Friday, April 22, 2016

H-Town Bound

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.

5. Tomball
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.


  1. You have me craving tacos!! Happy Friday! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  2. My husband and I want to plan a tour of Texas and hit up Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio! Have fun!

  3. Hope your trip was hugely fun! Can't wait to read about it.