This afternoon my brother came to Austin for a short visit. He had gotten a late start leaving Houston because he had to take his car to the dealer for some work. They lent him a 2010 Lexus SUV, no doubt hoping that he would buy one.
It was around 4:00 by the time he had arrived but he wanted to go to Brownwood anyway, even though it is a 2.5-hour drive from Austin. In Lampasas Carl was stopped for speeding. He had started braking when he saw the speed limit sign but not before the approaching officer had clocked him. We knew he was in trouble when the officer made a quick U-turn. However, the officer just gave him a warning ticket and wished us a safe trip. Whew!!
We had intended to visit our parents' graves but, by the time we had finished our dinner at Underwood's Cafeteria, it was nearly dark; so we decided to return to Austin. On the way out of Brownwood we stopped a couple of times for me to take some shots of the pretty sunset.
Carl left Austin a little after 11:00. I always hate for him to be driving back so late after such a long day, but he insisted that he would be alright.