As I write this we are on our way home from a whirlwind tour. Our problem has been that between my board meetings and hauling corn, and Marilyn's kennel business we have such a short time that we can be gone. The down side has been that we went right by bloggers I would like to have visited. Some in the middle of the night. John and Terah might not have appreciated a midnight visit with a 6:00 am start so we didn't call. Next time we will stop.
We visited one of my brothers in New Mexico. He is a very busy small animal Veterinarian. We were fortunate enough to have him block out enough time to play a round of golf. They have a beautiful home and the food and hospitality is always good down there whether we eat at home or go out to a Mexican restaurant.
I have another brother wintering in Corpus Christi so we rifled down there. The trip was into the teeth of a 40 mph wind. The wind coupled with the 80 mph speed limit meant that we quit bragging about the good mileage our pickup was getting.
We stayed in Corpus Sunday through Thursday and got in three rounds of golf. We also toured the area including a trip down to the King Ranch. My brother had just purchased a King Ranch Edition Ford F-150 so we needed to take it down home. I don't think the pickup cared.
On the way home we've had just enough time to visit Marilyns relatives in Houston and Dallas and one of my sisters in Tulsa. We are in the middle of those visits and know they will be great and of course way too brief. Then it will be back to the salt mines.
Next year I hope to do something similar but with another week added to it to allow a visit to Adi and Lucy and others.
In the "Well Duh" department: I used an ATM machine in a restaurant while in Corpus. It kicks out only $20 dollar bills. I had my choice of $20-$40-$60-$80-$100-or Other. Wanting $200 I clicked Other. I then typed in $200. The next screen said: Sorry, $100 is the maximum this machine will dispense. I simply stared at the machine over the top of my reading glasses the same as if it had been a human that had offered it.