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Side Trips Make Work Travel Fun

Houston is a long, boring drive from Dallas… it’s only four hours, but there’s no scenery to speak of and perpetual highway construction that makes for a tiring trip.

UNLESS you scope out the cool spots to stop along the way. We missed some attractions on the way down, like the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, and Cooper Farms Peaches in Fairfield, but they’re on our list for the next trip. We planned to pick up their famous jerky at Woody’s Smokehouse in Centerville, but we were deep into plot development for our next novel and were miles past the turnoff when we realized it.

Then the fun began. We discovered Old Town Spring, TX. We started in the museum. A long-time resident of Spring gave us the history of the items on display and we were thoroughly enchanted with some of them. Can you believe they had a nursing display from the era of white caps and capes?

When was the last time you played checkers over a fabulous cup of coffee?

The point of the trip was our presentation at an international conference in Houston, and we had fun with the audience.

Author Partnering is a popular topic and we believe that it’s an excellent option for professionals who want to publish but have difficulty getting the job done alone.

The conference was held in Chinatown in Houston and a zillion impressive restaurants were just a hop, skip, and a jump from the hotel. You can’t beat experimentation with delicious food… most of the time I had no idea what I was eating, and it’s probably best that way!

We put the Huntsville Prison Museum on the list for next time and slowed to wave at Sam Houston on the way home.

We discovered that running away for a weekend is a super way to move our writing forward. We had one day working on our manuscript with no interruptions. We were amazed at how much we accomplished. Stay tuned. Against the World, the second novel in our Nurseketeers Series, should be available by the end of the year.

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