Friday, January 18, 2013
Looking Back On Our Company Days
Remember these guys? We took our company out to see them and they were either not there or were away from the road. I know the Mr. Company would have loved seeing them. He was born and raised in Alaska so everything is so different here in south Texas he had a lot of interest. He said the thing he would not miss from here is the grass burrs. They are worse now as they are dry and stick to everything. Shoes bring them in on carpet and barefeet pick them up and they do hurt. I fight them in my yard but John's yard is much larger and he has a vacant lot so he lags behind in the grass burr department. We also visited Choke Canyon and ate at the restaurant that was formerly owned by Nolan Ryan the baseball player. He owns a ranch south of here and his beef is sold in some stores around here. Mr. Company ask how far the water freezes in that lake which was a funny question to John as water barely freezes in the birdbath here. Another difference in Alaska and south Texas. We took them to two of the Missions in San Antonio and he wanted to see where I lived in that area. We drove along the San Antonio river and also spent a couple of hours at the VA hospital so he could get his blood work since they are gone from home two months. Since they left here they have spent time in Florida at two relatives and are now on a cruise. We took them to Medina Lake where the water is very low because of lack of rainfall and the farmers irrigate from that lake and have been able to do that since it was built 100 years ago. The 100 year mark just passed and they are no longer permitted to drain from that lake. we ate a lot of meals at our hospital cafeteria. We have a chef there now with lots of different recipes so it's more like eating in a restaurant plus John and I get a good discount since we belong to a senior organization. We traveled lots of country roads to show Mr. Company how south Texans live. Mrs. Company was inclined to nap along the way. They should be here now, beautiful sunny spring days with no snow in sight which is what they were getting away from.