Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Leaving for Merida

Greg, Dave, Jason, David, John, & Alan

We began the day Sunday at 4:00 AM, where we quickly dressed and headed for the airport to begin the first leg of our trip. We walked off the plane in Houston at a little after 8:00 AM and minutes later were greeted by Alan's brother Dave and whisked away to Tomball, TX. We spent a very lovely day visiting Dave and Chris and two of our three nephews, David and Greg. We enjoyed a wonderful brunch and then took a stroll through the woods behind their home, accompanied by their two horses and two dogs. Along the trail, we encountered two snakes ( thankfully not poisonous) and a turtle.

After more great conversation we headed back to the airport for the 7:15 flight to MID. We had just enough time to visit the United Air Club and enjoyed a snack of fruit, cheese and crackers and coffee before boarding. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief time with Alan's family and will make a point to do this more with the long layovers in Houston.

Chris and the horses

Alan attempted to teach me to how to play chess on the flight to Merida. Needless to say, my brain was way too exhausted to grasp the intricacies of the game. Perhaps another time.


  1. Chess, after all that? I'm with you. My brain is fried by the second leg of that trip. I end up swiping my credit card into the tiny TV in front of me and watch any idiotic thing I can find. It's all my head can handle. By the time I'm in Merida, I'm on my second wind.

    I'm looking forward to hearing about our fair city. The weather forecast predicted cooler weather. How is it there?

  2. Lee, the weather is the best of any we've seen here, with warm days (no humidity to speak of) and cool nights with a refreshing breeze. I actually had to use additional covers on Sunday night. It is warming up a bit, but still very comfortable. I'll let you know how our mid-day trip to Uxmal and Yaxcopoil goes. I'll take this any day over the high humidity of our July trip.

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