I hate really being in my kitchen/common areas because I live with people I'm not friends with. I don't consistently do things such has get an oil change because I am never really home due to practices/games. I never just go for a run/walk because there is nowhere super close to me that allows for that due to how commercial the area is.
In about 6 weeks I'll be back in the middle of nowhere where life will make sense again & then come August the plan is to move in with Mr. Midwest where I feel more at home than in my own place & will be in a suburb for a few months until we potentially move into a house outside of town with land. This girl has had enough of the city that's for sure.