Market Street8:21 AM
One of my favorite day getaways near Houston is The Woodlands Market Street. On the rare occasion that Husband isn't working and the weather is gorgeous it doesn't take much to drag him 30+ miles north to sit outside on a patio cafe and just soak in the slower pace of this shopping center, cleverly disguised as Main Street America. It just doesn't feel like it's just right outside Houston. We lunch at Cru, a wine bar, because food is pretty solid. We've tried Tommy Bahama's again and again but the food just didn't do it for us. Jasper's (in the center of the picture) is very good but pricey and has minimal patio space.