Hanging in Houston is a fun time!
I arrived last Thursday afternoon by air, an unusual thing for me. Usually I make the trek by car. This time however, I decided to use some of those miles I have saved. I must admit, a two hour flight, was delightful versus a fourteen hour drive. Of course, the time from when I left the house until I arrived at my friend's house was 7 hours...........but, since I wasn't driving, it was a delight.
I might even decide to do this kind of travel again sometime. I've been saving those miles forever for a BIG trip, but, this has opened my eyes to an EASY trip. Nope, I didn't have to take my shoes off and nope I didn't have to pay for my checked bag. Smooth sailing.
I no sooner arrived here then I swiftly changed clothes, freshened up and was out the door to hear music and prose from Ramblin' Jack, a cowboy blues singer. He is a contemporary of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and a few others he has entertained with. He, and his sidekick, John Bonet, a Cowboy poet, were driving cross country for gigs. Next stop was Baton Rouge. I just shook my head that two 80 something year old guys had that much energy and were having that much fun! A delightful evening.
It's been a series of lunches and dinners with friends, including one early morning (8:30AM!) meeting with another..........It warms my heart that I still have so many friends here even though I've been gone for 12 years.
The piece de resistance was Sunday for Mother's Day. I spent it at my daughter and son-in-law's house with four of the seven grandchildren. They didn't let me do a thing and had roses for me. This getting older stuff works out pretty good sometimes. Sure seems strange to just sit back and have someone do things for me!
I'm heading off to Galveston tomorrow to spend a little time enjoying friends, staring at the Gulf and eating seafood. Gotta have my Galveston fix!
Since I flew up, my dear friends Sue and Vandy lent me Sue's Cadillac to drive. It's big and long. I feel more like a ship's pilot then a driver. Sure rides smooth after an SUV. I'm looking both ways multiple times before pulling out anywhere as I'm paranoid driving someone elses car..........They drive FAST in this town.
Everyone everywhere is in a hurry! Not me.
Looking forward to the slower pace in Galveston for a while - kinda like San Miguel.
See you on down the road with more adventures...........
It sounds like you are having a great time. If you have a car when you get to your destination, flying is the way to go!!
Especially in Houston, Shannon, where the city is so spread out that it encompasses 655 square miles! Mass transit is not dense enough to get around.........so CARS are it!
For some reason, I have no trouble picturing you behind the wheel of a Cadillac. Enjoy!
Steve, it is rather intimidating. I finally convinced myself that where the front end goes of the car, that the back end will follow! It definitely has pickup......
Flying is so easy and it probably also saved you $400 dollars in gasoline.
Rick, you are so right! It cost me $60USD to fly and by the time I pay for gas, tolls and a hotel room both ways, it costs me at least $500 round trip to drive!
Your schedule sounds like mine. I'm glad you are having so much fun.
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