Our visit to my son's, as always was short and sweet. My grandson's are growing up fast! A one and four year old keep Mom and Dad busy, busy busy! I had to laugh at how much the youngest reminded me of my son, always into things, climbing and undoing things faster than Mom or Dad can "do" them or get him down again! He even has curls just like his Dad did. The oldest looks and acts a lot like Mom, and the youngest looks and acts like Dad, so cute.
We played in Lake Lavon, which their home is right on the edge of, had a wonderful night of fireworks on the 4th with friends, took the little ones to the park to play in the water and each day checked to see if their dog Sadie was going to have her pups (she waited until I left, and had them that day!).
We introduced them to Freddy's Frozen Custard, Yum, and we enjoyed many hours of playtime and stories together.
Jack and I did escape one afternoon to go visit the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville TX and then take in a movie afterward. The museum was quite nice and very informative. It's always fun to learn about things you don't grow up around like cotton farming. It was a booming business for many years for Greenville. Audie Murphy was also quite a hero. I had heard of his name before, but never really thought much about him. I knew he did western movies, but didn't really know that he was such a war hero. Reading about his military career, and how he won every metal there was, was quite impressive, especially for someone so young and so small (barely 5'8" and 110 lbs).
While we were at my son's I received some sad news. My middle sister passed away. She had been battling leukemia for the past year and we knew she was on borrowed time, but we thought she had a few more months. Our plans were to see her one last time in just a couple of weeks, as we knew things were getting worse. Now all that's changed. She didn't want a funeral, but her daughters do want to have a Celebration of Life, but later, in a month or so.
So, we've adjusted our route, once again. We won't be heading to Louisiana after all, but making a slow loop northward toward Washington via Oklahoma, the Dakotas, and Montana...maybe. "Flexibility" is our middle name...;-) Follow along and see where we end up, your guess is as good as ours right now...
...on the road in Texas, Marie
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