We have had a wonderful time visiting with Greg and Jan here at Galveston Bay RV Resort. But alas, it’s time to move on! There are still a lot of miles between us and Arizona and we have some stops to make along the way.
Yesterday started with lunch at King Food, a wonderful Chinese restaurant that Greg and Jan have been patronizing for decades. As in our first visit a few days ago, I had the fried rice and it was delicious. Terry had garlic shrimp, and Greg and Jan had the garlic chicken. It was all any of us could do to finish our meals because the portions are huge!
We stopped at WalMart to pick up a few things and then went to Fry’s Electronics, one of my favorite stores. I didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without, but I did see a few toys I’d sure like to have. Miss Terry did find a small crock pot, and Greg can never go to a place like this without walking out with some gadget or another, or components for one of his many projects.
Then we drove around for a while looking at some places we didn’t get a chance to visit this time around but look forward to seeing the next time we come through here.
Greg worked at the Johnson Space Center for many years, and NASA is a major employer in this area. We drove up past the space center, though there wasn’t a whole lot to see from the road.
Space Center Houston is the Visitor Center for the NASA facility.
A space capsule and a couple of jets were on display at the entrance. It was late in the day, so we didn’t stop but we added it to our bucket list.
Even the local McDonald’s has a NASA theme.
This impressive place was the summer home of the Rice family, of Rice University fame. If this was a summer home, imagine what their year-round residence must be like!
We drove around for a while longer, checking out some of the local RV parks, then we returned to the motorhome for while. I answered a few e-mails, checked my sales of Big Lake in the Amazon Kindle bookstore, and was happy to see that they are creeping back up towards previous levels before the slump of the last couple of days.
Then, while Miss Terry did some research online, I took a little nap. We have been having so much fun while we’ve been here that between playing tourist and our regular duties, we haven’t gotten as much sleep as we normally do. So I really appreciated stretching out on the couch for an hour or so.
A little before 7 P.M. we got together with Greg and Jan again and went out for a farewell dinner at La Brisa, a Mexican restaurant Terry really liked. We spent much of the time talking about our upcoming Arizona Gypsy Journal rally and my new book, Big Lake Lynching, which Jan is previewing and giving me her feedback on. She’s about halfway through and says she’s really liking it. Be watching for an announcement of its release in just a couple of days.
We’re leaving today and driving to Rockport, a little under 200 miles from here. Terry and I love the area around Rockport and Aransas Pass and we’re looking forward to stopping there for a few days. We have some friends and long-time readers we want to touch base with while we’re there, and we even know where there are some really good restaurants!