A Trip for my mother, Fee, to one of the few areas of the country she has NOT visited before;
A Retirement Celebration;
Girl’s Road Trip;
Enjoying the times of our lives.;
Following my retirement in August from an intense job of being the Director of the Center for Young Learners and area Head Start Director for a Texas Education Service Center, I focused my energies on planning a trip for my mom, sister, and myself to beautiful New England in the fall. Having experienced many hours previously creating Excel spreadsheets for a large budget, I decided to choose our tour by creating a large comparison chart of all of the New England Fall Foliage tours departing during peak projected leaf-turning times. A bit obsessive-compulsive you say; yes, but a wonderfully fun activity compared to managing a budget to serve eleven school districts in Head Start. After considerable deliberation, the Globus New England Classic Fall Foliage Tour won the prize, and the three of us coordinated plans to depart out of Houston on September 27th, 2008. Since my sister lived in Houston, it was reasonable for me to drive 3 hours to pick up mom and drive with her 4 hours to meet my sister in Houston. Although this was a great plan, following my sister’s cancellation, mom and I were still headed to Houston for departure to Boston where we would meet up with our tour.