Blogs from Conroe, Texas, United States, North America


North America » United States » Texas » Conroe October 23rd 2016

Geo: 30.3122, -95.4559This morning we drove down to Conroe from Dallas with only one major slowdown just where I-45 intersects I-20. It took over an hour to go about three miles through a one-lane construction zone. When we got near Conroe, we made arrangements for a time to see Paula. Bill is working so we didn't get to see him, too. Philip and I picked up dinner from Dickey's and took it to their house at 5:00. Paula was standing in the driveway waiting to greet us when we arrived. The house is lovely with a fantastic array of fall decorations both inside and out. Bill is such a talented decorator! Paula had a treasure trove of goodies waiting for us. She and Bill (probably mostly Bill) had found Charles' army medals and uniform, a huge ... read more
Philip and Barbara

North America » United States » Texas » Conroe July 11th 2016

Geo: 30.3122, -95.4559It was hard to sleep last night knowing we had to be up early for our 9:50 flight. I was awake at 3:30 and could not go back to sleep. Yesterday, the hotel desk clerk said we should be at the airport three hours before departure. As it turned out, we got there and through all the lines and screenings well before 7:30 when they first opened the hall leading to our gate. I never know who to believe about times at airports. We could have slept a lot longer and still had plenty of time if we had left the hotel at 7:30 rather than 6:30 as we did. Global Entry did save us some waiting time on one of the lines. We have pre-cleared customs and immigration so changing planes in Chicago ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Conroe June 21st 2016

Geo: 30.3122, -95.4559After breakfast in the hotel again, we checked out and left to drive around Cleburne a bit. Philip had looked up and found the addresses of two homes where Aunt Nora and Uncle Doc lived about a hundred years ago. We also had an address for his office.The home on Willingham may have been there, but we were not sure. We found the house that should have been next door to it. Next to it was a fairly large open space that may have been enough room for a small house. Then next to that was another house which had the last digit of the address scratched out.The home on Anglin was definitely gone. That address has a bank parking lot in its spot. The doctor's office would have been on or one block ... read more
Uncle Doc's House or His Next Door Neighbor
Three Birthdays

North America » United States » Texas » Conroe March 27th 2015

Geo: 30.3122, -95.4559There was no need to hurry today, so we slept late and stayed at the hotel until about 11:00. Then we got back in the car for a few more hours to get to Conroe. We stopped for lunch at Dickeys Barbecue Pit. I could have barbecue every day of this trip. Dickeys was delicious and quite a good value with the senior discount. By the time we were finished with the late lunch, we were able to check into the hotel. Phil caught up on a little bit of schoolwork and I checked messages. We were scheduled to be at P&B's home at 4:00 and made it just on time. They were ready for us. We had a great time catching up; it's been about three years since we have seen them. The ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Conroe November 11th 2010

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.—Abraham Lincoln I hate camping. Or is it, “I am the sort of person who hates camping.” Or, “I’m the type who puts up with camping only when really good photo ops are involved.”? In the past year, I’ve been harassed, railroaded, and manipulated into temporary tent-living on multiple occasions, which would be odd for someone who actually hated camping. In each case, I had a specific rationale for overriding my dislike: I did it to get those Big Bend photos, to reconnect with a European friend who has romantic notions about the American Southwest, and because My Man really needed a nature transfusion. I did it for them, I told myself—I did it even though I Hate Camping. But this last bout has made ... read more

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