Howdy, ya'all. How's your mama an' daddy an' 'em?
An old friend taught me that that's how they say things down in the Great State of Texas. And, although the name of the state ends in an "s," you actually pronounce it with a "z." End of cultural lesson.
I'm taking my husband to Plano for the first time next week to visit my sister and her family. (Note to burglars: No, we are not leaving the house empty. Everyone else will be at home.)
Tony's asking: What's there to do in Texas? He's a wine lover and an excellent cook, so I want to take him to the Central Market. I found some great steak rubs there on my last visit. This year, they are having the Passporte España during the month of May. Ummm... tapas and paella! Unfortunately, it ends before we arrive, and our consolation prize is an all-you-can-eat shrimp boil.
We'll probably go to Dallas at some point. I'd like to see the JFK Museum at Dealey Plaza, which was closed on my last visit. Other than that, I'm looking forward to meeting my niece's new daughter, seeing my other niece as she's prepping to graduate, seeing my nephew for the first time since he came home from serving in the military, and visiting my oldest niece and her family in their "new" home. (New to me, that is.) I've missed a lot of family milestones.
Then there's the shopping... shhh!