Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Tuesday, November 11 – During the fall, Saturday is NCAA football for sports lovers, which is a group we are definitely among. We went to our daughter's, Carrie, apartment for lunch first. She has moved since we were last in Houston, and today is the day we got to see her new place. There's something else in town we haven't got to see, and we'll be meeting HIM at lunch as well.

Carrie still lives in the hustle and bustle of Midtown Houston. She moved into a newer and slightly larger apartment a few blocks from her previous location. It is a very nice apartment and has some increased security over her previous place. One of these security items we noticed immediately. There is a double entry gate system allowing only one car to enter the parking garage at a time. And you have to be buzzed in by the person living in the complex. Oh....and no dang speed bumps in the parking garage to rattle your car to pieces.

Carrie has a very nice apartment and a beautiful view of the downtown Houston skyline. We shared a wonderful Salmon fillet for lunch and even got to meet Michael, her special guy. They've been dating for a couple months but this was his first “family time.” Poor guy :-) He is a very nice guy and seems to fit right in.

A rainy day in Houston.
Houston skyline

We then headed over to one of the many sports bars in Midtown so we could watch several football games at once. They also have patron games at the bar we enjoy playing…for free. Our competitive nature sometimes gets the best of us. Paul was the CHAMPION at ping pong, (Michael took it easy on him).

Paul takes Carrie out of the playoff. ping pong 

We also played several games of pool, tried our hand at ring toss, and enjoyed the football games.

Mike making a combo shot.

Mike and Carrie.

Another great day with family.

It was a fun afternoon, but it was getting dark and time for the older generation to slip aside and head for home. No use even trying to keep up with the younger generation.

Houston skyline from Carrie’s rooftop parking deck. Houston skyline

By the way…yes, we were in Houston for the last HUGE rain. We had 7.22 inches in just 24 hours. The bayou back of the Elks was brimming at the top. It had to be at least 30’ high.


After the water finally receded.

Now that the holidays are just about upon us and since we will be sitting for a few months, we won’t be posting much. Thanks to those that sent emails asking if we were doing well.

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


  1. So glad to hear you fared okay with the rain. Texas has really gotten hit hard this year and you shared so generously with us in lower Alabama. :-) Oh boy, Carrie's apartment is lovely...such views; and I'm sure you appreciate the additional security. What a cute couple Carrie and Mike make! I see more fun times in your future while you're in Houston!

  2. What an awesome view from Carrie's new apartment!! Love the nighttime shot! How nice that you got to meet Mike:) Handsome young man:)

    Good to see you survived all that rain. Hope you get some sunny weather real soon:)

  3. Nice that you are back in Houston and get to spend some time with Carrie.
    Enjoy your time there.

  4. That was certainly some rain. Thank goodness you didn't float away with it! Extra security is a good thing especially in a big city like Houston. Thanks for letting us meet Mike!

    Paul plays ping pong ... had I known, I would have wiped him! :)

  5. Glad you were all right in the heavy rain. Carrie has a beautiful apartment. Hope the skies are sunny and warm for you.

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  7. All we know of Houston is the ridiculous customs and immigration area of the airport. Never been in the city itself, and never ever want to change planes at IAH again!


  8. While I grew up in Chicago, I can't imagine living in a big city again. Enjoy your time with Carrie and Mike.

  9. I'm sure praying your bad weather is over with for the winter. Rain is wonderful but not all at once. Fun times with Carrie and Mike. Totally understand the not blogging when you're not traveling. Just have great times and check in occasionally.

  10. Nice looking guy, eh?

    We could see evidence of the flooding all through "hill country".

  11. If God is willing and the river doesn't rise, we leave Indy Sat morning and wll go through Houston at some time, hopefully on an early Sunday morning. We will wave as we sneak through that rat race! So neat that you can spend time with your sweet daughter.

  12. Great to be with family! I have up given up trying to keep up with the younger crowd:)

  13. Football, food, family, pool, table tennis, sounds like a great time.

    Enjoy your time in Houston.


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