Several weeks back, hubby & I used a very cool Groupon to take a 45 minute flight over Houston. The airfield is about 2 miles from our house & we see these little planes flying over all the time. I thought it would be need to take an aerial tour of Houston on a sunny Saturday afternoon. I took a few hundred pictures, so I’m going to break them up into several posts throughout the next few weeks & write at length about each of them because so many of them are important places or reminders of the past in my life.
This is the new fancy hospital just one exit up on the freeway from our house. It’s where I took the photos of my beautiful sister Haley, and it’s also been the source of controversy in the area. There is another established hospital about 2 miles from my home also & the new hospital, although sleek & fancy on the inside, has received rather mixed reviews from patients (i.e. friends & coworkers who have had to use the hospital) and some animosity about their “private” status when it comes to handling insurance.
If you’ve never visited Houston, let me tell you a few things- it’s flat & it rain flat out rain here during a good summer thunderstorm. Flooding has always been a problem along our bayous, so many areas now have large retention ponds & spillways to hold excess water during big storms. It’s not a true “greenspace” but it’s at least a little bit of open land walking dogs & jogging if you are so inclined.
Next, we flew right over my (old & new) neighborhood(s). One of my favorite things about my subdivision, is that although you are close to just about everything, there is a nice tree lined boulevard into the housing area that makes you feel like you are ever so slightly escaping the madness and mayhem of the freeway. The oldest homes in our neighborhood are about 20 years old & I imagine that the oak trees were planted around that time. They have grown so much & I just love the calming effect they have driving into the neighborhood.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Hubby has officially landed in Hawaii- I’ll miss him dearly, but it’s going to be an awesome opportunity.