My apologies folks, typing on my portable device and because of auto spell have had to fix this more than once. Hopefully three times is a charm.
As a person who loves summer, there's heat, and then there's HEAT. Which is another way of saying that one of the advantages of road tripping, especially spontaneous, single road tripping is that you get to change your mind. And your itinerary.
Colorado heat is dry. Phoenix heat is dry. Texas heat, even in the north, even in Hill Country is humid, like a blanket, and makes you sweat buckets before you are even out the door.
All of which is to say that I have come to a convention in Houston the first three days in November. And since October fest and antique markets are one of the highlights of fall in texas Hill Country, I'll simply head down a full week or more early and enjoy some slightly cooler travel weather.
Meanwhile, I had a special drive on the way down through New Mexico, and am planing multiple side routes on the way home by way of Palo Duro Canyon. My daughter and I are pampering ourselves, eating out and more. And that trip to see my father in law that's far overdue? Will be a more extended stay, with mimosas and more as I sit next to (or even in) my sister in law's beautiful, in ground pool.
And so it goes this week in retirement. In Texas. In August.