October was an exciting month for Mr. C and I because my parents and sister came to visit us. Yay! They arrived on October 1, the day when President Obama announced the Government Shutdown after Congress failed to enact legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014. It was the third-longest government shutdown in US history after the 18-day shutdown in 1978 and 21-day 1995-1996 shutdown.
We planned to drive to Maryland to visit loved ones and then to Washington D.C. Oh well... all the museums were closed which meant we had the streets all to ourselves. LOL. We went to Mt. Vernon where we had a great time learning about George Washington and viewing all the museums. The drive home was long but fun! Mr. C drove 95% of the time - I drove 5% of the way, just to let him sleep. LOL. My dad insisted on driving but no way! He's a very good driver in Manila but we didn't want to satisfy his "need for speed" - not in the US and certainly not with us. LOL.
We had a busy schedule when we got back to Houston. Mom had to fly to San Diego for her reunion while my dad played golf with friends. We took my sister, who is into running , to Memorial were I surprisingly finished running 5k in under an hour after not being sedentary for a long time. Whew!
We were able to see Gary Thomas during one of his special engagement where I was able to let him sign my book.
A vacation in Texas won't be complete without a trip to San Antonio, right? Well, on the day that my Mom flew in from SD, we picked her at the airport and drove straight to San Antonio. We were able to see more of my dads relatives. It was during that drive that we were introduced to Buc-ee's. Wow, talk about clean and huge bathrooms and delicious beaver nuggets!
With good company comes great food and we had lots and lots of it!
Oh, so many fond memories etched in my mind.
It's almost 2014. See you tomorrow!
♥ michelle ♥