I hope everyone is having a great day today. Yesterday, I flew to Houston, Texas, to visit my older son. I will be posting from his home in Houston this week. I am hoping to go to the beautiful River Oaks neighborhood this week and take some photos for you. If you saw the movie, "Terms of Endearment" with Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger, the home that Shirley MacLaine's character--Aurora--lived in was located in the older section of River Oaks. There are some gorgeous mansions located in this neighborhood. While I am visiting my son in Houston, I will share a little of each day with you.
Today, I flew to Houston, and my son picked me up at the Intercontinental Airport at 7:45 p.m. I grew up in Florida but lived for several years in Houston and always feel a little like I am "coming home" when I land at the airport. Both my sons were born in Houston in the 80's. My older son moved to Houston after graduating from University of Florida with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He works for a well-known, major company in Houston and it is nice that I can return to Houston to not only visit him but enjoy the area again. I lived in Houston for about 18 years before returning to Florida and, ultimately, moving to the Seattle area. I love visiting my son and his fiance in Houston. I also enjoy returning to some of the restaurants and places that I used to frequent when I lived here. My son is also introducing me to a few new places that he has discovered. Tonight, after he picked me up from the airport, we went to a restaurant not far from where he lives called Oporto.
Oporto's is a tapas bar and restaurant. It was so nice spending time with my son again and enjoying a nice meal together. I made some photos of our dinner selections. Below is a portobello tapas dish with spinach and cheese. It was very good!
Next, is a Risotto ball with cheese in the middle and a marinara sauce. So delicious!
We also had a pizza dish...
I had a salad with chicken strips, pear, feta cheese, cranberries and candied pecans. It was a large salad, so we split it and the other items. In a tapas restaurant, you usually order several small plates and then everyone shares from each of the plates. Dinner was awesome!
I really enjoyed seeing my son and giving him a big hug. Dinner was great but the company was the very best part...
I am wishing you a wonderful day today! I am taking all of you along with me and hope you enjoy the photos from Houston this week. See you tomorrow... xoxo Kim