Saturday, March 8, 2014


Saturday, March 8 – We awoke to crazy weather on Tuesday with cold and rain. This winter weather continues to amaze us and local Houstonians. If we've heard it once, we've heard it a hundred times that this is very unusual weather for Houston. Guess most of the nation would agree.

We have plans on meeting fellow full-time RV'ers and bloggers, Janice & Dave of Ready To Go Full Time RVing, for lunch. They texted and asked if we wanted to reschedule, but we decided to go ahead with our planned lunch. We thought a little rain shouldn't cause us to change plans, but never realized trees on the west side of Houston were coated with ICE.

We made a quick stop at our favorite used bookstore in Katy and were shocked to see all the limbs down from the heavy coating of ice. As we traveled the few more miles to the restaurant we were surprised with the ice coating all the trees. Beautiful and thank-goodness it was only on the trees and not the highways.

This was our first time eating at a Genghis Grill, and we loved it.

genghis grill

We were given a metal bowl when seated. We then served ourselves from a selection of meats, vegetables, spices, and sauces. Lastly, we selected among several choices of rice or noodles. We gave our bowl to the cook to stir fry the contents into a delicious meal.

The prices are reasonable; the service was outstanding. The company was delightful. We enjoyed sharing travel stories and travel plans with Janice and Dave and hope to meet again sometime down the road.

Dvae and Janice

After lunch we were happy to see weather conditions hadn't deteriorated. It continued to rain (Houston received over an inch of rain today.) causing some uncomfortable driving conditions especially with the Houstonians being unfamiliar to bad weather driving, but we arrived back to the RV without any problems.

With temperatures hovering around the upper 30's, we stayed at home the rest of the day. With the blue flame heater keeping us warm, Bella showed us how to catch a cat nap to pass the afternoon away.

Here is where Bella spends the cold days.
Bella on computer

Did anyone else out there see the ring around the Sun on Friday? The ring is known as a 22 degree halo or a sun halo. The ring is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus clouds within the Earth's atmosphere. The crystals bend direct sunlight, projecting it elsewhere into the sky, and at a certain angle -- you guessed it, 22 degrees -- a halo can be seen around the sun. Rings around the sun have been used in the past to predict the stormy weather. It was beautiful.

sun halo

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Always fun to meet up with fellow rver's and blogger, looks like you had a great time, glad the ice was in the trees and not the roads.

  2. No ice here in Arizona and California so we couldn't see the ice ring around the sun. LOL but it has been cooler here where we are in California and now the Santa Ana winds have started. It's warm but very windy.

  3. We've had rain and more rain today. We're ready for the sun to shine and things to get better. I'm hoping the ice is behind us. We love Mongolian grills. Some are good and some are great!

  4. Sounds like a fun time meeting fellow bloggers:) I lived in Houston for three years a long time ago. Back then, any ice on the roads was a major disaster:(

  5. Your weather has really been wintery lately!! Not fun!

    What a different restaurant! I've never heard of gathering your stir fry items first. Sounds like fun!! So is meeting new RV friends!!

    Love Bella's way to stay warm. Smart girl:)

    I've never seen a sun halo. Looks so neat! Great photo!

  6. I think we got out of Texas just in time. It is W O N D E R F U L here in AZ. So nice you were able to meet more travelers. I made one Mongolian vegan dish this winter and we loved it. Forgot where the recipe is though...grrrrr

  7. I'll bet Bella wishes you'd go somewhere warm so that she could find a sunny window to sleep in.

    Didn't see the sun halo here. It looked pretty cool from your picture.

  8. No chance of seeing an ice halo out here in the desert this year - way too hot.

    A Mongolian restaurant? Don't think I've ever even seen one of those.

  9. I agree. The weather around Houston this winter stinks!

  10. yaaa. . .I'm so happy you've posted this update. As you will recall, I forgot my camera, and needed to borrow your pic of all of us to post on my blog. . . :D

    it was such a fun two hours, and so great to finally meet you guys. . .wish I had seen the sun halo. . .that looks awesome!

  11. There was a Genghis Grill across the street from where I worked; never did get a chance to check it out. Will have to keep this in mind for when we're in Houston in May.

  12. One of the best parts of this lifestyle, meeting up with fellow RVers. We have never been to a Genghis Grill but sounds yummy.

  13. We'll be meeting our son here in Phoenix at a Genghis Grill that we've been to in the past and love it especially when looking for something different. Yikes on the low temps and ice. It's warm and sunny in AZ :-)

  14. Love Mongolian grill-type restaurants. Portland, Oregon and San Antonio have them. In San Antonio, it's called Hu Hot; in Portland, Mongolian Grill; in Las Vegas there's Genghis Grill, and Stir Krazy Mongolian Grill.

  15. We really like Mongolian type places, can get what you want both meat, seafood, veggies, oil and spices. Our cat Sandra likes the same spots as Bella.


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