Daily Archives: August 23, 2017

Chicken Fingers and Powerballs . . .

Today was another travel day, with Jan and I heading down to the Clear Lake area for a client visit for me, a Chris and Linda visit for Jan, and a King Food lunch for all of us.

So we were out the door by 9:45 and heading through downtown Houston a little bit later. We were mostly past the rush hour traffic, and luckily encountered no accidents, so we pulled into the King Food parking lot right at 11am and found Chris and Linda, our son and daughter-in-law waiting for us.

And after our usual delicious lunch, Jan headed home to spend the afternoon at Chris’, while I drove over to my client’s to spend the afternoon there.

I’ve spent the last few days telecommuting in to the office computers using TeamViewer, but there are some things better/easier done in person. I’m still trying to unravel some of this installation, which is really squirrelly in many places.

In fact one of the things I’m trying to straighten out is the mail program, aptly named SquirrelMail. And so it goes.

I picked up Jan about 3:45 and headed back up to Conroe. All things considered, the traffic wasn’t too bad, even getting through downtown Houston. Then coming out the north side of town, we took the 610 loop east for a couple of miles until we got on the Hardy Toll Road. Then it was 70 mph all the way up before it dumps back on i-45, passed the heaviest going-home traffic, and about 20 miles from the park.

Along the way we had decided to stop and have dinner at the Cane’s Chicken Fingers in Conroe before heading back to the rig.

Cane's Chicken Fingers 2

Cane’s has become pretty much our favorite chicken place since we first tried them in 2014 when we were on a gate near Bryan/College Station. Always really good.

Coming home we made a stop at a nearby O’Reilly’s for some hookup wire and then a convenience store for some $700+ Million Powerball Tickets.

They’re really made a lot of progress on the park paving, with all of the entrance way done,

Lake Conroe TT Paving 1

and down pass the Activity Center and the new large parking area.

Lake Conroe TT Paving 2

What I haven’t seen yet is any paving on the actual site roads, which is where it’s really needed in places. Hopefully they’re not stopping with just prettying up the entrance.

And even the new sites are progressing fairly well.

Lake Conroe TT - New Sites 2

Though I don’t think they’ll be ‘done by August’ as was initially said.

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Brandi originally had Landon’s birthday party scheduled for this Saturday at an outdoor entertainment center, but cancelled it due to the possible oncoming bad weather. But since the main attraction is a big waterslide, the kids probably wouldn’t mind.

Thought for the Day:

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


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