Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Memories, Music and Movies – 1985 Part Two – Medieval Fairs, Fire Ants and The Alamo by Sally Cronin
I cannot remember a time when music and movies where not a part of my life.
1985 Part Two – Medieval Fairs, Fire Ants and The Alamo
Last week I shared our arrival in Houston and some of our initial experiences part one of 1985. It was amazing how quickly we settled in to life in America. We were determined to make the most of our time there and whenever feasible I would join David for a long weekend in one of his various ports of call.
He was on the road most weeks and on the Friday afternoon I would drive to the airport and get a flight to Los Angeles, Washington, Seattle or Boston and we would then spend two days exploring the area and sampling local delicacies. We went to Disney World and on a paddle steamer in New Orleans and sampled the music and the gumbo in small hole in the wall cafes.
My parents both just into their 70s wanted to come and see us and once we were past the worst of the heat and the hurricane season, they arrived for three weeks a few days before our 5th wedding anniversary. Despite the long flight they were ready and raring to go the next morning and during the week I would drive to various tourist attractions within 100 miles or so in my new car; metallic pewter Ford Topaz with air conditioning and all mod cons.
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