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Houston Nights

James and I had a ball!

I feel like I’m back in Doha with all the fun I’m having. Yes, I’m sure it’s the newness of it all but I don’t need a lot of people to have a good time. People-watching and a glass of wine can keep me settled for a few hours; oh, and good music too. I’ve been exploring the city with a friend that I’ve reconnected with. She and I have had good food, good music and good laughs. It’s so nice to have her in my life again and have the opportunity to just be ourselves!

I promised to tell you about the motorcycle night a few weekends ago. I was at my now favorite spot, @Bar5015. Yeah, I already have a favorite spot. Anyway, I was sitting out on the deck enjoying the night breeze, listening to the DeeJay spin records. A couple of mature gentlemen pulled up on their #Harleys. I love bikes, some of ya’ll know this about me. I had to check them out. Anyway we all had great conversation and when it was time to go home, I asked for a ride on the bike (I use #Uber when I go out). I hopped on the back of the Harley and rode the one mile home. Not super safe for many reason…I know. But it was fun! I cannot wait to get another bike!

There’s another little spot called Leon’s Lounge. Again, trendy spot. They have great drinksIMG_3830 and a great live band on Saturday nights. I happened to take Paige and Shed when they stopped through on their way to #California. I guess I’m getting old because my soon-to-be nephew clowned me because I like to listen to old school R&B. He totally rained on my parade but I enjoyed it while it lasted. I’ll be sure and go again.

I treated Paige and Shed to my new found little piece of heaven: Triple Tree Center. It’s a massage place where they give you a chair massage, with your clothes on and they add a little reflexology. I’ve been a few times in the last several weeks and thought Paige & Shed could use a little massage after hours of driving and even more hours to drive ahead of them. We all laid on those chairs and were assaulted for the next hour. But it felt great! I can’t wait to go back again. It’s also super inexpensive; can’t beat $30.

In the Bellaire area of #Houston, I found a nice Thai restaurant: Tony’s Thai Restaurant. I wanted to have something light because we had dinner plans so I ordered the potstickers and spring rolls. They were excellent. I don’t typically care for steamed potstickers but these were incredible and I will certainly make my way back just for the appetizers.

You must now know about the most wonderful dessert place on Earth; in my opinion. It’s called Sugar Rush Cake Gallery. Here’s what I’ve had: mini cheesecake with banana pudding and a host of cupcakes. You have to look at the menu just to see the descriptions of the cupcakes. They are moist, the icing is to die for and they have the most wonderful toppings. I’ve had a cupcake topped with a piece of pecan pie and one topped with banana pudding with vanilla wafers (just like the cheese cake). It’s going to take some serious self control to stay away from that place…or at least limit my visits. If you come to Houston, it’s a must try!

We rocking the gold!

To close this blog out, I have to tell you about a small pleasure…Living in the Pacific NW, I missed the self-serve car wash. When I got here back in April, my sister and I were out and about shopping for things for my apartment. OMG! I came across a self-serve car wash and was excited beyond belief. Jamica just laughed at me as I took my time using just about every setting on the machine to wash my car. The pay stations have even upgraded to credit and debit card payments. I was enthralled! It was great having a stroll down memory lane…until I got in the sun and noticed all the spots that I missed….and then got the bill and saw I spent $18 on a horrible car wash. Lol! It was all good though. With this heat and humidity in Houston and the fact that I did a poor job, I’ve decided to go new school. I’ve found a car wash to take care of my car cleaning needs. They do a great job!

Until next time my friends! Living life in #Houston…and it’s so good.

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Getting Uncomfortable in 2017

NYE 2016 – Dallas, TX

December 30th, I woke up and decided that I didn’t particularly want to spend #NYE in WA. I browsed the websites to see how far my points could take me. I quickly learned that I could get to #Mexico for half the price I could get to anywhere in the US. However, I thought hopping on a plane to Mexico at the very last moment just seemed a little insane, even for me. So I quickly decided on #Dallas. Yes, Dallas…I’m not sure why I’ve been spending so much time in Texas lately but I must say it’s been nice getting reacquainted with the place. Continue reading Getting Uncomfortable in 2017

I Love Good Food

Jaden @ Davids getting tomatoes and basil for his meal.
Jaden @ Davids getting tomatoes and basil for his meal.

When Jaden and I took a cooking class at Cooking Classes in Rome with chef Andrea, we had an amazing time. Jaden has used what he learned in Rome to enhance his own culinary skills. Once he got home from his summer travels, he couldn’t wait to make fresh ravioli and fresh pasta sauce. Armed with what he learned from Chef Andrea, he took some additional tips from our wonderful neighbor, David, who also gave Jaden some garden fresh tomatoes and basil. He also let Jaden use his rolling pin because Jaden was a little too impatient to wait for the pasta roller. He tells me making the meal was a lot of work yet he excitedly spent the day in the kitchen.  He also told me that he had a little trouble getting the dough just right and after nearly letting the frustration bring him to tears, he prevailed! He completed his meal with ravioli stuffed with ricotta, spinach, and mozzarella.  Well, the end result was ravioli that was a tad bit too thick. Using a rolling pin didn’t yield the results he hoped for. However, I am so proud of him for getting in there and enthusiastically trying his hand at something all on his own. Next time, he’ll have the tools he needs and I’m sure it will be spectacular and delicious.

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The Rest of Rome

I thought this was funny.
I thought this was funny.

After a long day in Tuscany, Jaden was worn out. He pretty much stayed in bed most of the day. But me? I got out to see more of Rome.

My first stop was the Borghese Gallery. This is an art museum that requires pre purchased tickets. There are set times to enter and there is a 2 hour window in which you are allowed into the museum. I have really never experienced Continue reading The Rest of Rome

A Fabulous Cooking Class in Rome

Getting ready to cook!
Getting ready to cook!

The minute I decided to take Jaden to Rome, I knew we had to take a #cooking class. After the fun and the great food I had at @CookingwithClass in Paris with Chef Alex, I was looking forward to what the Rome cooking class had to offer. I booked a class through Cooking Classes in Rome after Continue reading A Fabulous Cooking Class in Rome

Budapest Album 2

5 Days in Paris – May 2015