Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving in Texas

by Maggie Sefton

Hi, Folks----I'm down in Texas, between Houston and Galveston, to spend the Turkey Day holiday with daughter Serena and friends.  This will be a briefer post because it's been a LONG day into evening due to Winter Storm Boreas or whatever its name is sending snow and winter storms all through the nation's midsection which delayed flights everywhere.  My flight from Denver was delayed nearly an hour, but that's not a big deal.  We regular travelers are used to delays.  We cope.  But after I landed, got my luggage, and picked up my rental car, well. . . .that's when the real fun started.  (She says wryly).

You forget that the area of South Texas that encompasses Houston and Galveston have Serious Rainstorms.  By that, I mean, a deluge of Biblical proportions.  You may laugh.  But the rain is coming down in sheets, so thick you cannot even read street signs at night  Sigh. . . . let's just say it took me waaaaaaay longer in the rain and the rush hour traffic and the Rain and the missed turns and the RAIN.

Thank goodness a yummy dinner and big cup of hot tea awaited me.   And it's an early bedtime tonight because Serena will be up at 4:30am to leave at 5:30am for NASA.  I will leave at 6:30am to join a group of her close friends where we will go to NASA to watch an underwater demonstration of Serena and another astronaut doing their practice EVA tasks.  The underwater environment is the closest thing to the weightless that people experience in outer space.  Should be fun as well as educational.

Meanwhile, I'm already yawning and drifting off over the keyboard even as I type this.  I was awake this morning at 5:30am.   So. . .I will bid you all adieu until next week.  Check out my Maggie Sefton Author Facebook page this week because I hope to post some photos by Wednesday.  Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!