Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Long Weekend: 36 hours in Texas

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We touched down at George Bush Intercontinental and all I could think about was Liz Lemon yelling "It's not my airport!" on 30 Rock last week. Until I looked outside. Sun; glorious, warm Sun! How I've missed you!
It was 80 the whole time. My husband whined, but my brother-in-law and I were in heaven.

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 "Ketty"... that's a new one.

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Houston skyline taking from one of their terrifying freeways.

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 An armadillo at Goode Company BBQ

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I feel right at home in Texas, which was rather unexpected at first. My husband's family and all their friends make up, what I believe to be, a somewhat rare pocket of liberal Texans. They also make me feel welcome by always having a pecan pie waiting for me.

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We were in Houston for a family wedding. The cake was delicious and, unfortunately, the leftovers were in the same house we were staying at. I ate far too much.

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 Trevor wore a tie that once belonged to his great-grandfather, Sully. He was the only welder on Key West in the 1930's. It sounds like he was a pretty neat guy. Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway is dedicated to him (along with 2 other people).

Florsheim by Duckie Brown

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 Trevor and his uncle

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 Homeward bound: we had a short layover in Denver where I ran into a girl I went to high school with. Small world.

And now, here I am, back in Seattle. My pecan pie is waning and I'm already planning what I will do when I  am finally able to visit Houston with a little more time on my hands.

Trevor's outfits: Thick As Thieves Suit - vintage tie - J.Crew button down - Florsheim by Duckie Brown shoes - Shuron frames 


Marlen said...

i know a whole bunch happened during your week, but i couldn't get over the fact you were basking in EIGHTY DEGREE WEATHER. i can't even articulate how jealous i am. tell me, how do bare arms feel like? i'm typing this while im sitting in an igloo in chicago :/

xo Marlen
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Kati said...

I need the warmth now as well! (and maybe also a Starbucks)
And also thanks for your comment!

Have the loveliest day,

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I am thankful to be born, bred, and living in Texas every day!! We have been living in springtime while the rest of the country freezes. And, yes, I am a little proud of being Texan!...but I will agree that Houston freeways are scary!

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