Where to begin… I had plans on experimenting during this trip but that is officially on hold. I came to Houston, Texas with a plan, a list of places to see and things to do. It’s day 2 and I’ve done nothing out of the ordinary.
I have learned of three places that would satisfy my BBQ craving though.
So far, today’s been the best day. Why? My husband spent his free time with me. And like any other time that we spend together including alcohol, I’m always left wondering if people are trying to figure out how long we’ve been married. We behave like friends more than a married couple; weird handshakes, cackles, making faces… The list goes on.
I can’t bring myself to do anything sightseeing related without him. We love to people watch together. We love to take in things together because there is such a sensory overload that is just too much to explain when we do see each other. So far we’ve been to Kona Grill in the Galleria mall, Ara in our hotel, and White Oaks Kitchen + Drinks, 51 Fifteen at Saks Fith Avenue (for drinks) and everywhere, except Kona Grill, is somewhere we’d return to.
I spoke to concierge today and I have 3 places to try for good BBQ: Good & Company, Papasitos and Luling City market (which is the one to try if I don’t get to the others). I’m currently typing this post from the Axis Lounge in our hotel with our excellent bartender Michael serving us drinks and food that are making us happier people by the minute. I’m sipping on a really nice prosecco and eating fried shrimp.
I don’t know what’s in store for tomorrow but I was also told to check out The Bayou, which is in or near the theatre district, downtown Houston, if I don’t want to do any shopping. There’s restaurants and just stuff to see around there.
Any suggestions for places to see/eat at? We’re here until Friday afternoon.
Last weekend we played tourists with some friends. It was one of the couples whose wedding we went to over Spring. He works for Microsoft as well and was here for the week for a conference and she came up for the weekend because she’d never been to Seattle before. We had lunch at Din Tai Fung in Bellevue and then went over to the mall to explore the Tesla, who’s dealership is actually in the mall. After, we all went to Starbucks and headed over to Kirkland to see what Kirkland Uncorked had to offer as well as show them a bit of the area. After that, we hung out at my place for a bit then headed to Seattle for dinner and then called it a night. On Sunday, we met at restaurant called Alibi Room by the Gum Wall near Pike Place then went on the Ride the Ducks tour, which is where most of my pics are from. Our friend’s wife was leaving that night so right after the tour we took her to the airport and that’s where I got the amazing shots of Mt. Rainier from. Enjoy 🙂
Alpaca at Kirkland Uncorked
My husband is an avid “sampler”. He was tasting bread dips here.
Brisket sandwich from Mediterranean Grill – again, my husband’s.
About to Ride the Ducks of Seattle
The hammering man in Seattle
Passed Pike Place Public Market
Random Artwork in the city
Drove onto the lake and saw another duck 🙂
The Space Needle from the lake
Gas Works Park
Pretty pic of the sun on the lake
Passed a barge
I need to write this post before I forget the little details so much that I’m starting it while under the hair dryer at the hairdresser!
Yesterday my good friend Alicia played host with me and took my parents and myself on the ferry across to Bainbridge Island. It was a lovely day! We had burgers/ sandwiches for lunch at Cafe Nola and then decided to check out the shops along the main street to help walk off the food ;).
Checking out the shops meant that all the ladies left with a pair of shoes that we got with some major discounts because they were on sale (I got 2)!! It was fun to explore the shops in this quaint town with some very unique items. Definitely not the average shopping experience you’d get across the water but also very nice. Every store we went to had pleasant staff and in at least two stores we were all having a laugh with the staff.
My sweet tooth got the best of me after shopping so we went to Blackbird Bakery where I got ONE cookie that I kept kicking myself over for not buying more. You know when you don’t buy a lot of something you’ve never tasted before and don’t want to buy more in case it tastes bad? It was the best triple chocolate cookie that I had EVER tasted. Ever!! White chocolate, milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate. I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t get more but it’s enough to get me to go back.
I left home in a rush and had picked up my shades but then left them on the bed. I get headaches if I squint too much so I decided to pick up a cheap fun pair while there. And this is what my mum and I left with…
Sexy huh? 😀
Here is a view from the ferry just after we left Seattle.
I’ll try to add more posts soon but I hope you liked this one! And if you are in Seattle check out Bainbridge island! It’s only $7 per passenger and you won’t need a car over there but we took a car over and it was $39.40 for the car and 4 passengers. There are plenty activities but we just wanted to check out the town and have lunch.
Until next time!