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!