Houston, we have a problem
Trip Start May 04, 2011
110Trip End Feb 20, 2014
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Flying into Houston was a good view of the city. Greener than I thought, massive freeways, dotted high-rise buildings around a cluster of sky-scrappers. Amy picked me up from the airport and we had a bit of a drive about before heading to her apartment. Really nice new complex with pools, gym, etc. We went out for drinks and dinner on that first night (Friday). Went to an improv comedy performance, which was...different! nah, it was good. Met up with a few of Amy’s Houston friends – Aussies, Canadians.
On the Saturday, we got lost driving down to the USS Texas – a warship built over a 100 yrs ago and now a floating museum. Very interesting to wander about the ship and just to get out and see more of Houston and my first time in the USA or any part of the Americas. Went to a restaurant and club on Saturday night. The club left me with ringing in my ears for a day and half after – my ears are not used to this loud music thing. Met some more people – all really welcoming and friendly, including Ben who we are going to Vegas with. I ordered a sirloin steak, which was ok (bit rarer than what I prefer), but good to get some decent meat into my system.
Sunday, we headed with Ben to Ihop for an American breakfast and then got lost driving to the Discount Outlet Shopping
Monday was my day of relaxation. Amy went off to work, I slept til 11am. Walked down the road in 40C heat to get my haircut – it had that feral out-of-Africa look. Then lazed by the pool and generally relaxed. When Amy got home, we drove out to Fry’s, a massive beyond belief electronic store. I bought a Nintendo 3DS, which I have been looking at for a few months to keep me entertained in all this travel that I do. We then met up with the others for dinner at Chuy’s – a tex mex restaurant. Really good food and a margarita to boot.
It is good to be here. Reminds me a lot of Australia. A couple more days in Houston to relax, before flying out on Wed night to Vegas baby...yay.