2.13.2012

From My Hometown to Yours - Allison of Moments Like This


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Ah Monday, you always coming rolling around again, just to make your presence known. Well to deal with the Monday blues, my series, From My Hometown to Yours is back in full force. I have appreciated everyone who has written for this series and for all the upcoming awesome bloggers who are participating. 


Today I have Allison of Moments Like This showing us her hometown of Houston. Allison is still a newlywed and always so sweet. So grab your cowgirl boots, your hat and let's have Allison talk about Houston!

Hello Everyone!! My name is Allison and I blog over at Moments Like This. I have followed Meg’s blog for a while now and I love this series that she is doing. My husband and I love to travel so learning about everyone’s hometown is awesome!! My husband and I live in the Dallas area now but are both originally from Houston. I really consider both these cities home but I will show you around Houston.
Houston is where I was born in raised. It will always have a special place in my heart because I spent the first 17 years of my life here! I’m sure there are a lot of readers from Houston so let me know if I leave out any of the important parts! The first picture I want to show is the Houston skyline.


Near downtown is one of my favorite places to shop! I would definitely take anyone that visits Houston to the Galleria. The mall has it’s own hotel and you definitely need more than a day to see it all!

Another place near downtown is the very famous water wall. A lot of couples get engaged at the water wall. My husband and I actually took our prom pictures in front of the water wall but unfortunately I cannot find any pictures on my computer!


One of my best memories growing up as a child was the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. My family had season tickets to the rodeo and I have probably been over 100 times. This is definitely a much see during the Spring time. Some of my favorite shows I went to were Clay Walker, Reba McEntire, and Brooks & Dunn. It is awesome! The picture below is taken in Reliant Stadium. It used to be held at the Astrodome but that is now an after party dance hall during rodeo time.


The last place I am going to talk about it the Kemah boardwalk. It is not in the heart of Houston like most of the other places I have talked about but it is a lot of fun!!  Kemah has a variety of restaurants and different activities to do. My favorite part is the ferris wheel.

There’s definitely a lot more to Houston than what I posted about but these are some of the special places to me! Meg, thank you so much for letting me take over your blog for the day! I would love for you to come visit and let me show you around!!


Texas is one state I am dying to visit and hope to soon. Thank you Allison for talking about Houston!

24 comments:

Tales of an HBS Wife said...

My husband is looking at jobs in Houston and I had no idea what it would be like, so this was great to read!

Shannon Marie said...

I am yet to step foot outside one of the Texas airports, but I must change that very soon :) Love these types of posts. xo

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Looks fun! I was only briefly in HOuston many years ago but work related so didn't get to see too much!

Ashley said...

The Kemah boardwalk looks lovely! And the water wall - how neat. I've always wanted to visit Houston :-)

Amanda C. said...

The Galleria is a must for visiting Houston!

marie said...

I love Texas. I have been to a few rodeo's in Idaho but whoa, that rodeo is HUGE!!!! Everything is definitely bigger in Texas.

Stephanie said...

I've always wanted to visit Houston...I've been to Texas a couple of times, but never outside of an airport. : ) Maybe soon!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

When I first saw the pictures, I was like "Hey I know that place" Gotta love Houston!

Allison said...

Yay!! Sorry I had so many problems with my pictures!! Thanks for letting me do this post, so fun!!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Wow, Houston looks likes a fun place...thanks for sharing! Xoxo

Alexa said...

I'll add Houston to my list of places for sure!

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

Looks like such a beautiful, fun, lively place! I'd definitely love to visit that mall.

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

This post is full of great tips for my trip to Houston in May. The Galleria and the Water Wall sound like a lot of fun!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I would love to travel to Houston! I have only been to Austin Texas and fell in love with the city! The water wall sounds like a neat thing to see!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

I SO want to see Texas too!! Hubs lived in Dallas for a bit, and says we'd love it there. I love these posts Meg! :D

winetastegirl.com said...

That was a great post on Houston! It's so funny, I was going to post about Nashville tomorrow...well actually Brentwood, the suburb I live in. You'll have to check it out. I also wanted to let you know I won the speakpeeq giveaway on the other blog, Just a Touch of Gray, I was telling you about! I'm so excited and can't wait to use it!
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Stesha said...

houston looks AMAZING. putting in on my places to visit!!

Alyx said...

I have always wanted to go to Houston! This is such a fun feature, Meg!!

iheartkiwi said...

What a fabulous series!

I've never been to Houston but it sounds wonderful. Austin is on my list of Texas cities to visit as well.

Married...with a Pup said...

Aw, I love Allison's blog! That water wall looks amazing!

REBrown said...

I've never been anywhere in Texas before. This looks like fun!

Nikki said...

Whenever someone writes about Texas it always has me singing "deep in the heart of texas" clap clap clap clap. Looks beautiful!

Julie Khuu said...

I grew up in Houston and will be back to visit this weekend! This post couldn't have come at a more perfect time!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments, hope you’ll be back soon!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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Kate @ Daffodils said...

Ive never been to TX. I need to go!