Going out to have “fun” always sounds like a good idea, right? Then I think about the traffic the crowds, the expense, and if I really want to leave my house… Husband and I are usually in agreement.
We actually tried to go out and do something last weekend that didn’t involve getting food or running errands, but it wasn’t to be. I suggested that we go to the gun show, just to browse, do something that seemed very Texas-like, maybe even end up with a small gift for my dad – a shirt or something else he would like. So, Husband and I drove the 15-20 minutes to venue, only to end up leaving because there was NO PARKING… not even for someone who drives a small mid-sized car. I realize that a gun show in a lot of places, especially in Texas, on Veteran’s Day would be a pretty hot ticket, but I wasn’t prepared for it to be that packed.
This is a recurring theme when Husband and I decide to do almost anything in our corner of Central Texas. You can’t eat at a restaurant without a wait, so you change your plans. Then you get stuck in traffic on your way there, wherever that might be, and then you can’t even park once you arrive. Over and over and over again, and it matters little what time of day of the week. If you do manage to make it to your destination and park your car, likely you will be too warn out to enjoy yourself, unless you take a nap first or you get a really early start.
I really appreciate just being at home. I’m not the biggest fan of cleaning, but I love hanging out and listening to music, playing with our two cats, or helping Husband cook meals. After driving to and from Austin for work four days a week, there is nothing like just being at home.