Howdy and welcome to Texas! For this year’s spring break trip, the GLCM crew decided to visit Houston – a city booming with construction. The GLCM classes of 2019 and 2020 will be fortunate enough to visit ExxonMobil, Camden Living, Turner Construction Company, the Hanover Company, and the Trammell Crow Company while we are here.
With the opportunity for a road trip, over half of the GLCM crew hopped in their cars to drive down to Houston. We were able to enjoy each other’s company and catch some nighttime views of Memphis, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas (plus, we even got a little IHOP on the way!). In addition, we were able to see spectacular views of the sunrise as we drove across the plains of Texas.
Arriving at separate times throughout the morning, each car veered in a direction which interested them most. One of the cars headed to the Galleria, an upscale shopping mall located in the Uptown District of Houston, Texas. One of the other cars headed for a well-known and respected barbecue joint, Pinkerton’s Barbecue. We chowed down on some of the best ribs, brisket, and chicken Houston had to offer and eventually made our way to the hotel to meet the others.
Due to our early arrival, most of the students gathered in the lobby until our rooms were ready. We met up with the other caravans and the other GLCM students who flew into Houston. After catching up for a few hours, our rooms were finally ready. Most students, tired from their flights or car rides, were ready for a quick nap before exploring the city. A group of students traveled to a nearby park to take advantage of the sunny, 65-degree weather. They decided to postpone a canoe trip and instead, settled for taking a hike through the park.
While some of the GLCM students were catching up on work in the lobby, the others slowly trickled in, eager to find out where dinner was. After completing our work, we decided to go to an authentic Tex-Mex restaurant. The Original Ninfaís on Navigation, well-known for popularizing fajitas, lived up to the hype and provided the students with a mouth-watering dinner.
Calling it an early night, the GLCM students slowly made their way back to the hotel to grab some shut eye before the upcoming week. Stay tuned for more information regarding the upcoming site/office visits and other GLCM related events!
Blog by Christopher Giebel