Daily Archives: April 1, 2021

Good News . . .

Jan and I are still among the living, and our doctor says we’re liable to stay that way for a while longer.

But to find all this out, we were out the door about 7am, getting to the doctor’s office about 7:35. We waited about 10 minutes before calling to let them know we were there, and they said to come on in. And everything was very different from our last visits.

Before they only let Jan and I in one at a time, and no one was able to wait in the waiting area, but had to wait in their car until they called you.

But today they let both of us come together, as well as a couple of other patients. And the nurse in the reception area who checked us in and took our temperature, wasn’t even wearing a mask, though most of the other staff was.

The other thing that was unusual was that we were both done and out the door by 9, only a hour after we got there, and not the usual two hours. Nice, but it was kind of a problem with our lunch schedule.

Figuring we would be done between 10 and10:30, we had planned to make a Harbor Freight stop which would get us to our lunch destination right about 11. But now we had a extra hour to kill.

So we decided to head on down to the League City area for a car wash/vacuum, and then a quick stop by the HEB for some hibiscus food for Jan. And by the time we were done with that, a quick stop at HF and we were at the Texas Huddle Grille just a little before 11.

But on the way down to League City, we did see something new. A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drone. It passed over us as it landed at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, nee Ellington AFB. it was moving too quickly for me to get photo, but it looked like this.

Ellington MQ-9 Reaper Drone

What was kind of funny was that as it passed over over us, the next aircraft in the landing pattern right behind it looked to be a Cessna 172.

Ellington Field JRB is home to the 147th Attack Wing, who fly Reapers, and before this, MQ-1 Predators, on surveillance/attack missions around the world, but particularly, in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course the ones they’re flying here are for training.

Getting to Texas Huddle, we found a very nice, sports bar-themed place, with the usual ubiquitous TV’s lining the walls.

Texas Huddle Grille

Jan got a Mushroom Swiss Bacon Cheeseburger, but for her it’s a Mushroom Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger, with the Wedge Fries. While I got my long-awaited PB&J Bacon Cheeseburger.

Texas Huddle PB&J Burger

I’ll admit it doesn’t look very appetizing, but it was just as delicious as I hoped. Actually maybe, more so, since I had them bump the cheese up from Cheddar to their Ghost Pepper Jack Cheese, and then I added some of my Carolina Reaper flakes to bump it up a little more. Maybe a lot more.

Jan and I each took a bite of our respective burgers, and almost simultaneously said, “We’re coming back.”

And we definitely will.

Chris and Linda sent back some photos from their Utah trip. They got to their condo a little before 2pm our time and got settled in.

Chris' Utah Trip 1

Note the name on the hood of his Jeep. “Franken Jeep”

Chris' Utah Trip 2 Franken Jeep

As I mentioned yesterday, he pretty much built it using parts from a lot of other Jeeps.

Chris' Utah Trip 3

Chris' Utah Trip 4

Looks like they’re going to have fun.

Thought For The Day:

When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty. – Thomas Jefferson