Thanks again, Nick! . . .

OK, how many readers think that the fact that Nick Russell left Texas for New Mexico yesterday, and that today we had the first nice day here in Houston in about two weeks, are connected?

Let’s see a show of hands.

“One, Two, Three, Fou . . .  OK.   Everyone thinks so.

Thanks Nick!

Today was another day of trying to wrap things up before we leave here in about 10 days.

Leaving the rig about 11:30, my first stop was at our doctor’s office to pick up the printouts of our lab results that were supposed to be ready.

But they weren’t. Or, at least, all of them weren’t. Only some.

My next stop was our optometrist to make appointments for Jan and I. I was able to get mine for 3:00 pm this afternoon, and Jan’s is set for 10:15 am Thursday morning.

Since I had a couple of hours to kill I decided to work on some things at a nearby client’s, before I ended up back at the doctor’s.

Thirty minutes later I at the Optical Department at a nearby Sam’s Club ordering my new glasses. Talk about a price difference! The exact same frames that are $94 at Wal-Mart are only $47 at Sam’s.

After stops at Home Depot and Lowe’s for some parts for a project I’m working on, and then dropping off our winter comforter at the cleaner’s, I finally headed home.

We have two comforters, a winter one and a summer one. The winter one is heavier, and we use it while we’re back in Texas. Then we have it cleaned and sealed in plastic, and then right before we leave, we drop it off at our storeroom and pick up our summer one that we had cleaned and stored right after we got here. It’s a vicious circle.

Getting back to the rig, we decided to have dinner at TopWater Grill located at April Fool Point on Galveston Bay. We drove down here a couple of weeks ago with Nick and Terry, but didn’t get to eat here.

TopWater Grill 1

We’ve been eating since it opened about 12 years ago, and have watched it grow from a small shack with about 5 tables and a bar, to a large, beautiful restaurant on the bay.

TopWater Grill

Unfortunately the place was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008 and it was a while before they rebuilt it. In fact this is is the first time we’ve been back since then.

But at least the scenic views haven’t changed.

TopWater Grill 2


And neither has the delicious food. These are Torpedoes, large breaded jalapenos stuffed with crabmeat and cheese. Really, really good.

So good that we ate two of them before I remembered to take a picture.

TopWater Grill Torpedoes


And this is my Fried Seafood Platter, with scallops, fish filets, fried shrimp, crabmeat-stuffed shrimp, and a stuffed crab, along with shrimp coleslaw and jalapeno hushpuppies.

TopWater Grill Seafood Platter


And did I mentioned the great views?

TopWater Grill 3


And of course, a really beautiful sunset when we got back to the park.

Galv Bay Sunset

Thanks again, Nick.


Thought for the Day:

“Take the high ground boy, or they’ll kick hell out of you in the valleys.”



3 Responses

  1. You’re welcome, Greg.

  2. Yep, the weather has changed here in AZ, the clouds are coming in as of this morning. Thank Greg for sending Nick here. The weather was good up until yesterday afternoon.

  3. Wilmer,

    Told ya’.

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