It’s Been Fun

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292012
 

We have had a wonderful time visiting with Greg and Jan here at Galveston Bay RV Resort. But alas, it’s time to move on! There are still a lot of miles between us and Arizona and we have some stops to make along the way.

Yesterday started with lunch at King Food, a wonderful Chinese restaurant that Greg and Jan have been patronizing for decades. As in our first visit a few days ago, I had the fried rice and it was delicious. Terry had garlic shrimp, and Greg and Jan had the garlic chicken. It was all any of us could do to finish our meals because the portions are huge!

We stopped at WalMart to pick up a few things and then went to Fry’s Electronics, one of my favorite stores. I didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without, but I did see a few toys I’d sure like to have. Miss Terry did find a small crock pot, and Greg can never go to a place like this without walking out with some gadget or another, or components for one of his many projects.

Then we drove around for a while looking at some places we didn’t get a chance to visit this time around but look forward to seeing the next time we come through here.

Greg worked at the Johnson Space Center for many years, and NASA is a major employer in this area. We drove up past the space center, though there wasn’t a whole lot to see from the road.

Johnson Space Center sign

Space Center Houston is the Visitor Center for the NASA facility.

Space Center Houston sign

A space capsule and a couple of jets were on display at the entrance. It was late in the day, so we didn’t stop but we added it to our bucket list.

Space Capsule

Space Center Houston airplanes

Even the local McDonald’s has a NASA theme.

NASA McDonalds

This impressive place was the summer home of the Rice family, of Rice University fame. If this was a summer home, imagine what their year-round residence must be like!

Rice Summer Home

We drove around for a while longer, checking out some of the local RV parks, then we returned to the motorhome for while. I answered a few e-mails, checked my sales of Big Lake in the Amazon Kindle bookstore, and was happy to see that they are creeping back up towards previous levels before the slump of the last couple of days.

Then, while Miss Terry did some research online, I took a little nap. We have been having so much fun while we’ve been here that between playing tourist and our regular duties, we haven’t gotten as much sleep as we normally do. So I really appreciated stretching out on the couch for an hour or so.

A little before 7 P.M. we got together with Greg and Jan again and went out for a farewell dinner at La Brisa, a Mexican restaurant Terry really liked. We spent much of the time talking about our upcoming Arizona Gypsy Journal rally and my new book, Big Lake Lynching, which Jan is previewing and giving me her feedback on. She’s about halfway through and says she’s really liking it. Be watching for an announcement of its release in just a couple of days.

We’re leaving today and driving to Rockport, a little under 200 miles from here. Terry and I love the area around Rockport and Aransas Pass and we’re looking forward to stopping there for a few days. We have some friends and long-time readers we want to touch base with while we’re there, and we even know where there are some really good restaurants!

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  4 Responses to “It’s Been Fun”

  1. If you can be in Aransas Pass on Saturday, go to a bar called The Gaff. They have belt sander races on Saturday. They also make some of the best pizza I’ve ever eaten. If you have so much fun at the belt sander races you can’t stand it, come back on Sunday and they provide Chicken S___ Bingo for entertainment. I can elaborate on these two items if there is interest.

  2. we did an Easter sunrise service in Rockport at the Big shell at the beach. Have family in Aransas Pass

  3. Got my copy of Big Lake from Smashwords last week. It’s next on my reading list after I finish Sue Grafton’s latest.

  4. Have a great time in Rockport…are you still planning to come to the Alamo Area SKP Park? If so, the directions are kinda mucky in the Escapees book…if you put in 6200 County Road 5216, Hondo, TX 78861.

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