It also helped that we knew Cora does well on road trips. This was her third road trip, and she's only 5 months old! She has now been to 10 states. We also got to meet up with some family, as we each have a cousin living in Houston. Business cards were exchanged and advice was given over meals at the Rainforest Cafe and the Cheesecake Factory. And I got to "talk shop" in my own way with their wives who fawned over the baby.
While B was off doing his thing, Cora and I explored the city a bit. Since we were staying by the Galleria mall, we wandered around there. (Bonus points because it was indoors, as Houston doesn't have the benefit of the coastal breeze we have here in Pensacola.)
|Cora, "enjoying" watching the ice skaters at the mall|
|It's a wall. of water.|
|Lived up to its name. Also had a nice mist coming off of it.|
|Why yes, that is a Sangria, since you asked.|
|"Please tell me about a time you had difficulty with a subordinate, Mr. W."|
It had a big splash area where a bunch of kids were playing in the water. It took every piece of my restraint not to join them. But I did find this other thing with water I could stick my head under.
|It felt heavenly.|
The good news of the trip is that we didn't hate it! I wouldn't call it the perfect place to live, but we didn't hate it.