Nick’s Here . . .

and so is the bad weather.

It was bright and sunny all morning and then Nick and Terry showed up a little after 1pm.

And of course the clouds rolled in.

But we ignored the weather, just having a great time being back together with good friends. We haven’t seen Nick and Terry since the end of October so we had a lot of catching up to do.

So as soon as they were hooked up at the site, and settled up at the office, we headed out for lunch at Outrigger’s, one of our favorite local seafood places. It’s located underneath the Kemah Bridge on the Clear Lake Channel just off Galveston Bay, and part of the fun is watching the many birds around the area.

Outriggers Pelican and Egret

This pelican and egret seemed to be trying to stare each other down. They just stood like that for a good while.

As usual we spent a lot of time talking after we finished eating, just enjoying old friends.

On the way home we drove around the area, showing Nick and Terry some of the sights. Nick and I also checked out a nearby gun range, where we hope we’ll have time to go punch some holes in targets.

When we got back to the park they came over to our rig and we talked even more.

Hey, we have a lot to catch up on for the last three months!

Later, about 6:45 we all headed up to La Brisa, to meet our son Chris, his wife Linda, and our granddaughter Piper, for dinner.

After two hours of great food and conversation we called it a night and everyone headed home.

Tomorrow we’re heading into Houston for some shopping and eating, two of our favorite things.

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Thought for the Day:

“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment – that which they cannot anticipate.” – Sun Tzu

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