Probably you guys travel back and forth between these two cities, maybe some of you many times a year. It can be a long boring drive that you just want to get over with.
BUT, there is one bright spot along the way. If you are going south from Dallas, exit the interstate at Buffalo and stay on the access road.
For the next 20 miles the access road winds up & down hills that are cut down on the interstate. It also has twists and turns. You are only at most a few hundred yards from the interstate, but the personally of the road is completely different!
It is a good break from the routine of I45, and you won't lose but a few minutes.
If you are going north from Houston, get off at the exit that has the Yellow Rose Rodeo Areana & RV park (about 4 miles before Centerville).
Have fun! I did.
"Of all the things I have lost during my lifetime, I miss
my mind the most."