Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Arriving in Houston - Day 1

Our flight from Orlando was going fine until we got near to Houston. Due to wind shears at the airport, we were put into a holding pattern for over an hour. The pilot talked about potentially having to fly to New Orleans to refuel. Fortunately, the winds died down a bit and we were able to land.

After picking up the rental car we pulled out our directions from Debbie McFadden and hit the Houston highways. Debbie is Sue Havel's sister. Debbie lives in Houston and has been a tremendous help to us. She scoped out the various extended stay facilities and provided us directions on how to get to there from the airport. Getting there was harder than you would think. The quarters we were given at church were a big help. Thanks! Debbie's directions were fabulous. We didn't make a wrong turn once. I can't really describe the highway system here so I'm going to take a picture of it and post it here later.

The Candlewood Suites are wonderful. As we walked in to register, a young woman was dropping off a few presents at the counter. As she was walking out she looked at us and asked if we were the Fernandezs. It was Debbie. She says she doesn't look like Sue but after a few minutes you know they're sisters. On top of everything she has already done for us she brought us flowers, household stuff, cards, crossword puzzles, pens and hand written maps to the clininc and places to eat and shop. Thank you Debbie!

Marie and I went to Cafe Express for dinner. Marie had the Veggie Chef salad with a glass of water. I had the Chilled Shrimp Campeche with Avocado and Chipolte Sauce and the Spinach & Penne Pasta salad. The salads were wonderful. The Black Currant Tea was also very good.

Eau Gallie played Bayside on Tuesday and won 4-3. Stefan had two assists.


Anonymous Josie Braddy said...

Hi Marie and Al!

We're glad you all made it safe and sound, and that Debbie has been such a big help! We'll continue praying for you all daily.

God Bless!
The Braddy's

2:36 PM  

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