I try to make it feel smaller by keeping my world small and existing primarily between 4 interstate exits
In the process of trying to make Houston small, I missed a really cool nearby town called Alvin.
I have a coworker from Alvin and I had heard rumors there was a strawberry farm there where your kids could pick strawberries and pay for them by the bucket load.
So we headed out there last week and 3 buckets and a whole lot of fun later, we had 15 lbs of strawberries to bring home.
It was worth the $30 in strawberries to get out of the smog and enjoy the country life for a few minutes again.
But first, I still have to figure out what to do with the freezer full of strawberries I already have.