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Weather is a broken record, cloudy with a threat of rain. About an 80% threat of rain this afternoon. So we made plans for the morning.
First, we go downtown to Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens. It was the home of the daughter and sons of the first Texas native governor. His last name was Hogg. The sons were Michael, William, and James. The daughter was given a family name, Ima. Our guide on the tour ...
After months of anticipation, today is the day I fly to Houston to meet Annette and begin our Mother/Daughter cruise!
PDX not busy on this Friday morning; breezed through ticketing and TSA and even had time to update my foot pics on the PDX carpet, both old and new. So much drama around the replacement of this iconic carpet Very Portland.
Got to ...
... br> exploration. It showed how the ISS was conceived and built, and discussed the cooperation between nations to build and operate it. There were great clips of space walks including one where the astronaut stepped back off the ISS with the earth in the background that made
many in the audience, including Barbara, groan. There was also information about the Orion project—travel to Mars. ...
... off into the distance. We are listening to Tom Petty, and the American soundtrack I brought on CD to play during these moments. Music really makes the place, and I was singing Glenn Campbells' Galveston, oh Galveston off key, before Jock told me to shut up and changed CD's. There's this incredibly dumb yet considerate feature on the stereo we have in the Mustang. With the top down it is "volume" limited, so you can't annoy people with it I guess by cruising down a ...
... them and then they'd tell us the Swahili word.
A few I recall that provoked much amusement were:
kuku = brother in Swahili, but poo in Hebrew
dada = sister in Swahili, father in english
mia = me in Swahili
Amidst much laughter and teasing, we finally made it to their house around midnight. It was lovely to see how easily they all connected with each other despite the language issues.
Saturday was a quiet start, followed by a ...