I’m back in town after attending the Self-Reliance Expo in Mesquite, Texas last weekend. It was held at the Mesquite Convention Center at the Hampton Inn. Doors opened on Friday with the event ending on Saturday evening.
I enjoyed the time there, although I was unable to visit all of the exhibitors and vendors because I was working with LPC Survival, Ltd., answering questions and educating individuals on the self-reliant products of GoBerkey.com. I enjoyed talking with the people of Texas a great deal!
Texas is a beautiful state with lots of land, undeveloped land. Hopefully, tons of Californians won’t discover it’s beauty…this will keep the land from following the trends of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah: becoming too populated.
The weather there was colder than I had expected. Temperatures dropped to mid-20′s at night and the winds added an extra chill that I don’t miss now that I’m back in California. We did have some rain while I was there although it was light.
Whenever I travel, I am always leery of driving. I enjoy supporting local governments through my patronage…not through traffic citations. I was traveling with a business partner and he was at the wheel. We had just left the Expo hall that evening and were trying to locate the nearest Apple store and then grab some dinner before another business meeting that night. Well, while I was on my phone’s map app, a local Mesquite police cruiser pulls us over. Apparently my partner was on his phone too…and nailed him. Long story short: He let us go and helped us get to the Apple store.
I’ve thought about this experience with the officer and how the experience might have differed in a state like California. I’ll have to write about that on another post because today’s a busy day. I don’t know the officer’s name who pulled us over but I am glad he sent us on our way without a citation. My friend’s wife would not have been thrilled to learn of another traffic ticket on another business trip.
God bless all those who serve our local law enforcement and public service needs.