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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Convention Work - Mon.-Tues., Mar. 17-18

Monday morning, I was awakened by a text message from Snelling asking if I could fill-in for a no-show on the convention staff. I told her I was available. She said she would let me know by 9 a.m. if they needed me. (I had volunteered to work as a back-up in case someone didn't show up.)

By 9:30 no one had called me back, so I called Snelling and was told things were good, but she'd keep me posted. At 10:30 a.m., I had a call that they needed me to be a room monitor and to be at the Convention Center by 1 p.m. When I arrived, I was told lunch was provided in one of the conference rooms and to help myself. I had wild mushroom ravioli, roasted vegetables, rice, and a chicken and sausage andouille. Very tasty.

The seminar I was to monitor was from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Then that was it, I was done for the day. The Convention Center is only 3-1/2 miles from our RV park.

As I was driving home, I was able to capture this image of La Atorcha de la Amistad (Spanish for "The Torch of Friendship"). The sculpture, made of enameled iron, is almost 65' tall and weighs 45 tons. As it is in the middle of a traffic circle, I was able to take this photo while I waited for the light to turn green one-half block away.

The cats were being adorable when I got home, so here's a few more photos of the fur-kids.

Bowie and Sunnie

Monday evening, Bob and I went to 54th Street Grill & Bar for their St. Patrick's Day Special: Reuben or Turkey Reuben sandwich, fries and a 16 oz domestic green beer -- all for $10 per person. Now that was a bargain and a very tasty one at that. We declined dessert even though they have an awesome dessert menu. Yay for skipping the sugar high.

St. Patrick's Day Special - 54th Street Grill
Turkey Reuben, fries, 16 oz domestic beer
Around 7:30 p.m., I had a text message from Snelling asking if I could be at the Convention Center at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sure I could. 

Tuesday: This morning I worked as room monitor for another seminar from 8:00 to 9:30. That was it for today. I took a few photos in the Convention Center.

Lights over the escalator.
Statues of famous Texans.
Sam Houston
Quanah Parker, last great Comanche war chief
Then I settled in for an afternoon of bird watching out our window.

Red-winged blackbird
House sparrow
Mr. & Mrs. House Finch
White-winged dove
Brown-headed cowbird

Mourning dove
Travel Bug out.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful convention center.
    Bowie and Sunnie are so adorable. Thanks for sharing.


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