27 June 2009
Welcome to Texas, under clear skies and 102°F
Occasionally there are some pretty places here, but not like the miles an miles of beautiful scenery that we just left this morning...sigh.... The people were polite and correct and proud of their culture. Dad threw a small welcome home party for me and my mom - very nice, but omg are we tired. He really missed her something fierce - happy to help, Dad.
Our revelers here provided some stark contrast to the civility and sweetness surrounding everything we did for the last 10 days. Gosh... even the way we eat is different. The flight attendant on the plane (badge said security), politely corrected me when I requested coffee at 10:00 AM - champagne, juice, water..., but cafe, no, eet is far too late, or pear-aaps too early for apres lunch.
I'm certain to have many small differences to share over the next few days, and now looking forward to my nice bed soon. Several of my cousins were here tonight and the closest one to my age invited me to go hiking - beginning tomorrow - in Colorado, Utah & Arizona. Kayaking, tent camping, Grand Canyon stuff... I just don't know....