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... amp; fire departments were around quite a bit (which was appreciated every time I found a child who had lost his/her parents). I’m the kind of person who feels guilty around law enforcement even though I haven’t done anything wrong so that made for an anxious evening for no reason at all.
We’ve been watching the first season of Ripper Street, a BBC show that focuses on a police detective and his ...
... A&M for his library because of the "Spirit of the Texas A&M Culture"! We visited during the Christmas break, so the campus was pretty empty, although the Library was beautifully decorated for Christmas. We were allowed to sit at President Bush's actual Oval Office desk. Bush played first base in baseball for Yale, and kept his mitt in one of the desk drawers (still ...
... was a metaphor for a renewed enthusiasm for everything. The billboards became more upbeat and amusing, the pace became more frenetic and there were more people and traffic about. This was especially true of our journey through Houston which was like being at Le Mans .
We stopped at the Houston Factory Outlets and Wendy was in heaven. Acres of shops selling pretty much every brand of clothing at what seemed to us huge discounts. The temperature ...
... there are always mountain views in the distance. In Texas, it was strange to see the green grass against a blue backdrop and no other obstructions. It felt like something was missing at first!
We took a few detours through neighborhoods around the ranch while we oohed and awed over private lakes and brickwork facades. Every house looked livable! It was fun to imagine relocating and fostering a Texas accent. I just have to get Chris on board...ha ha!
... you lemons, make lemonade" OK, I'm in. But when life gives you crosswinds what do you do with them? If you ride a bike, you deal with the wind. And you accept the fact that 90% of the time it feels like it's in your face. But if the winds are hard enough, even a crosswind saps your energy. You have to constantly lean into it and always be guarding against gusts that want to rip the bars from your hands. Whatever. I dealt with it.
Then I missed ...
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