This was the view as I landed in Houston about 2:30pm this afternoon.
Did you know Houston had this much water?
We descended lower and lower through the overcast sky until I could clearly see what was down below….loads of green and lots of wet!
I know we tend to think of Houston as big city – but there are a lot of out lying areas that are chock full of trees and beautiful nature.
Check out this shot not far from the airport:
There are ship channels and waterways that you might just not think about when HOUSTON comes to mind.
My luggage arrived, my ride was here to pick me up, and off we went in search of some place to eat. It was now after 3pm, and I hadn’t eaten since breakfast…..HUNGRY GIRL!
When I am visiting places away from home, I love to visit “local” establishments, and a plan was hatched. If you want Tex Mex and you are near Pasadena, Texas – you need to go HERE:
I loved the feel of the place from the moment we pulled up.
Don’t drink the WATER?!
Drink the Don’Keyritas! LOL!
((I settled for an unsweet tea with lemon, thank you!))
Love the cactus!!
And a fun front door!
And look! You can pay for your meal in Pesos! LOL!
I’m sparing you from the food photos – but it was very very very good.
Good enough that I felt like I ate too much ---
Last night Dad and I were out to dinner and a movie, and I was telling him about how hard it is traveling like this and having to eat most meals out, and that I want a way to be more motivated to watch what I’m doing –staying more active. There was some time to kill, so we ended up at Walmart ---which can be dangerous at best.
During my time in Tucson, a couple of gals had told me how they are watching how many steps they take during the day by using a fitbit. Dad and I checked them out, and we each left with one. I charged it over night, and today was my first day using it.
This is the fitbit ONE, and it tracks your steps, your stair climbs, your calories burned, and so much more. You can wear it while you sleep and it will record how you are doing while you sleep.
When I got to the hotel – I only had about 3300 steps taken today. NOT VERY MANY! Of course, I sat on my butt on a plane from Phoenix to Houston. Still, I knew I was going to have to hit the pavement if I was going to do any good today. It took me a bit over an hour ----I was out the door with running shoes on and kept a good steady pace.
When I got back to my room, this was my count for the day:
This let me know that I need to get in about a good hour of steady walking if I’ve had a basically sedentary airplane kind of day.
It also syncs by bluetooth to my phone, and will keep me updated on my progress. This was my report when I clicked into the app:
That takes into consideration all the steps I’ve taken since I woke up this morning. I know I didn’t do that many this evening – it’s cumulative through the day. But I’m happy! And I feel good. The question is…did I burn more calories than I consumed? There is a place on my online dashboard where I can put in what I ate, but after the visit to Don’ Keys ---I bet not. LOL!
Click HERE for more info. No affiliation, just a hopeful user with goals to meet!
So here I am back at my hotel. And there is NO PBS on this tv. Sigh. Just what is a girl supposed to do when she wants to be watching Downton??
Blue Ridge Beauty class in the morning!
Have a good night, all!