Longtime friends Jim and Terri drove down from Arlington to pal around with us last weekend, and we enjoyed their visit so much.
On the first evening, we ate at the Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant, a really good one, on Highway 2920 near Tomball and went on a boat tour of the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday afternoon. This free tour is sponsored by the Port of Houston authority and was well worth the hour or so that it took us to go from the turning basin past the I-610 bridge for seven miles down the channel. Although the narration was not always audible, we learned quite a bit about the Port of Houston that we didn't know, including its standing as second only to Rotterdam in the handling of petroleum product tonnage. The city fathers obviously had remarkable foresight back in 1912 when they were able to secure the funding for dredging Buffalo Bayou and creating the immense economic powerhouse that is the Port of Houston.
|View from the Tour Boat|
|Our Tour Boat, the Sam Houston|
|Sandy Won't Like This Photo, Snapped as the Wind Caught her Shirttail.|
|Jim and Terri at the Monument Inn|
|Terri Watches a Tanker From our Table at the Monument Inn|
Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life, and please forgive me if I don't appreciate it as I should each day.