A sweet layover in Houston - meeting sweet Lhea :)

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A Peruvian Cowgirl ;)
Lhea contacted me some months ago, when I posted I'd have a layover in Houston. Unfortunately we weren't able to meet, but it didn't mean we didn't keep in touch. This time I was having 3 layovers in Houston, 2 of them would be short ones, but 1 would be a long one. So, it'd give me time to meet TB's, hehe. Well, as long as they live close to the airport...

After our surprising and amazing meeting at the carousel, plus the MUST hug, haha, I did the check in and was ready to leave the airport for a couple of hours with her. We left the airport around 2pm and had to be back before 5, mmm. That didn't leave us much time to go somewhere far away, but it wouldn't stop to spend sometime together, chilling out and chatting.
at the Cracker Barrel
I have been surrounded by guys the last days in New Orleans, so girl company was more than appreciated. :)

I haven't had lunch and was getting hungry, so Leah suggested to go to the "Cracker Barrel". This is an Old Country Store which not only is a store itself, but also has a restaurant and of course, their cuisine is Texas, haha. Awesome!!! In our way, I was telling Lhea about my experiences as TB, since she's just getting more into it. She hasn't been making any big travels recently because of her daughter who's still young to enjoy traveling and remembering places she visits. Lhea wants her to grow first and then travel with her. That would be so nice!!!

Peru has been always part of her dream destinations and I'd love to have her and her daughter in my country and show them around my hometown.
sweet Lhea!!!
You are more than welcome here, girls! And then she mentioned something that made me laugh. She didn't tell her friends about TB, haha. So, same as me TB is her secret identity, haha. Just in case we met somebody, we went to college together, haha. I haven't ever thought about that, mmm. Maybe I could use that story too, hehe.

We arrived to the Cracker Barrel. This place was so Texas, so country! I loved it!!! Good choice, Lhea! I had to get pictures of this place. Yeah! Finally I could take as many pics as I wanted without feeling embarrassed, haha. The waiter came and let us know they serve breakfast the whole day, so we could check the breakfast menu too, but we decided to go for the lunch one, hehe, although the breakfast one looked good too... I got a Chicken Tenderloin salad and Lhea Tenderloin Steak, as side she ordered besides mashed potatoes the breaded fried Okra.
yes, that's the way to live...
What's that?

When the waitress came, we asked her to take a pic, while I was looking so curious the okra, haha. First time I saw it. I tried it and loved it! In fact I almost ate all of it, hehe. Lhea and I have common friends in the Philippines and it felt so good being able to talk about all of them as we all were a big community, but hey! we are a big one, hehe.

After a tasty meal, we went to the store and just took a look around. The decoration was so nice, that I couldn't help taking many pics, hehe. OMG! I wished I'd have had more time in Houston... next time I had to plan a longer layover in Houston, at least 1 day. Lhea told me she'd love to have me around. I'd love to meet her daughter too. I told her I'd stay at a friend's in Austin, who is also a TB. She was amazed this TB network really works that well. I commented her Minh is Vietnamese and since I haven't ever tried Vietnamese food, she told me I should ask Minh to go to have some Pho, mmm. Ok, I'd do it ;) Lhea was a bit sad I couldn't stay longer, but we were talking about traveling together in the States, which would be awesome! I love this TB family!!!

So sorry, it was getting late and it was time to drive back to the airport... oh well, I'm sure we'd meet soon :)
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A Peruvian Cowgirl ;)
A Peruvian Cowgirl ;)
at the Cracker Barrel
at the Cracker Barrel
sweet Lhea!!!
sweet Lhea!!!
yes, thats the way to live...
yes, that's the way to live...
The Cracker Barrel
The Cracker Barrel
she was talking to her daughter...…
she was talking to her daughter..…
love the atmosphere here!!!
love the atmosphere here!!!
My tasty salad!!!
My tasty salad!!!
blurry new friends, haha
blurry new friends, haha
the Okra!!!
the Okra!!!
time to play...
time to play...
nice decoration!!!
nice decoration!!!
I forgot the name of the doll :(
I forgot the name of the doll :(
nice saying...
nice saying...
ok, time to rest...
ok, time to rest...
the famous Jack in the Box, a loca…
the famous Jack in the Box, a loc…
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