My other friend in Houston tried to contact me on my cellphone, but she couldn't get through. I noticed on our drive from Austin to Houston that the telephone signal was very weak. She tried several times without success, and even wrote me several emails, but I had my mini-laptop sitting in my room.
We managed to arrive in Houston a little after 5pm, and we were able to spend a little time at the science museum to look at their dinosaurs, energy displays, and native American histories including Eskimo, the Aztec and Maya artifacts. They have a traveling display of the Terra Cotta Soldiers from Xian, China, but they wanted about thirty bucks per for just a few actual displays with more displays primarily by photographs. They also have a special display on Genghis Kahn, but that required a special entry fee,so we missed that one too - because of time constraints! We did see some Egyptian display downstairs with a mummy inside one of those sarcophagus painted with bright colors and hieroglyphics. SheWolf was busy photographing it from above and from all the exposed sides.
We contacted PDiddie, and they recommended a place for dinner at Goode Company seafood restaurant with one section built from a train car which is a "long" bar with tables and chairs for waiting. I had a glass a red wine while we waited. The place was packed with people, and the stuffed crab that Mrs PDiddie and I had were excellent! I was hungry for crab too, and as Mrs PDiddie reminded me that it was an "r" month. Perfect!
We arrived home after midnight, so I slept in this morning till 8:30am.
The following day, my air force buddy I've known since our stint in Morocco drove in from Terrell, TX, arrived about 11:30am, so we spent a good part of about four hours looking at some pictures he had of our base and Marrakesh, and was surprised at how much we remembered from over 50-years ago. Jerry reminded me that over half the world's population didn't even exist from those days.
Jerry left about 3:30 to stay with his daughter in Austin, but we're planning to have dinner with his family tomorrow.
I'm just spending some leisurely time waiting for my son to call, so we can go out this eve.