In the small American Eagle seat, the fellow next to me pointed out that my jacket pocket had crossed over the armrest. So I contorted myself a bit to bring it over appropriately to "my side". I apparently was a bit too stylistic for my khakis, because when I was walking out of the plane,
I had a sensation that my khakis had come unzipped. They had not. They had a huge rip in them. Fortunately, my winter coat hid the rip.
I landed at about 6, and got my rental car. I decided to go to a drive-through window at a Church's chicken to avoid having to
go inside. I enjoyed eating the chicken in the parking lot. Then I went to my hotel, a La Quinta. I slept a fairly restless night.
My business finished some time after 10 a.m., but by the time I could get to my car and to the airport, I could not catch the next flight at 11:15.
My flight was not until 2.30, so I went to Lake Casa Blanca State Park. This lake is surrounded by the shrubby, tundra-y trees of
the Rio Grande Valley. I saw white pelicans, a jackrabbit, a little blue heron, great blue herons, great egrets, gulls, and a ladder-backed woodpecker who let me watch from very close as it hunted in a small tree for food. I then had cheese enchiladas in the great little airport cafe in the Laredo Airport.
My 2.30 plane did not take off until until 4 or so. Then I had to navigate my way from one DFW Airport terminal to another. I arrived home at 7 p.m.
This morning the termperature was in the mid-50s. I enjoyed walking in the park at noon.
I am still enjoying [re-]reading "Little Dorrit". Victorian novels are such an inspiration and influence for me.