Ok, so I have been to America, it wasn’t on holiday, I went to see a dear friend and hopefully be of some use to her.
Carol, for that is her name, is being a wonderful caretaker for a relation who is being treated at a hospital in Houston. I couldn’t get a good flight to Houston on such short notice, but a friend adviced me to try Dallas, and he would drive me over to Houston, it was only 4,5 hours drive…..
The promise of being able to go and visit the Tutanchamun exibition was what won me over to the idea! So, on to Dallas. I flew KLM, one of these is mine:
I arrived at Dallas, and was picked up by my friend Q. I noticed that Texans like very large cars… I mean, one knows that, but to be surrounded by them is a bit overwhelming…
Q took me to my hotel, and was going to take me to a restaurant. A date! For those who read American Bedu, you’ll know how evil/fitnah that is!!!!!! Unfortunately, I had been awake of about 36 hours by that time, and while perfectely situated for a romantic and flirtatious dinner, by the time it arrived, something weird happened: I literally fell asleep sitting up! I managed to wake up in intervals, shove some food in, but then fell alseep again…
After what seemed like an age, Q dragged me to the car and drove me back to my hotel. I staggered to my room fell on the bed, and passed out. Somehow I woke up in the morning, after I managed to keep awake, Q took me to the Dallas Museum (second date!!!!) where we had a lovely lunch, really absolutely lovely! It’s a beautiful elegant restaurant as well. This was my first encounter with American ”service”. It is really lovely, one feels ”cared for”, almost everybody I met in Dallas and Houston is só nice and friendly and helpful!
Yummieeee! And totally healthy as well!
We roamed the museum, waiting for our time-slot for the tutanchamun exhibition, which has a lot of good stuff, I particular noticed this very elaborate horse-bit! 😉
We had a drink in the cafeteria, which has an enourmous glass wall, decorated with huge glass objects,
At last our time had come! We could enter the exhibition, we still had to que for (what seemed like) ages, but at last we were in!!!!! It was so wonderful, finally seeing some lovely pieces from Tutanchamun’s tombe, and those of his immediate family was for me a dream come true!
Q, thank you so much for making that possible!
After going through the exhibition we left Dallas, and drove towards Houston and Carol!