From Start To Finish . . .

Looking forward to our get-together, Jan and I were on our way up to the Spring Cypress area to the El Palenque Mexican Restaurant where we were meeting up with long-time friend’s Janice and Dave Evans, and Debi and Ed Hurlburt for lunch at noon.

Our Garmin GPS said it would take us about an hour, but with Houston traffic you never know. Normally I would check Waze to see if we needed to take the Hardy Tollroad bypass around downtown Houston, but today I decided to live dangerously and just wing it. And it all worked out.

This time.

It was really good to see everyone, especially Janice and Dave, since it’s been a couple of years since we’ve seen them. And of course it’s always good to see Debi and Ed too.

Everyone had something different I think, with Jan having their Rancho Grande, a grilled chicken breast with grilled shrimp all smothered in cheese.

El Palenque Rancho Grande

And if you’ve got to be ‘smothered’, cheese is the way to go. Plus Jan said it was really good.

I decided to try the Garden Fajitas, with beef, chicken, shrimp, bacon, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, also smothered in cheese.

El Palenque Garden Fajitas

Really, really delicious, and after I’d eaten all I could hold, I had even more left over for, well, leftovers.

We all had a great time catching up, so as usual lunch was over two hours long, but it seemed like a lot less since the company was so good.

El Palenque Bunch 20210415

So good, in fact, that we made a date for another get-together about a month from now. Already looking forward to it.

That’s Dave and Janice on the left, and Ed, my Jan, and Debi on the right.

As we were leaving the parking lot, we discovered that it seems that Batman has upgraded his Batmobile.

El Palenque Batman Bus

I wonder if he now just has Robin drive him from crime to crime, or maybe Alfred, I guess.

Coming home was also a smooth trip, with only a couple of slowdowns. and after a HEB and a Cowboy Coffee stop, we were home a little before 4pm.

A very nice day from start to finish.

Thought For The Day:

All men like to think they’re marrying nymphomaniacs. The problem is, after a few years the nympho leaves and the maniac stays.

3 Responses to From Start To Finish . . .

  1. Rob says:

    That Rancho Grande looks good!

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Greg. Speaking of Batman and Alfred in particular. Alfred Pennyworth. I hope you guys have been watching “Pennyworth”. We get it on Showcase up here in Canada.
    I thought it would be right up your alley Greg but a search of your blog shows no mention of it. So Its into season 2 now and really an excellent story about Alfies life after serving time in the SAS. Him and a marvelous cast of characters, including Bruce Waynes father, trying to save England from the Raven society in the mid 40’s it looks like.
    Great fun!

    • gregwhite says:


      I recognized the name Pennyworth, but hadn’t heard of the show.

      It looks interesting, and we’ll check it out.

      Thanks for the heads-up.


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