Well after a rocky start, here I am in Houston, TX. We had a little mishap with Kevin's car, "the behemoth" as I call her, dying at the airport as we got our rental car.
Side note: As much as I hate SUVs, I am rather enjoying the Buick Rendevous we got. I feel dirty when I drive it tho and solace myself with the fact it's only for a week until I give up cars for a year (or more, hopefully).
Let's see, AL was uneventful, and we stopped in Jackson, MS to see one of Kev's old friends and have dinner at Cock of the Walk. It was a neat seafood place on the edge of the Resevior. I loved the menu. Catfish or Chicken Strips. Served with various sides like cole slaw, cornbread, etc etc. It was good.
Then there was Vicksburg, MS right before Lousiana. Where I went to my first Casino. I blew 10 dollars in a few minutes on penny slots and watched some people play blackjack but was too scared to sit down :) That, and I'm horrible at adding the cards correctly. That seriously hinders my game .. hehe.
So then we rolled into TX while I slept and then finally Houston!
So as we pull into Houston, Kevin gets to see the childlike side of me that's easily amused by tall buildings and shiny things. So as he pulls out the map to "navigate" I take a lovely downtown drive thru the city. Very nice on a Sunday afternoon. And surprisingly I didn't even go down any of the one way streets backwards ;) Yay me!
I got a bunch of pictures of buildings and stuff downtown. Which I'll get up on here soon.
So that's that. I think I'm going to go jump in that nice soft bed while I still can. Tomorrow we get our Visas at the consulate and then hopefully get all the way thru Texas.
LA or bust baby!