I am glad we got an early start and that it was a fairly cloudy day. Had forgotten what it was like to drive in heavy traffic and to encounter delays due to accidents. I guess living in Del Rio has made me soft.
The place we were going was only a block away from where we went last week. However, being in the Medical Center area there are a lot of buildings and offices but managed to get to the right place. Lucked out as they decided to take mom in before her scheduled appointment.
Since mother had to be fasting for her PET Scan, she was famished! She got to once again eat at Luby's her favorite cafeteria but this time at a different location from the one last week. I told the lady server that she wanted a Lou Ann special ( a small portion at a special price) but I guess she must of thought my mother really needed to eat....jajajajaja! No, she did not eat it all...we brought more than half of it home.
By contrast look at what I ate :-(
Quite by coincidence we ended up across from a Super Target in Balcones Heights. One of the things I miss most about Houston is shopping at Target, Academy, Harbor Freight, Staples and the .99 Cents Only Store. Bought a trunk full of paper goods and decided to head back home.
This location is rather tricky with all kinds of overhead bridges and I ended up heading west on I-10 though I came in on the 410 loop. No problem I thought, I can easily catch the cut-off to Del Rio. Got to Boerne, Texas but did not panic as I know there are some back roads that can get me to Hondo but darn it all...I never saw them. When I got to Welfare, Texas (never even knew such a town existed) pulled over to where a sheriff's car was parked, he suggested I turn around and head back to San Antonio and forget the back roads.
I lost a lot of time being lost and it was rush hour to boot. I was never so happy to see this sign pointing to highway 90-West.