Home from the beach…..
Yes, I’m home! We had some monsoon rains on Monday and Tuesday, so I got out late. Twelve inches or more of rain will play havoc on a city. We had a low pressure system that pulled rain in off of the Gulf and it just keep circulating over Houston for two days straight. My area town did well and I made it out the door by 1:30pm. on Tuesday. I did drive thru a ton of rain the closer I got to Galveston. I found out that they had continuous rain for two days straight. I’m actually glad I didn’t go early. Well with the rain behind us, the vacation began. We lathered on the sun tan lotion/sunscreen and headed for the beach. A ton of seaweed had washed ashore from the storms. We set up “camp” just behind the seaweed and went about our merry way. I held down the fort, reading a magazine and taking a nap. Barbara, Pat and Donny fished while the kids tried to become experts with the boogie boards. Around 6:00pm we wandered back to the travel trailer and cooked spaghetti for dinner. By night fall, the sky was clear and we could see stars, real stars. It was beautiful and a sight we don’t see often. We grabbed up the flashlights and headed back to the beach to catch crabs. Jula has become quiet an expert at seeing the little creatures. We wandered down the beach a ways and then headed back for our nightly beauty sleep.
Time with the family comes at a premium and I enjoyed almost every moment. Let me interject one thing, don’t take a two hour nap in the middle of the afternoon or you could be up in the middle of the night twiddling your thumbs. To make a long story short, I will give you highlights of the trip. We shopped, fished, walked our feet off, ate and just had general fun being together. I will have to say that I had a full display of Cover Girl make up fall on my head as I was walking down the aisle at Wal Mart. It didn’t hurt, but I was dizzy for half a minute. I did hear a young boy yell, “I didn’t touch it.” So who knows what happened. I ate the sweetest water melon I have ever eaten, wow it was good. Stacey made some homemade ice cream that was to die for. My crock pot was the hit of the trip, so much so, that both of my sisters bought one at Wal Mart. Stacey bought several lottery tickets with the stipulation that if we won we would split the proceeds four ways. You guessed it, we didn’t win. Oh yes, I managed to bag up some of that seaweed to bring home. I’ll tell you what I am going to do with it in a later post.
It was hard coming back, but TF was about to go crazy and I had things to do. Thursday night around 10:00pm, I started my trek back home. I called a friend of mine, who is a night owl and she talked to me most of the way home. I needed to stay awake and she is the perfect person to handle that chore. As I got off the freeway, at the usual exit, I noticed that it had been raining. Before you know it, I was driving thru flood waters. It wasn’t deep, but it sure was unexpected. Evidentially, earlier in the day, our area of town had 4 inches of rain in one hour and the area flooded. I did make it home in one piece and crashed into my very own bed. Ahhhh……The next morning I was at the cannery to train a new Dry Pack specialist. Back to the real world, I am!