In between my class with the Lakeview Quilters and our evening lecture –I was driven out to Sylvan Beach in La Porte for a bit of water-sight-seeing!
Though it looks like this is the ocean, it’s not quite! It’s the Houston Ship Channel --
We didn’t see any ships or barges going up here, but I am told that if you stay around long enough you’ll see them on the horizon as they go through to their destinations.
My favorite thing this day? The Seagulls!
Can you tell? There is one adorning every pole!
And you can see the shipping cranes in the far horizon.
A long fishing pier makes its way out into the channel.
But since I couldn't go ON the pier without buying a pass --
I decided bird watching was more fun instead!
One on every pole! How close would they let me get?
Closer still! The black heads make them look like they are wearing white button down dress shirts with grey sport coats!
Okay lady, that’s TOO CLOSE for comfort --- and they all began to fly off ---
We’ll come back after she’s gone away!
Is she gone yet??
They were as tolerant of me as they could be until they saw that I wasn’t about to feed them anything ---
We had just a few minutes before needing to head over to set up for the lecture, but it was a nice break to walk the park, to smell the salty air, feel the wind in my hair and torment the birds from off of their perches…
As I made my way back to the car, I turned around to find that yet again……they had returned…and there was once more one gull on every post keeping watch over the shipping channel.
We've had a good day! I think I’ve found an outfit for my taping of The Quilt Show – simple twin set in light blue to be worn with my black pants I already have.
Lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen…..yummy salad. Only I dropped guacamole on my pants, and am now at Debbie’s house with laundry going!
We’ll head out as soon as that is dry for setting up for tonight’s presentation ---and after that I’ll be shuttled to my next guild location for tomorrow!
Missouri City, TX, I’m coming your way!