Saturday, March 27

6:09 PM 3/27/2004
We are sitting in the Exxon Truck Stop north of El Campo Texas. We fought the wind all day,

it was a relief to stop. A bit ago I spotted a bird perched on a sign and used a bird book

given to me as a gift (Thanks Shipleys!)to identify it. It was a scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

I think it will be an early night. My butt is tired.

I do have an excellent Internet connection here. We are getting close to Houston so I

figured it might be a good one. I have checked the weather ahead and there is no mention of

winds. I sure like this connection for that reason.

Friday, March 26

12:03 PM 3/26/2004
This morning I opened the door for Angel and a half grown black cat stopped in the street and turned around. It made a few distress sounds and looked from me to Angel. I could tell it was very leery of me but curious about Angel. It moved cautiously closer and Angel started trilling to it! I haven't seen her do that since she met Buddy. It became obvious in a hurry that they could have become friends. They came together and touched noses. I woke Butch up to witness this phenomena. The cat could have been fast friends with Angel in a heartbeat but we could also tell it was used to being run off by those scary people in motorhomes so it didn't stick around long. Angel has been out looking for her new friend a couple of times today but I haven't seen it. No, we are NOT taking on another cat!

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."

--Dr. Seuss