Visit with my In-Laws + George Bush Park

George Bush Park

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. We did a Christmas redo (you can read about why we had to redo Christmas here), and my in-laws came to visit us in Houston for the long weekend. Let’s start with Friday.


Dish Society

I was working from home all day on Friday, and someone from my office surprised me with a lunch delivery from Dish Society. And it was the best surprise for a Friday afternoon. I wrapped up working around 6-ish, and Aaron and I headed to H-E-B for curbside pickup. This was a lifesaver because I didn’t have time to go to the grocery store during the week, and I wanted to make sure I had enough food to feed my in-laws.

I cleaned my house courtesy of our Roomba. I love the Roomba. He’s pulling his weight and is a valued member of the Taniguchi Gomez household ( you can read all about our Roomba here).


Houston | Addicks

Louis and Adela, my mother and father-in-law, arrived around 10 a.m. Saturday. We unloaded their things. Sidenote: Aaron’s dad is very handy, and he built us a custom weight rack for our garage gym, and I am thrilled to get those weights off the floor. I popped some chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot for lunch thanks to this recipe here. I try to do a nice mix of cooking some meals – and eating out typically. But, with COVID restrictions in place in Houston, I wanted to make the majority of our food at home.


After we ate, we wanted to show them the trails behind the house. So, we did a little 6-mile urban hike. The weather was in the 60s, so it was the perfect day to show them our new (to us) trails.

After that, we invited our friend, Blair, and his mom over for dinner and to meet Aaron’s family – and to play some games. I made some lasagna and some garlic bread for dinner. And Aaron’s mom made her famous chocolate layer dessert. It’s really delicious, and I’ll have to share the recipe on here some day.

Sunday+George Bush Park

If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you will know that Aaron and I ride our bikes a ton. About two years ago, we convinced Aaron’s parents to buy some bikes. And they did. They use them a ton, but Belton doesn’t have the lengthy trails that we have in Houston, and we don’t want them riding their bikes on the roads. So, we had them bring their bikes this visit so we can go on a longer bike ride. We decided to explore George Bush Park. We started at the park so we could do the full loop.

George Bush Park

This is about 6-miles into the park, and those pine trees line the bike trail.

George Bush Park

There is Aaron with his mom on the boardwalk that crosses over the bayou.

George Bush Park

Here is Aaron with his dad. Side note: Aaron’s dad will be 70 in April, and you would never know it. Proof that age is truly just a number.

George Bush Park

Aaron and I on the boardwalk. We did 14-miles total on the bikes, and I can’t wait to go back to explore the rest of that trail. The park supposedly is home to alligators, deer, birds, otters, beavers and other wildlife. I’d love to see some!


We ate an early breakfast Monday morning so Aaron’s parents could get on the road and home at a decent hour. I spent the rest of the day do some very unexciting things like laundry and ran a bunch of errands – and recapped the Bachelor. Hope your week if off to a wonderful start. I’ve got travel on the brain, so I’m going to recap our trip to Sea Island, Georgia on Thursday and Friday.


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