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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Long weekend in Houston area.

Houston, TX.

Welcome to The Good Luck Duck and Kris Watson, our new followers.   Good the find you here.

We left Louisiana Thursday morning and after a short 3 hour or so drive arrived at our friends Lola and Olans' home around 11:00 am.   We love this couple.  They are the nicest people anyone would hope to have for friends.

We got set up in their back yard near where they keep their rig.   Very comfortable here.

Tired of the frustration of using the antenna for TV reception and being in the middle of a program and losing  it, we decided now is the time to finally move to satellite.    We headed to the nearby Camping World right off I10 in Katy.

Back to the fiver to get it set up.

After lots of calls to DirecTV, Len finally got the living room TV working.  Then we realized we needed another receiver for the bedroom set.   So back to Camping World.  (Forget about the basement TV, we have that set up to a DVD player or will just watch via the antenna).   Len is still working on getting the bedroom set up to receive the satellite. 

Granddaughter Alex graduated HS on Friday night.    She lives about 35 miles from where we are staying.    To get to their house in Clear Lake, south of Houston, there is no way but in the horrendous Houston traffic.  We find all hours of the day and night, we will be sitting in traffic on I10, I610 and I45.

Alex before graduation.

What a huge class.  I estimated it to be between 775 and 800.   We were told it is the second largest graduating class in Texas.

On Saturday afternoon younger granddaughter Lindsey had a dance recital.  No flash allowed.  I did manage to get this one at the end.

Lindsey and me after the recital.

Then it was a crawfish boil!   Lots of good eats.

This morning we attended church with Lola and Olan.  This afternoon burgers on the grill, potato salad, pineapple, brownie sundaes, etc.   Tomorrow we pull out.   So far we think it will be to Lake Georgetown, north of Austin.

Still working on getting that bedroom receiver to receive!


Happytrails said...

Alex looked like a very happy grad! Hope it wasn't too hot there..it seems to be a hot season already.
Hey, glad you guys got satellite, now you don't have to worry about tv reception.
Take care and be safe.

Laurie and George said...

Oh yeah, Houston traffic is a nightmare! George's brother lives in north Houston, and his niece lives in Katy. Nice area!

Jerry / Carol said...

I grew up in Houston (57-67) then lived there from 76-85. My daughter lives there now. Now when I return to Houston for a visit I am thankful I no longer live there.
Travel safe.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Sounds like you guys had a good weekend.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

What a great way to spend a weekend, congratulations to Alex after a lot of hard work she has her diploma. Hope you guys get the satelite straightened out. did you get the one for the ladder and the ddr that will hook to both sets. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

Rick and Paulette said...

That was one huge graduating class for a high school, wow! Glad you got the satellite dish all setup and working!

JOJO said...

You two sure are busy, looks like a wonderful visit.

Carol and Johnny said...

Just gotta love Houston traffic! Enjoy the Austin area. I highly recommend a trip to the nearest Central Market. Can you pick up some olives for us while you're there???

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Hey, you were in my old haunts in Texas! I'd recognize that photo of the 610 Loop anywhere. Georgetown is just a hop & skip from Cedar Park (both near Austin) where we were living prior to full-timing. Enjoy your Texas time and stay cool!