Sunday, March 21, 2010

road trip score

Well, we made it to Houston. The trip went pretty smoothly, the weather, while windy on Saturday was still drivable. It was downright beautiful today. The worst part of the whoe trip started about 50 miles out of Houston, on I 10 when, for no apparent reason, on a Sunday afternoon, we had to have about 20 miles of stop and go traffic. Didn't see a wreck, not even the remains of one. No lane closures. No naked people beside the road. Just had to stop...

Other than that, I only missed one turn off, and that was in San Antonio (which Carl and I constantly called Austin through out the trip). It was not even difficult to recover from. Yay. we took a lovely detour this morning, from Kerrville, we left I-10 for FM 16, and found Mac and Eddie's Roadside Diner. This is one of the eateries that has been featured on Diner's Drive-ins and dives. We took a break and waited for their lunch menu to be served so we could have a cabrito (goat) burger. Well, I must say, yum. The buns were good, the burgers were good, and we sat outside passing the time in a little covered table area. There was room for Raine to run and whoop and work off her energy. We saw a deer run across the road, through someone's yard and up the hill. The drive was some of the best scenery we saw all day. We met I-10 a little way out of San Antonio, and we were on our way.

We also had dinner with quite a few of our relatives. Our Aunt, of course, and her kids. All three of them were there. Her ex-husband dropped by with his son (younger than Raine) who was very cute, and didn't want to leave because he was having so much fun playing with Raine. Mark's teenaged son was very patient with the younger kids and played with them outside after we ate. It was nice to catch up on stuff, and see everyone, even though it makes me miss them even more, and miss being closer to them. Or at least feel like I'm missing out on that family interaction and camaraderie.

1 comment:

Fran said...

Oh my, it sounds like you had a good trip out, despite the traffic.

If you get a chance to post pictures, that'd be sweet too!