It's been one of those days when you don't stop from sunrise 'til sunset.
Like floating down a lazy river in Texas. Because, if you remember, rivers are the infrastructure of choice when it comes to travel in Central Texas.
Here is where it begins and ends......
I have highlighted my travels this past Saturday for you on this River Map of Texas.
That's home there in Killeen, and after my early morning book signing trip, see Saturday, Part I, I headed to the City of Lampasas for my granddaughter's basketball tournament. The population of the town of Lampasas is about the same as one basketball team with four alternate players.
The family wouldn't miss a tournament for the world.
Neither would this guy...who doesn't have a horse in the tournament. He likes basketball, any basketball.....plain and simple.
We watched my granddaughter shout orders to her teammates on the court...
and from the side lines.
After traveling back home...I changed clothes and headed out to a birthday party for one of my neighbors in the Compound....Donna. Donna invited everyone to her daughter's home to celebrate. She is one of the Aqua Aerobics members, and more specifically, Donna is the one who said Theodore Kaczynski, the Una bomber, was her pen pal.
Donna gets two birthday cakes...one huge one to serve to the 85 guests, and one small one for the candles. It seems last year Donna blew so hard she ended up spitting all over the cake...and no one would eat it.
After Donna opened her gifts of cigars, booze and bath salts, I bid her farewell and best wishes....even though the sun was setting, my day wasn't done.
See here on the map? I headed north on the faux river known as the I35 corridor past the city of Waco to Bellmead Texas, which is really still Waco.
I arrived just in the nick of time to watch the first of two baseball games for my grandson.
This one, with the goofy smile!
And remember the basketball player?
She was there too....to
The last game was yet to be played, and it was after 9pm. Since it would be after 11 PM when the game would end, and the next game was early Sunday morning, the team parents decided to get hotel rooms so they could
I had other priorities.......
Making sure He didn't spend the night alone.