Daily Archives: February 23, 2017

No Smoked Butterscotch . . .

It was another travel day so we were out the door a little after 9, heading for Pearland about an hour and 45 minutes south.

We were there to take our long-time friend Bonnie out to lunch, and then spend some time together. We ended up at a nearby Chili’s for our meal, and we weren’t disappointed.

Jan had her favorite Margarita Chicken,

Chili's Margarita Chicken

while Bonnie tried our other favorite Grilled Caribbean Salad with Chicken.

Chili's Caribeean Salad

For my part, I’d recently seen the ads on TV for their new Smokehouse Combo, so I decided to give it a try.

Chili's Smokehouse Combo

It was good, but it would have been a lot better if we just hadn’t eaten at Rudy’s last weekend.The ribs and sausage just didn’t match up to Rudy’s meat and sauce, but overall it was a good meal, and I did have leftovers.

After lunch we went back to Bonnie’s to talk for a couple of hours before saying our goodbyes.


Then it was off to the  nearby Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club for a few things before we headed back home.

Of course by this time we were starting to encounter the beginnings of the Houston going-home traffic, so things slowed down a good bit. But finally we made it to Brandi’s to pick up our recently Amazon orders. We didn’t get to see anyone though since Brandi was still at work and Lowell and Landon were off getting haircuts.

Then right before we got back on I-10W we made a Starbuck’s stop for a couple of their seasonal Smoked Butterscotch Lattes. But even though it was still up on their menu board, AND I just saw a TV commercial for the flavor last night, the barista (baristaess?)  said they’ve been out of the flavor for several  weeks and won’t be getting anymore this year, and doesn’t know why  they’re still running ads for it. She said they get people in every day asking for the Smoked Butterscotch, and some leave when they find out it’s not available.

So this time we settle for our standard Cinnamon Dolce Lattes fort the road, finally  getting back to the rig about 6:45.

I mentioned yesterday how I was unable to get a reservation for one night at the end of April at the Turtle Beach Fish Camp Thousand Trails in California, and now I know  why.

It’s under 4 feet of water.

Blog reader Bill Duke commented that they just had to evacuate Turtle Beach and they don’t know when it will reopen. So I guess I’ll have to keep checking back.

Tomorrow and Saturday I’m back to working through my checklist. YAY!

Thought for the Day:

“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing” – Ralph Waldo Emerson