Monday, February 9, 2009

Bye Ya'll ...

I am getting a little more used to the idea that when I visit Houston, it's not like I will never be back. So I don't have to see it all, do it all, and in this trip's case, eat it all.

I didn't have that perfect Chopped Beef BBQ Sammich from Goode and Co, but I overdosed on Sushi at Sushi Rock. I missed out on the Smoked Salmon appetizer from Houston's, but the Number 26 with a Cheese Enchiladas at Spanish Village was just as great as it was 30 years ago. I missed out on Mimi's Hummus ... so sorry I missed you this trip, Mimi. But Jim and Tirey's Crab Claws were to die for. And, ohhhhh, that Chicken Bryan, Texas from Carabba's ... I can't even put it into words. I didn't eat the whole chicken breast, but I totally scarfed that fresh Fettucine Alfredo that comes on the side.

The weather was perfect. Our stay at Jim and Tirey's was full of laughs, as usual. Jim is a gourmet cook and last night he whipped up a French dish called 40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken. Don't get too close to me today ... it's coming out of my pores as we speak !

We spent a lot of time with the Grand Babes. And we both had work that we accomplished early on in the trip so we could kick back and vacation too. Yesterday we saw our friends, the Strommen's, an adorable young couple with 3 children who bought our house. They are very happy there. It was great to see the changes they have made as well as the things that are still the same.

So off we go, in just a short while, to Nashville, Tennessee. More specifically, to Franklin and Ron's daughter Allison's family, to spread some more love. It's been a great trip. And we will be back. Ya hear?


  1. Sounds like a GREAT trip down South, girl! And I totally understand about "eating your way" through your favorite places! :)

  2. You may have to start a food blog, with photos to go with! Safe travels--vaya con Dios!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. I was working backwards through yours and you made mention of Goode Company barbq.
    I left Houston 25 years ago and whenever I get back in town that is where I go to eat. I still miss it.
    I hadn't been there in a while though.