personal and travels

Trip to Houston

Jun 17, 2008 Author: admin | Filed under: Travels

Hello friends it has been a while. I am back and thanks for the messages and for visiting. Our last trip was towards Houston, Texas. From central Louisiana we left at one o’clock in the morning in order to beat the late morning and afternoon traffic in and out of Houston. We were picking up some construction materials from a certain company. It is better kasi to pick them up there than to be shipped to our house for in the long run, we could save good amount, and besides, we love to travel. On our way hubby pulled his unused acytelene tank on the trailer for his brother so we stopped at DeQuincy before daylight. We arrived to the company compounds in Houston just as we planned. And with the time we have, we could make it back without delay. These were what we traveled for, there were 8 of them rolling doors.
rolling doors

But our patience was tested in the heat on our way back. A hundred miles ahead one lane was closed so we were stuck in traffic for three good sun hours. It was so hot and the traffic congestion was endless. We just loosen up and observed the people, truck drivers going out of their vehicles for impatience and curiosity.

Houston traffic

Three hours was so long a time to be stuck in a very long traffic. But we were glad we reached home without any difficulty with the things we pulled by the truck.

vehicles in traffic

Going back to the USA

Feb 6, 2008 Author: admin | Filed under: hotels / flights, Personal, Travels

It would be a very long and exhausting days of traveling. But I am happy at least I am going back to hubby, though sad for leaving my family. My flight from Davao to Manila was good except that it was so early relative to my next flight to Guam. But it was okay to have layover for eight hours for I saved some with that and just spend some time in the airport. The advantage of being a Green Card holder is that a Filipino does not have to pay over a thousand peso travel tax, for if otherwise, I would have to change some currency to pay. I was so glad I was free. I was anxious a bit with security, because you see, I was bringing food items with me, boiled eggs, sandwich and spaghetti, that my sister and mother send with me so I could munch while waiting for departure. I was hailed and set aside for special inspection once in the three security level in Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila. They have to tighten more, maybe because just recently an advisory was flagged against Philippine airlines’ safety. The food saved me though, but they were plenty that I still have them back to our house in the USA. Hubby checked me in through the internet and the elite airline access really helped me because of the baggage I was carrying.

Philippines to USA

Hafa Adai! Glad we made it safe to Guam. I enjoyed the experience when I went down to a wrong place, I was the first to go through immgration inspection and so I went out first. When I made it back, I was glad that security tolerated what I brought with me. Of course they were okay. It was a good trip, we just stopped there for few hours until Hawaii.

Aloha! The time we landed Hawii we have to pick our baggages up and check it through again with security and immigration. I will not lie, I had to declare what I was bringing with me so I was put into agricultural check. The thing with bringing my baggages was that, their heavier than me. It is really nice to have good people who care to assist. I made it through okay. Food is alright as long as there are no fresh meat, fruits, and other products. I was saved the eggs I carried in my bag were cooked.

Welcome to Houston. That time it felt so long a flight, and it really was, and I was hurrying up to catch an earlier flight to Alexandria, Louisiana. I did not make it in the 20 minute layover so I have to wait my own scheduled departure which was eight hours away! That was killing me! I was so sleepy during the time, poor me, I was so tired. Thank God my flight to Alexandria was on-time. I am back to the USA!

Thank you for visiting!

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