Sunday, February 21 – Gosh, it is actually cloudy today, and rain is a possibility! It hasn't rained in the Houston, Texas, area since we arrived back here at the end of January. Actually, we can' really remember any significant rain in Texas this year. Great for Mr “Tan Man” as they refer to Paul here at the Elks Lodge Campground. We do enjoy spending a significant amount of time outside, and our tans show it! The weather has been fantastic!
We've been enjoying spending time with our daughter, Carrie. We try to see her about once a week, if possible. She's very busy with work but usually spends a couple hours on Saturday or Sunday afternoon with us. She's shared several of her haunts around Mid-town Houston with us. The social life around Mid-town is really quite amazing. There are always young people out and about enjoying the Houston social scene.
Of course, that means stopping at many of the hundreds of bars and restaurants in the area. We took a short trip to Sugarland, just south of where we are staying.
It is an amazing maze of shops, eateries and bars. The Flying Saucer with it's over 100 beers on tap and The World of Beer, are just two of the many, many places to sit, eat and enjoy a cold one. It's wild and difficult for us to keep up, but we've given it our best.
A new place just a mile from the Elks Campground was just beginning to be built when we left here last April. Well, it opened up over the summer…Houston Badminton Center
The parking lot is always packed. We just had to stop and take a peak. Not only does it have five badminton courts but five pickleball courts, or they can all be used for badminton or pickleball!
This is a pretty amazing place. Hopefully, after Paul’s knee heals, we can hit one of the pickleball courts. We haven’t played in years.
Between our visits with Carrie, Paul’s knee surgery and just enjoying the sunshine, we were able to meet up with long-time friends, Barb and Bruce. We met this neat couple less than a month after we became full-time RVers. We have been able to meet up with them several times over that last six years. They were passing through Texas on their way to AZ and were able to meet for a very long lunch. It was wonderful spending an entire afternoon with them. Talk was nonstop. Thanks for fitting us in Barb and Bruce. Hope to see you down the road again very soon.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!