First Hometown Date: Houston With: Matthew Meredith arrives in Houston to meet Matthew, and see how well country life agrees with her. She arrives at his familys ranch house, and Matthew takes her out to an oak grove for a picnic and some casual fun, climbing trees and swinging on a rope. They enjoy each others company and continue to grow closer together. They return to the house and meet his father Ray, brother Chris, uncle Jerome and mother Carol. Carol immediately tells Meredith she shouldnt want some Yankee-boy, she should want a nice, quiet Southerner. Ray tells the couple hes not sure how they could meet and grow so close in so short a time, but he can see how comfortable they are with each other. Matthew mentions that they feel like theyve been together much longer than they have.Meredith seems to hit it off with the family, and is at ease with this very down-to-earth family. They go inside for dinner, where Carol reads them a very nice toast, and they dine together.