Monday, August 13, 2012

Guest Post : Welcome to Texas!

I am out running around and having a great time with my parents! I asked the Fabulous Leslie if she would post for me today. I am so excited that she said yes!! Please go show her some love!  Thank you Leslie for taking over for the day!!!

Hey y'all!! This is Leslie from Eat Pray Love Run and I am taking over Lindsey's blog for the day! 
While she is off spending some quality time with her family I thought I would share a little bit about the great state of Texas and Lindsey's new home, Houston.  I am sure she has a lot of friends and family back in Indiana who follow her blog so I thought I would give them a little glimpse into our city :)

To start off....for people who don't live in Texas or who have never visited, this is probably what you picture when you think of Texas:

While yes, you will find this in some parts of Texas, that is not what most of the state is like. 

Let's chat about Houston specifically since that is where we both live.  Houston is the 4th biggest city in the US.

Houston is less than an hour from the beach (Galveston), 3 1/2 hours from Dallas and 2 1/2 hours from Austin. 

Some of the best parts about Houston:

- Memorial Park- a giant park in the middle of the city that is a popular spot for runners, tennis players, cyclists and more.
-The Restaurants- Houston is known for its amazing restaurants.  To name a few of my personal favorites: Cyclone Anayas, Brenner's on the Bayou, Ouisies Table and Rudy's BBQ. 
-The Med Center- This part of Houston is filled with some of the best hospitals and cancer centers in the world.  People come from all over the world, literally, to be treated at places like MD Anderson and Texas Children's Hospital. 
- The Shopping-  The Galleria, Highland Park, River Oaks Shopping Center, Uptown Park and more.  These are just a few of the best shopping centers you could possibly find.
- The Location-  In less than an hour you can be at the beach!  In less than 2 hours you can be in Louisiana!  In less than 2 hours in a plane you can be in Cancun! It is nice being in the center of the can be to the west coast in less than 4 hours or to the east coast in less than 4 hours (flying).
- The Nightlife-  Houston has everything from country bars to expensive, trendy night clubs. Washington Avenue and Midtown are the best spots for a fun night out. 
- NASA is about 30 minutes south of Houston and in the city there is a whole "district" filled with museums. 

BUT...there are just a couple negative things about Houston that I have to share.....

- THE TRAFFIC IS TERRRRRRRIBLE.  At all hours of the day and night.  It is awful. I just moved out to a suburb north of Houston and have a 50 minute commute into the city each morning and afternoon.  And that is without traffic. If you come to Houston, just be prepared to sit on a freeway at some point during your stay. 

- IT IS HOT.  Really, really, really hot and humid.  Summer pretty much lasts from May thru late September. And during our Fall & Winter, there is a good chance you will have some hot days.  The humidity is great for your skin but not so much for your hair or being outside for long periods of time. 

Thank you so much for letting me take over your blog today and I hope you have a great time with your family!
And I can't wait to meet you soon!

Love from Texas, Leslie
(Please stop by my blog and say hi!!)

1 comment:

  1. hey there! newest follower to your awesome blog! looks like i stopped by at a perfect time because you introduced me to another new great blog as well! ;) excited to read more from ya!


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