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Sunday, September 24, 2006 

Greetings from Houston

So I was in Houston this past weekend (9/22-9/24) for a little "work". I was able to check off Minute Maid Park off the list of MLB ballparks that Big Al has visited. Anyways, the Astros won 7-4, but I left at the 8th inning when the 'stros were up 4-3. Apparently, their closer gave up 1 run to the Cards and then Aubrey Huff hit a 3 run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th. Oh well. At least I beat traffic.

The rest of the weekend went great for "work". I was able to meet up with a bunch of vendors and potential customers. We'll see what happens in the next few months.

A few highlights of my trip:
Minute Maid Park
The Gallaria Mall (3rd largest in the company according to the Taxi driver)
Fogo de Chao Houston - This is 4 of 7 on my national Fogo de Chao tour. I have also been to the Dallas, Atlanta & Chicago outlets.

I had a mix-up in my departure airports on Sunday, 9/24. For the first time ever I attempted to get to the airport 2 hours early. (I usually get there 5 minutes early). For those unfamiliar with the Houston area, they have 2 airports - HOU & IAH. IAH is there big airport. I happened to fly in & out of HOU because I had to bounce out of Dallas (DFW) to get to San Jose. My shuttle picks me up at 8:50am for my 12:00pm flight. About 10am I find myself at IAH. To make a long story short, I had a special drive from IAH to HOU courtesy of the shuttle company with a little yelling on my behalf.