Sunday, May 11, 2008

Houston is a TRIP!




Even though I grew up here, I'm still in awe when I drive into town. Yesterday I started in Conroe to run a 5k trail run at the Conroe YMCA. I got lost and was late. When I did show up with my trusty running buddy Tessie (my border collie), I was told "No dogs allowed on the course". At this point, I was steamed! I started to leave then thought, "it's not their fault that I'm miffed, it's mine". So I put the dog in the car and ran the race (window down, overcast, not hot). I started 25 minutes late! Nice course, well organized race.

After lunch, I headed down to Allen Parkway for the Houston Art Car Parade. Talk about crazy people! There were freaks as far as the eye could see. There were some really trippy entries! I was on my way to a Crawfish Boil over at Cee San Machine and Fabrication, but figured I'd go check out the parade first. I saw my friends Larry and Julie and hopped in their cool RV (they were in the parade in their RV)....so I guess I was in the parade, eh?!

On the way to the parade, I got lost in River Oaks. Where do these people get all that MONEY? Unbelievable show of wealth around here. In addition to seeing many multi-million dollar homes, I saw 2 Bentleys, 2 Astin Martin DB-9's (very cool cars!), tons of other high-end stuff. While driving through River Oaks, a lady in a very expensive Mercedes almost hit me head on, in a slow neighborhood. She was talking on the phone and was OBLIVIOUS to the presence of me and the car I was driving. I swerved big time to avert collision. Even swerving and laying on the horn probably wasn't noticed, either...

Then I went to Cee San for crawfish boil, lots of fun people, keg beer, laughs....followed by going home and cutting the grass....I need a work week to recover from the weekend....Houston's a trip!

5 comments:

L said...

So you were in the Art Car Parade....does that mean you are a freak too? Thanks for dropping by for a short visit. Lunch????

Evan said...

A freak, me? Sure. In retrospect, I should have picked up your wife's bra (was hanging in the back of the RV) and waved it out of the window to the crowds of crazies!! THAT would have WON the event for you guys! Next time! ;)

K said...

Nice to meet you in Bloggerdom, Evan. I'm sure we'll run into each other around town.

Evan said...

Hey K! I love running the RTW races, provided there's not a scheduling conflict with other races....I run with my Border Collie, Tessie....If you should see us, please introduce yourself! Yeah, I'll see you around now that my anonymity is gone and I have all these new friends... ;)

Pandora said...

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