7 Days to Go . . .

I spent this morning trying to finish up some more projects around the rig, getting us ready to leave a week from today. Unfortunately it seems the more tasks I complete, the more I have left to do.

About noon I headed up to Clear Lake to finish up at a client’s house, working on both his computer, and his entertainment system. It’s always something.

I had installed and configured this system several years ago,  with a 60” TV, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound system, and a computer that controls everything. The problem turned out to be that someone had been playing with some of the sound settings and that knocked out the sound coming from Netflix through the computer.

Heading home about 3:30, I made a quick stop at another clients for a few minutes to see if a problem I’d worked on a few days ago was still fixed.

About 5 PM Jan and I headed up to La Porte to meet Chris, Linda, and Piper for dinner at Monument Inn, located right on the Houston Ship Channel. And right next door to the San Jacinto Monument and the Battleship Texas.

Twelve feet taller than the Washington Monument, the San Jacinto Monument commemorates Sam Houston’s Army of Texas’ defeat of General Santa Ana on April 21, 1836.

San Jacinto Monument

This led to the establishment of the Republic of Texas, later to be admitted to the Union in 1845 as the state of Texas.

The Battleship Texas, launched in 1912, fought in both World Wars, and in WW2 participated in both the D-Day Landings in France, and the Battle of Iwo Jima in the Pacific. Further, it was the first US battleship to mount anti-aircraft guns, and the first US battleship to launch an airplane from a catapult.

Battleship Texas

A real piece of history.

We eaten here with the family a number times over the years, but our most recent visit was about two years with Nick and Terry Russell, and Rudy and Caroline Legett of Aqua-Hot fame.

One of Monument Inn’s special offerings is their All You Can Eat seafood platter, with boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried catfish, and French fries. More than I can eat, but Chris gave it a valiant try.

And I even got our beautiful granddaughter Piper to let me take her photo.

Piper at Monumen2t Inn

Tomorrow, more chores and more client stuff.

Thought for the Day:

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" – Richard Feynman



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