Saturday, February 11, 2017

Our Journey Continues

Just not in the original direction!

On Wednesday afternoon, after a good nap we went to the Extraco Center to see our boy J show his steer.

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J got 7th place ~ we are so proud of him for sticking with showing his steer as he had a lot of issues with the steer not being too compliant.  We used that as a teaching moment explaining to him how a lot of times he is like his steer, non-compliant with our expectations and yet we continue to stick by him, encourage and direct him.  He kept trying to say his steer was stupid ~ not stupid at all, more like stubborn and wanting its own way ~ just like J a lot of the time.

Thursday, 2.9 we got up and loaded our car for our planned trip to Montana and Arizona and points in between.  Our first stop was Hillsboro, TX to meet up with our friends, Gary & Amy who had worked with us the last six months at Methodist Boys Ranch.  We learned a lot from them and look forward to seeing how the Lord uses them in their role as house parents in a new location.
 
And really the steer is not licking Gary's ear ;)
After enjoying a good breakfast and great fellowship we got back on the road about 12:30 pm.  we traveled to Wichita Falls, TX.

As we were driving and checking weather reports we did some serious talking and praying and by the time we got to Wichita Falls we decided to change our plans.  Our original plan was to go to Montana and Arizona and parts in between BUT with all the winter storms they are experiencing and knowing we get another week of vacation in August we decided to go east and south.

Our new itinerary is to Nashville, AR then to Cullman, Alabama, Hampton, GA, Milledgeville, GA and then make our way to Weeki Wachee, FL and then make our way back to Waco, TX and the Methodist Boys Ranch.

From Witchita Falls, TX to Nashville, AR ~ we saw some pretty sites and even made it to Paris!!
We love the old churches and court houses we see along the way.




And then we made it to Paris!!
Paris, TX!!! that is!!!!


And then we were in Oklahoma,
well for a little bit anyway!

And then Arkansas!!!

We stopped in Nashville, AR for the night and then met our friends Alan and Danette Gocio for breakfast before getting back on the road on Saturday morning, 2/11. 

As we walked out of our hotel we saw this van and immediately thought of
Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris

Because of This
 
The only difference was this one has Arkansas plates!
And they are in Branson getting ready to go to Alabama!!!

That’s all for now ~ as we are traveling from Nashville, Arkansas
to
Cullman, Alabama!!

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Today I am thankful for a good night’s rest,

Slept over 9 hours 
and

spending time with my hubby!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Quick Update/Change of Plans

Hello there!!

In the RV world we say our plans are written in jello...even though we aren't currently traveling in an RV we are traveling...we just finished a very stressful and looonnnnggg week at work at the ranch.  And thus we are looking forward to having three weeks off!!!

Originally we planned on going to 
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but with the weather forecasts of snow, snow and more snow along our route through Colorado, Montana and Idaho we have decided to change our trip...we are now heading east and south.

To Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and then returning to Waco ~ haven't exactly figured out our return trip.  And right now we only have two confirmed stops, but only one for sure date...

Today we traveled from Waco, TX to Hillsboro, TX to have breakfast with our good friends, Gary and Amy...we had a good breakfast at the TA Truckstop and three great hours enjoying great conversation, laughter and tears!  Can't wait to see their new place in March sometime!!!

And then we made our way to Wichita Falls, TX for the night.  We spent quite a bit of time checking routes, checking weather forecasts, sending emails and messages and have decided to make our way east.

Tomorrow we plan to drive to Nashville, AR. and are staying at The Southern Belle Inn recommended by our friend Danette!  Can't wait to see her on Saturday!!!  Not sure yet if we are staying a second night there or moving on down the road...we will let you know!

Well I am about ready to fall asleep so had better put the computer down so as not to drop it.  

Talk to y'all tomrrow night and hopefully will be able to add some pictures of our traveling day!!!
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Today I am thankful for a hubby who is willing to be flexible and who stopped 3x so I could pick up my crochet hook, my scissors and pick up my crochet hook again!!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Back to the Grind

We have been back to work for three days now.
And like life in general we have our good moments and those we like to say difficult moments.
And we know
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We have also had three
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in as many days!!  

Yet we know
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and
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Hopefully the daily meetings are now behind us and we can move forward.

And now we are busy planning our vacation!!
Three weeks off!!!
So we are going on a 
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to see
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in Missoula, Montana!!

From there we hope to see family
in 
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and then travel to Arizona
to see family!!
and then make our way back to 
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Once we get our itinerary figured out we will share it
and hopefully I will be able to do some blogging as we travel.

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