Today is my last day in Houston! It's been a lot of fun visiting with Manda and Ben and meeting Polly (Ben's mom) and Judy (his aunt). Today we're going to brunch, and then it'll be time to go to the airport and go home.
The weather has been gorgeous- low 70's, low humidity- the perfect time to visit Texas.
The flight out from Philly was delayed, and didn't leave til 7 p.m. We must not have had good winds, because it was a full 3.5 hour flight and seemed to go on forever. It was nice and smooth, which was good. Manda picked me up at the airport, and we came back to her apartment and visited.
Friday morning we went to Quakertown Quilts, then to a cute teashop for lunch, then to another fabric/quilt shop called Sew Contempo, which is really close to Manda's. Then back to her apartment for a nap. Polly and Judy got in about 4.30. They were having a barbecue at NASA to celebrate a sucessful mission, and Ben had permission from his team leader to bring us. Afterward, we came back here for dessert and to get acquainted- we talked til midnight.
Saturday we went to a little farmer's market, and we all bought homemade soap. Then off to lunch at La Madeline's, which is Steph's favorite place. Then we split up- Polly wanted to sit by the pool, and the rest of us wanted to relax for a while. We got together again for dinner, then back to Manda's so she could show the pix of her trips. More chatting til midnight.
It's been a fun trip, and a good distraction. Today is two years since Dad died, and I don't want to dwell on it, so keeping busy is good.
And so it goes!
Holly, in Houston