Hey folks, so this is the second installment of my Houston trip from last weekend. If you missed part 1, you can read it here!
So I left off mortified that I had thrown up my entire lunch and dinner at his parents house, with them fully aware of what had happened...
That night was a doozy and I was just looking to basically forget about it. The following day, Sunday it was rainy and gloomy pretty much the whole day, which sucked, but we made the best of it.
We headed to Highland Village to visit a few more shops and grab lunch nearby. I got a bunch of stuff from Lush which I cannot wait to try out and had more fun window shopping. The area was busy, but so festive with big bows on the buildings and Christmas cheer spread all around. Although with all the rain, my hair was the size of Texas...but the bigger the hair, the closer to God right?!
Since I was a bad blogger and it was rainy, I didn't take any pictures of the shopping area, but found one on Google that depicts it pretty well.
That evening we headed back to the Sugar Land Town Center and walked around a bit (the shops were unfortunately closed already), but we got to see the Christmas tree in front of City Hall & of course took a selfie in front of it.
We went to a bar for a pre dinner drink and chatted about the future. It was so nice to finally sit down and map out where we see ourselves in the future and what sort of timeline we want to work with. Let's just say things are exciting and this time in 2 years I will most likely be a Texan resident full time :)! I love that A is super easy to talk to and isn't afraid of having the major talks about the future.
After that conversation, we headed over to Escalante's for dinner. It was yummy since I had been craving Tex-Mex since being in Houston.
After dinner we had gotten tickets to see Interstellar at the Santikos Palladium. The screen was massive and it was definitely an experience, so if you are in the Sugar Land area or are near a Santikos theater, I highly recommend it. The movie was amazing, although it was long. If you haven't seen Interstellar yet you need to go watch it soon, but prepare yourself for about 3 hours of your time.
Monday was my last day in Houston (insert sad face here). Thankfully it was a beautiful day with the sun shining, of course on my last day. I packed my bags and said my goodbyes to my aunt and cousin, A came and we headed back to his house to hang out and have some lunch. I was feeling way better and knew I could be a much better guest this time around.
I redeemed myself by helping his mom out in the kitchen (still working on more brownie points) and having a conversation with her. She is super sweet and such a great cook. We all sat down for lunch and talked about the next time I would be coming back (March for the Rodeo, woohoo!!) and possibly having my parents come along with me, told ya we discussed the future quite a bit this weekend. After lunch, his dad had a dentist appointment since his tooth had been bugging him so they headed out and we stuck around and watched TV for a bit before having to leave to beat traffic to the airport. As his parents said their goodbyes to me, his mom came out with a bag full of goodies for me. She got me a lovely Fossil watch that I'm already in love with along with a beautiful pendant necklace. She was so sweet to get me gifts and I figured since she was giving me such nice things, she must like me right?!
When we left for the airport, I told A to make a quick pit stop to Shipley Do-nuts to pick up a yummy donut.
Naturally, I started to get sad on the trip to the airport because I knew this amazing weekend was coming to an end and I was heading back to cold, dark Chicago. It's always bittersweet, but I was glad that we got to spend the time we did together. Once at the airport, I hauled through security and headed straight to Starbucks to caffeine up and grab some inflight snacks.
Once back in Chicago, I was greeted by single digit temps and flurries...oh also my mother who kindly picked me up in the frigid temps late at night.
Until next time H-town.