When we lived in Houston, we joined Newcomers Club right away and met an interesting and diverse group. We always join the Gourmet Group, as it is people who like to eat, drink and talk. My wife always scouts out the local weavers and quilters groups and we meet people through those, too. We love their parties! Much more fun than company parties. I myself enjoyed the computer clubs. We lived in Clear Lake City and I remember there was a symphony club that hired a bus to go into town to see the orchestras and had drinks on the way home. No parking problems either.
There are many possibilities. As I recall, Houston was said to have the largest ski club in the country. They would all go to Colorado together. We had friends who were bicyclists. They would go on group outings everywhere.
"I am not in a hurry.
I am retired.
And I don't care how big your truck is."