We did freshen up and headed out to eat at Pappasitos Cantina. I’d heard it had good Mexican food and wanted to eat there. It did not disappoint. It was very crowded when we arrived. My husband and I split a chicken fajita (which was huge) and we got a huge basket of tortilla chips served with guacamole and salsa. They know how to do it right! Most Mexican restaurants I’ve been to serve you a tiny basket of chips & you have to ask for several refills. Anyways, the food was very good.
We walked over to the water briefly and looked at a lot of oil rigging “stuff.” I have no idea what it was or how it all worked.
We called it a day and went back to our motel to re-group for hitting the road again today. But just before bed, my husband Eliseo wanted some ice water. He asked our youngest to go and get him a “little bit” of ice in his cup. (The ice machine was just down the hall). He said he didn’t need a whole bucket of ice but just a little bit in his cup. She went and quickly came back with his glass and about 3 pieces of ice. We laughed really hard at her version of “a little bit.” So my oldest daughter cheerfully proclaimed that she could go and get her dad a little bit more ice. He readily agreed. The funny thing is, she came back with only about 5 pieces! He was expecting a full glass and it was just really funny how both girls barely got him any ice when he thought the whole glass would be a “little bit” compared to the bucket. We laughed pretty hard and I think it will now become an inside joke for our family.
Houston ended up being pretty fun. We made some great memories and had some fantastic food. The city has a great skyline with the tall downtown buildings but the traffic scared me to death. I’m so glad my husband has been driving! One last interesting thing was that we noticed the Houston traffic lights are sideways. We’d never run across those before – only vertical traffic lights. Who knew?
I continue to love discovering how diverse America is. We can live life so differently yet have hearts that beat exactly for the same things in life. That’s how God works in us. It’s simply amazing for me to see.