No matter how wide the freeways or how many there are, traffic can come to a complete stop at any time of day. A Maine friend thinks 4 or 5 cars stopped in traffic is gridlock. Wonder what he’d say about this!
Spying the city skyline in the distance, I am awed by its transformation in recent years. Little of the old is there, but that is characteristic of Houston which has demolished so much of its history to create a new story and reflect its can do attitude.
Houston’s bigness makes me a little panicky. All the traffic, all the activity are things that take some getting used to after several months in a much more tranquil environment. Also, I have to start thinking differently about what is beautiful. It won’t be the harbor or magical islands or evening sunsets.
As all of these thoughts race through my head, we turn the corner and up ahead I see our house and am calmed. It is close to all the things that Houston has to offer, but the uniqueness of this area is that it seems far removed from the city’s bustle. This, too, is a place I’m lucky to call home, and after 14 states, 2280 miles and 34 hours in the car I’m glad to be here.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind