I was born and raised in Houston, attended high school there but my roots are in north Harris County, in Klein. This past week I drove to Houston and gave a speech at the Bush Library on Cypresswood in the Spring/Klein area. Every time I visit, I am amazed at the changes and growth. The main Klein High School is now four stories high. Back in the 1990’s when my children attended the school was one story high. The shopping centers offer every kind of service and product imaginable. The restaurants are enticing. If I lived there I would most likely be broke, so many ways to spend money. Instead on my isolated ranch, there are no options for at least 25 miles and those are severely limited to gas and a couple of small restaurants. At 60 miles I can buy most things. I stayed with my son and daughter-in-law and we spent most of Tuesday in The Woodlands at the mall. I can’t remember the last time I visited a mall. I acted like country come to town, a victim of sensory overload. The first two hours were fun and then I was ready to leave. Besides my arms were full. I purchased some slacks, blouses and lots of good smelling stuff from Bath and Body Works. The Lego Store amazed me. My 4-year old grandson is a fanatic about Legos. Anything and everything was available. I think I’ll go back before Christmas. Maybe not. I’m quite spoiled by internet shopping.