Sunday, August 21, 2011

Short Drive to H-Town: Day 4

After two days in Lafayette, the day had arrived for us to continue proceeding west.  Luckily, we were in for a short trip as we only planned to go as far as Cypress, TX northwest of Houston to visit my parents and my youngest brother's family.

After packing up the car and getting Jupiter set up for her four month stay with Roxi's parents, we got on the road.  We had one more stop to make in Rayne, LA on the way to Houston to visit Roxi's grandfather and some of her aunts and cousins.  We spent about an hour and half visiting and then hit the road once and for all for the day. 

Lafayette to Houston is a short drive that we have made many times over the years so it was an easy afternoon.  We arrived in Cypress at about 5:30 to find that my family had planned a Hawai'ian themed birthday/going away party for us.  I'm not one to make a big deal about my birthday and this year I was especially preoccupied with all that has been going on with our move, but it was nice to be with family for the afternoon.

We had some great barbeque brisket, turkey and chicken with all the sides.  Throughout and after dinner we were thoroughly entertained by my nephew, Caden, including his modeling a grass skirt.  Driving across the country is no small task, but getting to visit with family and friends all along the way makes the journey much better.

Caden Models His Luau Attire

Day 4: Lafayette, LA to Cypress, TX, 245 miles

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