|Beautiful Texas countryside|
|Icon of the west|
But we're riding a bicycle! We can't just flop over and sprawl across the road! So we are out here, sometimes until mid-afternoon, turning the pedals and moving on. When we step into the cafe or convenience store, we shudder with the sudden chill of being wet in the air conditioning. When we come out of the Jiffy Mart, our cell phones fog up. I had to retrieve something from the bike while we were at lunch, and joked to the fellow sitting outside to have a smoke, "Oh, darn! I was hoping we'd have a cold front while we were inside." The weather report lists a chance of thundershowers but as I told Roger today, they don't really cool anything off. They just pump more moisture into the air, as the rain evaporates from the hot roads and sidewalks.
So here you go - the definition of languor. I think it's the word of the day:
|Susan rode with us to town|
|Some businesses have opted out of open carry|
Also - we were intrigued by the signs we were seeing on the convenience stores and cafes. Then I remembered: Texas passed an "open carry" law a while back, and so businesses that wish to opt-out must post such a sign. I am actually encouraged to see how many of them there are. I guess not EVERYONE in Texas wants to have a gun hanging out.
|More of that "Texas Flag" love|
We arrived at my dear friend's home in mid-day. Marguerite and I have known each other since high school, which means I can call her one of my oldest friends, although we cannot be "old," can we? So that's not the right word! She and Bruce put together a righteous feed, including some beautiful steaks, vegetables, salad . . . ahh! And somehow I managed to not get a photo of the two of us, so that will have to wait until we go back through . . . after our trip down to Houston.
|Arriving at Marguerite's home|
|Because don't we all want donuts with our drive-through drinks?|
The day's report:
|Great bike trails through the Woodlands|
The route (definitely taking the "back roads" in to the megalopolis!) Click here for the secret way into the Woodlands