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Oct 23, 2018 - Houston

October 26, 2018 We left the Pecan Valley and headed for Houston Texas. We stopped in San Antonio to have breakfast with Suzie Haynie. Suzie was our neighbor 35 years ago and it was a real treat to see her again. Following about a 1.5 hour break we headed out on our way to the Houston East RV Park. It was a trying day following 6 hours of driving and at least 2 hours in the Houston Rush hour traffic. The Houston East RV park stayed open awaiting out arrival. Luckily, we were only 10 minutes late, but it was greatly appreciated. The...

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Sep 4, 2018 - Johnson Air and Space Museum

Sept 4 This was another very interesting and fast paced visit to the world of NASA and Americas’ Space Program. We encourage everyone to visit any NASA tourist center to learn about the incredible space flight efforts and successes of Americas’ space exploration program. Houston Space Center is where US Astronauts are trained and missions are controlled from. Although the tour did not include any of the astronaut training facilities we did see many of the testing and mock-ups of related systems and equipment. Sept 5 Driving to San Antonio...

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Sep 1, 2018 - Back in the Saddle Again-Truck Driving to Houston

So, we did make it back to Tennessee Sunday Evening and we met with the boss concerning our trip to Houston. The only driving I did of this truck was to refuel it. I have never driven a tractor trailer truck with more than 10 gears. At Schneider we drove two Volvos that I believe had eight gears, but we mostly drove 10 speed Freightliners. This truck is a 15 speed Kenworth, 18 if you count the three reverse speeds. Who the hell needs 3 reverse gears? In order to get 15 forward gears there are two different switches on the shifter. One we...

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Jul 26, 2018 - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Today I went with a dozen others on the CARE bus to Houston to visit the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH). We left at 9:00 and returned to CARE around 3:30. It was a wonderful experience. The MFAH is one of the largest museums in the United States. The permanent collection spans more than 6,000 years of history with approximately 64,000 works from six continents. I especially enjoyed the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman works and was amazed that some of them are in good condition, with only a few pieces broken off. The Museum is the oldest art...

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Apr 17, 2018 - Space Center Houston

The Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center are two separate but linked space centers. We started out at the Space Center and boarded a tram over to the JSC to start our tour. Wow! The history and technological advances that have been made are really something else. To think that back in 1967 they had 5 IBM computers (each the size of a room down in the basement) and a total capacity of 9 megabytes of memory (yes, 9 Mb) and they still got to the moon. 90% of the calculations being performed by mathematicians by hand. Lots to do...

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Apr 16, 2018 - Houston East RV Resort

New Orleans to Houston East in 6 hours. Some construction, but overall a good drive. 13°C when we left New Orleans and 25°C when we got to Houston. Set up the rig, made some Pina coladas and parked our butts outside and thought of all our friends stuck back home. LOL.

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Mar 30, 2018 - Houston, TX

We are here in Houston for Easter. We had a good weekend with Emily, Billy, and Andy! We started off with a steak dinner at Billy's, then has a supper of crawdads at a local place known for them, and then had an Easter brunch at Andy's on Easter Sunday. A very nice weekend.

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Mar 29, 2018 - March 29, 2018 – Aransas Pass to Houston, Texas

March 29, 2018 – Aransas Pass to Houston, Texas It was an interesting night. We were under a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. this morning. This went into effect about 9 last night. After that the weather alert radio was silent until about 11:40 when it went off. From then until about 1:45, it went off every few minutes. From 1:15 until 1:45 we were under a tornado warning. There was a tornado indicated by radar between Aransas Pass and Rockport. I got up, got dressed and put on my bicycle helmet, but I had nowhere to go since the...

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Dec 20, 2017 - Houston, TX

Traffic made the trip from Fredericksburg to Houston an ordeal. We left at 9 for this 4 hour trip, and got stranded on the I-10 about 20 miles north of San Antonio by a huge traffic jam. After an hour and a half we managed to move a mile to the next exit, where we got off and took an alternative route. After about 30 miles we rejoined our intended route and continued to Houston, arriving just in time for rush hour. The campground seemed like an oasis when we arrived, barely in time to keep our date with Andy, Billy, and Emily for dinner....

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May 31, 2017 - Becoming a Texan again is not easy

Today, Dale and I embarked on getting our Texan status. 1. You must get your car inspected. 2. You must have a Texas insurance company 3. You must get car plates and registered 4. Now you can get a driver's license WELL, we got the first two done as well as getting our bank account updated. That took almost 5 hours. Ate a late lunch at Luby's. I remembered we are retired. Time for a nap. Finish up tomorrow or Tuesday.

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May 31, 2017 - Beach, Two Step, New cowboy gear

Hello All, You all know that I am a Daughter of the Texas Republic. I must make a very sad confession. I never learned how to dance the Two Step. I know it is shameful. Well, this week Dale and I took our first Two Step dancing lessons. No we have no video of this to show you. Let me just say, I hope practice helps. Maybe next weeks lesson will help us or maybe alcohol prior to the lessons. Dale now is the proud owner of Black cowboy boots and cowboy hat. I will try and get a picture of him for you. On Thursday, we drove to the...

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May 31, 2017 - What has been going on?

Today was a nice day! 78 degrees but very windy. Ms. Molly (RV name) was being rocked by the winds. The cats were not too happy. Dale and I have been getting out and exploring. Eating lots of great seafood. I have included the Kemah Boardwalk. We ate at the Flying Dutchman. Sorry folks but I do not recommend this place. My oysters had alot of shell pieces and when I told the waiter he made excuses and blamed someone else. We watch them make mixed drinks for the customers but the drinks were not what the client ordered. "If it s purple and...

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