October 16, 2007

Fall Break

Here in Oklahoma our kids get a four day holiday the third week of October.

Technically they get five days because Wednesday is a teacher's inservice day.

We're going to Houston and Galveston.

Much of the first and last day we will be in the car driving with a teenage daughter, so I'll get to hear the famous question, "Are we there yet?" several times.

I hear Houston's traffic is a nightmare so if you don't hear from me again it will be because I am stuck on the Houston highways and can't get off.

It never fails, we always seem to be in the wrong lane when were trying to exit on a Texas highway. Then you have to go way out of your way to get back where you were trying to go in the first place.

We are going to visit the space center and go to the beach and look for hot guys. My daughter's words, not mine. I'll be keeping my eyes on my book, of course.

Last summer we went to South Padre Island and when we got home we cleaned sand for weeks. That stuff gets everywhere and it's sticky.

On the way back home, we were stopped several times to see if we were carrying illegal aliens.

One time I was asleep when we pulled up to a road block. No, I wasn't driving. The officer asked us what country we were from and I said Oklahoma. I'm not terribly intelligent when I first wake up.

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