John got to the Houston airport, put his car in long-term parking, and got to Key West in time to go with the group to the Hogfish Bar and Grill. They sailed with heavy seas, got the Brown Noddy, but not the BLACK Noddy (the 'other' boat spotted the rarity), some shorebirds, warblers, boobies, not the Antillean Nighthawk cuz you need to hear it to prove it and started back to port, too late for his flight. But there was a Bahama Mockingbird reported so John decided to drive with Paul up to Orlando to see it, not.
Flight from Orlando back to Houston, midnight, long-term parking, the car window was down, must have forgotten to roll it up after getting parking time ticket, nothing missing. Drive to Winnie, discover five kittens in car! Bird a little, drive to Austin, wife and daughter feed kittens overnight, John delivers to shelter in AM. But while in Austin, he did get a fairly good picture of the Golden-Cheeked Warbler.
Wife (me) is now on her way back to California, and husband (John) is now planning circuitous route home from Austin, maybe picking up Colima Warbler and other birds on the way. Both our cars need to be junked
He is over 420 bird species for the year.