Accounts of our experiences and adventures

Month: February 2020

February 2020

February was a busy month for us.

We really enjoyed David staying with us on his short break between finishing his assignment in Birmingham, UK and moving to Chicago, IL for his next project.

David and all his bags on the way to Chicago, Houston, Texas, February 2020

We hope to visit David in Chicago before he moves on to Virginia Beach in May.

I was not able to do all the motorcycle rides that I had planned as we had the joy of looking after our granddaughter Evie after Charlotte was admitted to hospital in anticipation for the birth of the twins!

Evie showed me how to enjoy KBiK!

Evie on KBiK with Andy, Houston, Texas, February 2020

February 12th was a special day with the birth of the twins, Flynn and Georgina. Charlotte recovered quickly and we hope to welcome Flynn and Georgie home in March!

Evie’s reaction to seeing pictures of Flynn and Georgie, Houston, Texas, February 2020

RCMP Troop 11 40 year Reunion

In February we had a great time hosting the 40 year reunion for RCMP Troop 11 in Houston, TX. Kathy was able to meet up again with some of her RCMP Troop members from all over Canada. We stayed at hotel near Discovery Green in downtime Houston so we able to easily enjoy city attractions.

On Wednesday we took the Metrorail train down to the Museum District and enjoyed a special Exhibit of Norman Rockwell’s art work. After lunch at the MFAH we walked through the Cullen Sculpture Garden before taking the train back to the downtown area and the hotel.

Cloud Column at MFAH, RCMP Troop 11 40 year Reunion, Houston, Texas, February 2020

In the evening on Wednesday, we enjoyed the Manager’s Complimentary Reception at the hotel, after which we had dinner at Hearsay on the Green.

Hotel Manager’s Reception, RCMP Troop 11 40 year Reunion, Houston, Texas, February 2020
Dinner at Hearsay on the Green, RCMP Troop 11 40 year Reunion, Houston, Texas, February 2020

On Thursday, we went for lunch at Jackson St BBQ, a traditional Texas pit BBQ.

Lunch at Jackson St BBQ, RCMP Troop 11 40 year Reunion, Houston, Texas, February 2020
Lunch at Jackson St BBQ, RCMP Troop 11 40 year Reunion, Houston, Texas, February 2020

After lunch we walked down to Allen’s Landing and then along Buffalo Bayou to Sam Houston Park.

Walk along Buffalo Bayou, RCMP Troop 11 40 year Reunion, Houston, Texas, February 2020

In the evening we enjoyed the Manager’s Complimentary Reception at the hotel, after which we had dinner at Saint Arnold’s Brewery

Evening at Saint Arnold’s Brewery, RCMP Troop 11 40 year Reunion, Houston, Texas, February 2020

On Friday we drove south to League City to spend the whole day at Space Center Houston. We enjoyed the tour of NASA’s Johnson Space Center visiting the Houston Control Center, the Astronaut Training Center and Rocket Park.

On Friday evening we enjoyed traditional south Louisiana seafood dinner at the Ragin’ Cajun.

It was a very enjoyable reunion.

Prodigal Son

Our second son, David has spent the last three years working in Europe. Two years in Paris working at L’Oreal’s headquarters and then a year in Birmingham, England working for Jaguar-Land-Rover. We are very happy to welcome David back to Texas!

David arrives at IAH after three years in Europe
David arrives at IAH with his polo bike over his shoulder
Unloading the polo bike
Happy to be home!