Writing this from the Best Western in North Houston. We're "good to go"...as they say. Louise's preparations (you know how it is lads) allow me time to do an update.
We've got a 5 hour drive to Laredo. Hoping to get off 8ish and have some luck with the rush-hour traffic!? At least we'll be heading OUT.
IF I connect we'll move on to Del Rio this evening to give us a head start tomorrow for my "far west" targets. I might even see a Golden Eagle in Texas?