Monday, September 14, 2009

Summer Flashback: Houston vs. Seattle

During my trip to Texas this summer, I noticed a lot of differences between Houston and Seattle (and I'm not just talking about the weather!).

In Texas, a lot of Mexican food involves CCQ (Chili Con Queso). Ugh. It's a Velveeta-like substance that seems to accompany most dishes at Mexican restaurants. Sometimes as a dip, sometimes as a sauce, and sometimes as a filler, but always, Chili Con Queso.

Churches and over-sized crosses seem more common in Houston, as do Taco Cabana's and oversized trucks.

In Houston, few people seem to know what recycling is. We only saw it two places, the airport and the aquarium, and I think it was only newspaper recycling. Here are a couple pictures from the aquarium:











People in Houston love their buffets. A lot. We went to a buffet at least once every three days. (That averages out to ten buffets a month!) There were Asian buffets, Mexican buffets, Greek & Mediterranean buffets. Here's a picture of the "famous" macaroni and cheese pizza from CiCi's Pizza Buffet (It's only famous to us, not to anyone else):













After this trip I know I will forever be a Northwesterner!

2 comments:

  1. HI, Iam behind you. Good luck!

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  2. "Churches and over-sized crosses seem more common in Houston, as do Taco Cabana's and oversized trucks."

    Are you sure you weren't in North Central Washington, Sisa?

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