TEXAS TWO STOP
It is fitting that this summer would end with a double dose of Texas - call it my Texas two stop. I made it to the metropolis of Houston and then up to the panhandle of Texas to the modest town of Lubbock. In Houston, I took part in the Brillant Lecture Series - a strategic program designed to inspire the local community with some very fascinating people. Quite honestly, I am humbled and a little blown away that I was asked to participate in this lecture series. Other speakers in the current series include: Sir Sidney Poitier, Queen Noor of Jordan, Dame Julie Andrews, Diana Ross, Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Carl Rove. The Hotel Granduca where the event took place put on a great show in conjunction with the Chandon Winery from California. The chefs created a tremendous array of canapes in the White House style. I had a wonderful time and the people of Houston could not have been better. I can't wait to get back. To see a slideshow of this event click here.
Houston - Don, Stephanie & Bill
My next stop was Lubbock. Lubbock was about as close in likeness to Houston as the 574 miles between the two cities. In this town, I experienced a real taste of Texas hospitality. The mayor was kind enough to send me a certificate making me an honorary citizen of Lubbock. It was a great way to end the White House style dinner I did for the guests of the Lubbock Club.
Cotton Module Bale Lubbock, TX- Photo by David Kozlowski -dallasphotoworks.com