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Apr 20, 2019 - Crighton Theatre – “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Tonight I went on the CARE bus to the Crighton Theatre in Conroe, to see a performance of Wendy Kesselman’s new adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank”. It was nominated for a Tony when it first opened on Broadway and it includes information from the 1991 re-release of Anne’s diary. The girl who played Anne Frank is only 13 years old, the same age as Anne was when she began writing in her diary. It was very well done. It is sobering to think of how brutal some people can be to their fellow human beings; such atrocities didn’t begin with the...

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Apr 16, 2019 - Visit with Orthopedic Surgeon

This morning I had a visit at Houston Methodist Hospital in The Woodlands with Dr. Palmer to discuss the possibility of doing some repair surgery to my spine. One of his specialties is treating spinal trauma. I’ve been in pain in the middle thoracic (shoulder blade) area since a seat back mishap in August 2014. I’ve tried everything I can think of or learn about to get relief, but nothing so far has done the trick. Today was my last-ditch effort to find a solution. Dr. Palmer said that the damage could be repaired but that it would be...

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Apr 11, 2019 - George H W Bush Library and Museum

Today I went with a group from Central Baptist Church (28 people in two buses) to College Station to visit the George H W Bush Library and Museum. We left at 8:15 and stopped in Bryan to have an early lunch at the Cracker Barrel. Then we went on to the Bush Library, where we stayed until late afternoon. The weather was just about perfect for the outing. I last visited the library in 2003, so there were a lot of changes. ROUTE: US 190 W => TX 30 W => FM 158 W => TX 6 S => FM 60 W (University Avenue)

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Jan 7, 2019 - Texas A&M and Bush Library

My plan on Sunday was to knock off an item on my Texas wish list, drive through the Texas A&M campus and then return to my 5th wheel. Monday was supposed to be a sunnier day so I was going to save it for my visit to the George Bush Library and gravesite. I fulfilled the first wish, drove through the campus as planned and then decided to stop by the Bush Library and take some photos in the late afternoon sun. That worked too, but I wasn't going to see the library that day or the next. Due to the government shutdown, the library was closed. I...

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Jan 6, 2019 - Heading a wee bit North to College Station

It took longer to drive the 128 miles to College Station than I had expected. Just north of Houston, we came to a dead stop and whatever happened kept us stopped for one hour and twenty minutes. The accident was only about a quarter mile or less in front of me, but I couldn't see anything. Two ambulances and a fire truck squeezed by us on the outside shoulder. I think much of the time spent was doing clean-up, for when we started moving, all three lanes were clear and wide open. Once I got off one of the main arteries through Texas, the...

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Jun 23, 2015 - George H. W. Bush Presidential Library

As with the other 4 Presidential Libraries that we have visited, there is more than you can read, listen, and see in 3 or 4 hours. George Bush has lead an interesting life going from one of the youngest combat pilots in the US Navy to President of the United States. In between he left a fairly comfortable life in New England after graduating from Yale to move his family to Texas to get involved with the booming oil industry. Eventually he took a gamble and started an oil company that was successful and eventually deployed the first 3-legged...

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Jun 22, 2015 - We're in Aggieland

We left the Gulf Coast today and headed north and wound up in Bryan, TX. Everything in this area is Aggie this and Aggie that because it's the home of Texas A&M University. We're staying in Aggieland RV Park. When I logged on to the park wifi, the first message was that all sites are sold out for the 2015 Aggie football season. We sat down and talked to a couple of folks from the Waco area last night, and were amazed at the number of sporting events, both men's and women's that they attend at Baylor University. I'm not a big college sports...

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2015 Texas Trek

Feb 25, 2015 - College Station,Texas

Leaving Kingsville we headed up Hwy 77 to Hwy 21 to Hwy 47 to Hwy 60 to FM 2818 where we arrived at Holiday RV Park in College Station. Out our back windows we could see Texas A & M stadium. This is the home of the main campus of Texas A&M Aggies. The town is 98,000 in population with 58,000 students enrolled at Texas A&M. Busy city and definitely a college town. The reason for our stay here is to visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library on the college campus. A beautiful library and again learned so much about the man before his...

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Jan 28, 2015 - Bryan/College Station Texas

Today is the day I have been looking forward to for the last few months as we talked about this trip. We will visit the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station Texas. It is recommended to a lot 1.5 hours for the visit, we ended up there for 3 hours. So much history to see and read about, just to walk thru would be a waste of time. This is now off our bucket list, next is in Dallas, the George Bush Presidential Library. Hope you enjoy the pictures. We made a stop on the way back at...

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2015 Westward Ho

Jan 27, 2015 - Bryan/College Station Texas

Today we will be a short drive to Bryan/College Station Texas. It is only 137 miles which is a nice drive for us. Down here the speed limit on the 2 lane side roads is 70 miles per hour and on the expressways it is 75 miles per hour. On the expressway I can understand, but on 2 lane side roads it appears a little fast, but here in Texas they march to a different tune. We will get to Primrose RV Park around 12:30 pm which gives us the day to relax and sit around. Arrived at the park and found we had a concrete pad with 50 amp, Wi-Fi, cable...

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Sep 6, 2014 - George Bush Presidential Library

Our reason for being where we are is that we wanted to visit the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station. We learned that President Bush chose the campus of Texas A & M as the site of his presidential library because he liked the atmosphere at the university. We were a little concerned that the traffic related to all the people in town for the big football game tonight might make it difficult to move around the city but it wasn't bad. The campus is spread out over many miles and there are wide roads on which to travel. We spent...

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Apr 9, 2014 - Yahoo! Texas!

Texas our 5th state. 196 miles today for a grand 4 day total of 945 miles. After a good nights rest at Toledo State Park, LA. We crossed the Toledo Bend Reservoir into the great state of Texas with a loud Yahooooo! Dennis radioed that he would look for a local eating place in the next small town. Hello Burkville TX. Welcome to the Boots restaurant THE BEST LITTLE RESTAURANT IN TEXAS. While we ate, we watched the TX State Patrol duo make 4 vehicle stops in the same 250 foot of road, sometimes not even moving their car. With fresh vision of...

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