I'm writing from beautiful, almost downtown, Houston! Yup, you can't keep a wacky woman at home.
It was an on again, off again deal. Should I?Shouldn't I? And, I did!
I headed out last Wednesday morning after checking every possible weather resource for days. I even found a website through a good friend to check the conditions of the Mexican highways. Then a fellow blogger in Monterrey gave me his personal cell phone number just in case I encountered any highway or weather related issues that would stop me dead in my tracks.
I even made two sandwiches for the trip (tuna) just in case I got stranded in the Chihuahua desert and had to have food. (I'm not kidding).
The trip was as smooth as a baby's butt. No traffic. No rain. Only one road check. Didn't even see
standing water until I was north of Monterrey. No rain until I was at the Laredo US Customs checkpoint!
The drive was exquisitely beautiful. The desert was lush green. The wildflowers were blooming.
When stopped at the checkpoint for about twenty minutes, I took photos. I'll share them later as I'm
having issues with my ancient laptop and have not been able to download photos.
Flying low, I arrived in Houston about 1PM on Thursday after spending the night in Laredo. The rains from Hurricane Manuel hit here about an hour later..........booms of thunder, heavy rain and some flooded roads on Friday night. It rained from Thursday at 2PM until Saturday at about the same time. Approximately six inches.
The rain is over. Sunshine is in abundance. The humidity is low. Houston today was spectacular.
Off to Galveston and Omega Bay tomorrow. Hopefully Clear Lake on Tuesday and then back here for a delightful wine dinner on Tuesday evening.
Side trips are always good for the soul. Houston is always fun.