On Thursday 30 October 2014, an international group of people got together at Schiphol airport for a trip through five southern states of the US; Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Via a stopover at Heathrow, where the French participant joined the group, a course was plotted to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. After a pleasant flight with a British Airways Boeing 747-400 we arrived around 16:00 local time in a sunlit Texas. The two cars were picked up at the airport and the luggage was loaded. The hotel near Houston was only a short distance away and was easy to find. Here we would stay three days. After a dinner at Denny’s we went to bed for a well-deserved rest.