We were actually in a suburb of Houston called Tomball. With wide roads and long commute, I saw many strip malls lining both sides of the roads. Since the wedding was at night in actual Houston, we use to go to sleep in the afternoons to prepare ourselves for the long times of the weddings. I guess I was the only one complaining a lot about the hot weather. I also called one of my friends from high school, whom I have not seen in almost 25 years. He lived in Sugarland, another suburb of Houston but almost an hour drive from our hotel. It was nice to see him after all these years and we had almost three hour’s conversation in the hotel over coffee and snacks. Finally he had to depart and we bid farewell for another day to meet hopefully.
Since we relied on other family members to take us to the wedding parties, we did not get a chance to see much of Houston, but what we saw was an endless stream of shops like people only did shopping in Houston. But unless you have a really big business venture in Houston or you have family there, there is no need to me at least to move to there. Apart from gasoline and housing, everything else is the same price in Houston as in other places in the U.S. If you have extra money and can weather the hot temperature, you can get a good chunk of land there and build your own business or warehouse to cater to your clients in other states.