Thursday, November 03, 2011
Tales of the Texas Trip
So many things and so little time! I not only drove to the Houston area. Once I was there I was ALL over the place.
For those who have never been to the Houston area, the sprawl of it can be daunting. Having lived there previously for thirty-four years, I'm kinda used to it. So from Kingwood, where my daughter lives, to Galveston is close to 75 miles or more. On the right day, in the right traffic, one can make it in a little over an hour. On a bad day, forget it. I WAS up and down that freeway many times. I should have kept track of the miles while I was up there but heck, I didn't have time.
There were baby kittens to be born my first day there! There were middle school football games to go to! Add to that seeing bridges built on land in Galveston and the Gulf - always the Gulf along with the prolific sea gulls and pelicans.
Riding the free ferry to see the dolphins, the tankers waiting to enter the port and just the fun of it is also a "must do".
Many meals - waaaaay too many meals with family and friends. Then there was Family Time - shopping, eating out, camping and the best part, just hanging out with the kids. Got to see ALL the Texas grandkids - that would be five and of course, Mati and Sebastian are here in San Miguel. Blessings! The camping experience with everyone was quite an adventure - one that I don't need to repeat at this time in my life - unless I go for the day. The night treks to the bathroom, in the dark, is not my idea of an "adventure". However, cooking breakfast on a camp stove again was fun. And, hanging out with everyone was stupendous.
Lots more to share but that will be in the next post.
Leaving Texas is ALWAYS sad! To leave friends, family and the Gulf! Boo hoo.