Monday, November 29, 2010

4.5 days in a nutshell

Saturday evening we had food off the grill and roasted marshmellows for smores over the firepit.  Sunday Chad spoke at Christy's church and then we all had a potluck afterwards.  Monday we went shopping in Tulsa with Christy as our guide.  Had at Ruby Tuesday, a very fine place to eat, and then we shopped!  On Tuesday and Wednesday we stayed home and did some schoolwork, took naps, found a coffee shop or two, watched movies, ate, ate some more :), late night talks, played games, and slept.  What a week!  We had not seen Christy and her family in 9 years and we had such a lovely time reconnecting.  We were truely blessed to have been welcomed into her parents home for a week and thank you does not cover our gratitude towards them.

Chad giving you his goofy smile :)

Christy's mom Teressa with our cuddle bug

Christy with Malachai

us in a cloud of smoke!

The famous Blue Whale on route 66

11/13/10 Dripping Springs and Falls

On Saturday we headed to Dripping Springs and Falls with Christy and her son Malachai.  We had a wonderful time running down the trails and exploring the grounds.  The day was a great break from driving, and fun to catch up with old friends! 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday the 12th of November-driving to Rose, OK

On Friday morning we went and had breakfast with our friend Sarah at her new house in Fort Worth, and then we headed north to Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.....Actually it rained really hard while it blew.  For 90% of our drive it was sunny, but every now and then it would start to rain, and then, when we were only 20ish miles away the rain let loose from the sky and beat down upon us.  Everyone told us it had not rained in months......we were so nice to bring it to the area for them! :)  We tried using our gps to find our friends house, but it was off a few miles, so Chisty's dad had to drive out to meet us and show us the way home!!  Poor guy!  We stayed at Christy's parents house for a week and had a few adventures during our stay.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

From San Antonio to Dallas/Fort Worth

We drove to Dallas to see a friend, Mary Kay, who had worked at camp for many summers and then saw another friend, Sarah, the next morning who has worked at camp for years and years!  It was a great 24 hours of visiting before we headed on up to Oklahoma

Downtown Fort Worth

Visiting San Antonio

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I was really excited to visit San Antonio because it is where my friend of 22 years lives with her husband and son.  I have not seen her for 15 years, until this trip where we spent 4 days with her family.  I had such a wonderful time catching up with her and spending time there.  We took the kids to the park and to play tennis (it was the first time the kids had picked up a racket to play) and watched toy story 3 on a really big projector screen! Chad and I took them to the Alamo for a few hours, and I wish we had more time to explore the town.   The rest of the time we played in the back yard, did school, relaxed and ate some really good food! 

San Antonio

Sanding in front of the walls of the Alamo

The memorial to the men who sacraficed their lives for their state and country

The Alamo

One of the doors into the Alamo

They have a gift shop and theater in this building  

inside the walls surrounding the Alamo

Just before we left San Antonio, me standing with my friend Sarah, since 1st grade!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A drive through Texas

Sunday morning the 7th of November we began our journey toward San Antonio, but instead of taking I-10 We took a route a little less traveled.  At Fort Stockton we headed south to Sanderson and then Southeast to Del Rio before heading on to San Antonio.  The day was warm and sunny and along with interesting scenery and lots of border patrol.  We also had to stop at a place where the border patrol was inspecting each car with a dog before we could head on our.  The closer we got to San Antonio the more trees we started to see, and more farm ground.  Much to Chad's dismay, there also happened to be a lot of private hunting places that you could book hunts at and are basically garunteed an animal of some sort! 

you could basically see Mexico from where we were driving, and with that came lots of border patrol.

there were a lot of abandonded buildings

El Peso river

Seminol Canyon: looked like it was a beautiful place but the hike had to be guided and was over 6 miles long so that was pretty much out.

Crossing the Rio Grande