Up over the storm

Travel is always unpredictable.

Storms sweep down from the north.

Hail in New Orleans, and a big temperature drop.

But!

My flight was only slightly delayed,

I got a window seat,

And a view of the skies over the clouds.

Stairs

I can’t resist a beautiful stairway.

Resting my hand on the balustrade,

Lightly stepping down,

Strongly stepping up,

Looking toward the destination,

Taking a moment to look around.

SANTA at the Farmer’s Market

When I spotted SANTA Jim’s sleigh in the parking lot, I had to go look for him.

But, like Christmas when I was a kid, when I tried to sneak a peak at him….poof he was gone.

I’m grateful for time to wander at the Farmer’s Market in Tomball, time to clean my house, and fresh tomatoes to snack on.

Refrigerator Art

Some of the treasures I got to bring back from Phoenix, was a little Art work and some photos to display on the fridge.

Handprints from the niece and nephews, and a couple of school photos.

It’s so nice to have such treasure to display again.

Grateful today

It’s May. Looking back over the last 30 days I realize that I got to see a great deal in April.

It was a daunting Travel month, but I made it through, and I had a pretty good time in the process. 6 flights, 4 states, (6 if you count The airports in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania). I drove 875 miles in Texas between Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Fredericksburg.

I’m so grateful to have gone to the Texas Capital to lobby for my Industry. 3 of the 5 bills we lobbied on, made it to the floor and passed both houses.

I’m also grateful to have gotten to spend a weekend in Fredericksburg, Tx with my husband.

I got to go the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey, Concord, And Boston MA, seeing so many wonderful people and things.

I’m grateful for the strength, freedom, and means to travel.

Staying at the fabulous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.

I finished up the month in San Antonio, Texas wandering the Riverwalk, and seeing the Beautiful Pearl District.

Inside the finishing tank

The Pearl Brewery in San Antonio has been transformed into an entire district of fabulous shops and a beautiful hotel.

The bar for the Hotel Emma is exquisite. Complete with the Distillery’s finishing tanks turned into cozy seating areas.

I thought the Story of the 3 Emma’s was hilarious. Otto was either really smart, having 2 mistresses with the same name as his wife, or really dumb for having 2 mistresses with the same name of his wife, as one of the mistresses shot him dead.

The Mrs. Emma Koehler went on to successfully run the brewery, and distillery all the way through Prohibition, and Pear Beer was the number one selling beer in the US from 1956 thru 1969.

Must have been all those happy German immigrants in Texas that made it so popular.

If you ever make it to San Antonio, I highly recommend the Pearl District for lots of cool spots to hang out, especially at the Hotel Emma.