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Apr 20, 2013 - Houston, Texas

4/20 By 7:00 AM the house was closed up, our bags were in the Jeep, and we had departed for Phoenix. We left the Jeep in a long-term parking lot and took their shuttle to the airport for a morning flight to Houston, Texas. The Red Roof Inn shuttle picked us up at the airport and brought us to our room-for-the-night. We had dinner at the Chinese restaurant next door. Later in this journal we will discuss how American Chinese food compares to the real thing.

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Apr 20, 2013 - The joy of friends

Houston, TX. Jim was delighted to discover the Jim's Restaurant chain and felt rather smug to have his name so boldly utilized. Checking on line, we learned Jim's Restaurants was started in 1947 and is quite well known in San Antonio. They are known for their breakfasts and their charburgers. Then we hit the road for Houston. On the way we discovered a statue of a winged golden man pulled in a golden chariot by over a half-dozen golden horses. Turns out it is actually tarnished bronze and is valued at $600,000. All one has to do is find...

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Remember the Alamo

Apr 16, 2013 - Arrived at the Job Site

After two full days on the road we pulled onto the job site Friday afternoon. Although we had driven through Houston in December, it is still overwhelming. Thankfully 10 West was painted on each lane. The GPS doesn't sort out the spaghetti of lanes going multiple directions. We're parked on the asphalt. That will add a few degrees to the hot, humid Houston weather.

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Apr 13, 2013 - Hobby International Airport

We got up really early this morning at 3. Jerry and Jared had a very early flight in Houston. It was at Hobby International Airport this time. We dropped them off and drove back home with a sad heart. We miss them so much. We all had a wonderful time together and that's what counts. Wonderful memories were made but our RV feels really empty right now. :-( On the way back the sun was coming up so I took some nice sunrise pictures. We also saw a lot of cool shrimp boats from the ferry ride back to the Bolivar Peninsula, I snapped a few...

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Apr 9, 2013 - Jerry & Jared Arrive!

We drove to Houston today and picked up two of our favorite boys, our son and oldest grandson. Yippee....let the fun begin. :-) They will be staying with us for the next five days. We plan to do a lot of fishing while they are here. Jared is incredibly blessed when it comes to fishing. We can stand right next to him and he catches one after another while we might get one each. We can’t wait to see who catches the most this trip. We took them on a quickie drive through Galveston and back to Bolivar on the Galveston Ferry. We had a great...

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Apr 8, 2013 - Day 5 & 6

Day 3. We met Lynn & Ernie Prochaska for brunch at the Cadillac Bar featuring everything including wonderful Tex/Mex. Such a great time catching up again after more than 13 years as well as a fantastic brunch. www.cadillacbar.com. Left immediately afterwards for Austin, passing by fields of wild flowers and blue bonnets with people stopping by the side of the Highway to take photos (kids sitting in fields of blue bonnets was a favorite!). Took a short side trip to Chappell Hill, a quaint old Texas town with wonderful old buildings and...

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Mar 13, 2013 - Our last leg - Houston

Well we are back on North American soil … we arrived early into Houston at 4:45 am. Should make for a long day. After coffee at the airport and breakfast down the road at the Waffle House, yes we are in the US of A, we head out to Jan & Rich’s about an hour away and get lost in the last 2 blocks but manage to get directions to the one road we missed. A bit of a lazy day just catching up with Jan and when Rich gets home we head to Keepers, a local Japanese restaurant for happy hour, tempura and sushi. We are joined by Rob (Jan’s son) and his...

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South America 2013

Mar 6, 2013 - Mutton Bustin & Carnival

We drove back to Houston again today, this time for the "Mutton Bustin" part of the rodeo and the carnival. It was cool watching 8 year olds try to stay on bucking sheep for 8 seconds, most of them fell off as soon as they passed the gate. I tried to get good pictures but it was all a blur, they came out and fell off in seconds. The place was packed and we could not even find a seat, we stood where the sheep were fenced and one of them kept coming up to me to have his head rubbed. He sure seemed much calmer and sweeter than the ones the...

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Feb 23, 2013 - Houston Rodeo Parade

We were up early this morning at 6:00 A.M. We wanted to be in Houston, Texas by 9:30 for the annual Houston Rodeo Parade. This is our first parade of this type, we have never seen so many horses and buggies in one place at one time. :-) It was incredible! A dozen different trail rides came from all over the state with the same destination. They all set up camp at Memorial Park Friday night before heading downtown for today’s Rodeo Parade. Most trail riders are regulars who come from all walks of life. Some have been on the trail for a...

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Feb 15, 2013 - Johnson space centre

Today we were at the Johnson Space Centre. We started out on the tram ride that takes you to the Fleight control centre. Its the room we all remember seeing for all the early space flights as well as the Apollo 13 movie. It was in use until 1995 . It's like a time capsule . Rotary phones on the consoles, old computer screens, and stained carpets. We were told that sending 2 pictures on a smart.phone was more computer power than the computer on the moon landing craft.. We then went to a huge room that contains all the training simulators and...

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Jan 17, 2013 - Lake View RV Resort, Houston, TX

After touring The Laura Plantation we drove on to Houston, TX for a four night stay at Lake View RV Resort. The day after we arrived I took the car to a car wash to get the road grime cleaned off and after coming through the wash tunnel it wouldn't start, the battery was dead. They had ton push it out of the way so other cars could come through the wash. The manager was really nice and brought his car over and jump started the car. I drove it to Sears to get a new battery installed. We toured Houston which is a large city with many...

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Jan 15, 2013 - Day 183 - Houston, Texas

Today we had a lazy morning and then went out for lunch with Linda, Dorin, Sandy and Toni. We had an enjoyable Chinese/Korean meal at a new restaurant in Fulshear. After an early Borsht soup supper, we went with Linda to drive Dorin to the airport. It definitely looks different from the outside. We finished the evening with Linda joining us for a nightcap in the bus.

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The Wandering Nunns

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