Monday, May 07, 2007

Family Time

Tomorrow we're headed to Texas. Time to see family. Time for some shopping. Time for friends. Time for some Texas food.

The shopping list is long. None of it a major item but lots of little stuff like a little whisk for salad dressings, a 9 inch springform pan for this amazing chocolate cheese cake recipe, fabric for curtains, the cosmetics I like. T-shirts....they never last more than one year. Either I get a stain on them or they fade from so many washings. And so the list goes.

Mike and Betsy's boys are in playoffs on their respective little league teams so we'll get to see some of the games. Maxwell is waiting to show me his new martial arts moves and Dexter...... well can't wait to see our clown.

We've lined up some visits with friends.....breakfast, lunch and dinners.

And I'm already thinking about Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. Yumm...... Good Company Seafood's campechano one day for lunch. A steak at Flemings. A burger at Someburger. Dinner at our neighborhood Italian restaurant, Patrenella's. A trip to Farmer's Market in hopes of finding fresh pinto beans. You can only get them fresh in the shell during May. Soooo much more delicious than the dried pinto beans. Okra and tomatoes, fresh cream peas. A trip to Central Market. Fiesta for live crabs....I hope they have them. I love to sit and pick crab meat, drink wine and talk. A big bowl of boiled shrimp. Sushi. Wow, I'm not sure I can get enough meals into three weeks to cover all of this.

And while we are back we are going to San Francisco for a few days.....more of our 50th Anniversary Celebration year.....a gift from Son #2.

Now all of these plans are in place and the plan is that we have a house/dog sitter because we want to leave Taylor here since we will be on the road so much. I think he knows he is getting left and just like a kid, he has been sick. First with an eye infection that has taken us three trips to the vet to clear up and then Sunday he had a little stomach upset. But all seems to be okay today.

So tomorrow morning we'll be headed North.


Babs said...

Have fun! We'll compare notes when we both get back from HOUSTON and our various trips!

pitchertaker said...

Travel safe....


Anonymous said...

Have a safe and fun trip! And eat a couple of crabs for me! Deb

La Gringa said...

It sounds wonderful! Have a great trip.

Brenda said...

Have a good trip, sounds like lots of fun things planned.