Scribblings From the Desert

I am a published author and produced screenwriter living in Rancho Mirage, California with my wife, Beth, and two dogs, Crystal and Misty. I have spent most of my life in and around the Hollywood Motion Picture Business.

Location: Rancho Mirage, California, United States

Sunday, July 11, 2010

June 30th thru July 10th

Back from Texas trip Saturday, July 10.
We took off on June 30th heading for San Antonio, TX. Stopped for the night in Demming, NM and on to SA through a rainstorm caused by a hurricane in the gulf. Checked into The Menger Hotel and unpacked. AA Conventioneers everywhere - green neck band for ID Card around their necks. Picked up my scooter at the convention center and had first glimpse of size of crowd. Had something to eat then bed. On Friday we hung around the convention center and even tried to get into a meeting - full to the brim: we we're told you have to get to these meetings an hour beforehand. Lunch at center with Theresa from Squim. WA. Back to hotel - Try to go to opening meeting which was a mile walk and was turned away because of no more room for scooters on main floor. We figured you had to have been there two or three hours early to get a handicapped place. We went out on the town by ourselves indulging in an ice cream cone. Saturday, because of our previous experiences, we spent the whole day by ourselves; with a tour of The Alamo; a trolly tour with a politically correct driver/guide; early Mexican dinner on the Riverwalk; followed by a boat tour of the Riverwalk. Ice cream for desert while sitting in Alamo Square park across from hotel. Sunday we packed up and left for Austin. Check into motel in Round Rock. Drive over to Shannon's and Conrad's fro meet and greet and dinner. Monday: Beth and Shannon shop in San Marcos while Conrad and I stay home and watch TV. Girls back and we have taco dinner. Tuesday - important thing of day was picking up sister Linda and brother Colin and his Theresa from airport. Dinner together at Snannon's and Conrad's. Wednesday we talked. I don't recall if we went out. Probably did. Thursday we went to a museum in downtown Austin on the UT Campus. Dinner on Lake Travis at a Mexican spot. Friday we take off for home - stop for night in Demming, NM at same motel as always. Saturday we took off early and made it home by 2:00 p.m. - unloaded and unpacked and long nap for me.