Sunday, February 7, 2010

There and Back Again

I can't believe we've been there and are back already!

The trip was fast.
The way it all worked out,
We left on Thursday,
Surgery on Friday,
Home on Saturday!

(This is a view from our hotel of San Antonio at night.)

We saw the Alamo and enjoyed the beautiful River Walk.

(It happened to be cold and rainy the first day there.)

Did I mention BBQ?

You've never had real BBQ until you've had Texan BBQ!
Texan's are very proud of their portion sizes of food and drink, too.
We certainly didn't starve while we were there!
It was great!

And guns!

Everyone seemed to have one strapped to their leg!
(Okay, not everyone, but I saw more guns in the open on people in one day than I've seen in my whole lifetime! I must not get out much!)
I think the t-shirt I saw that said 'Texan's don't dial 911' and had a picture of a gun on it, was not far from the truth! Pretty crazy for an Oregon Northerner who lives where the SWAT team is called in and the schools are put in lock down when a second grader pulls out a rubber band gun.
(No exaggeration! It happened just last week!)

Something else interesting about our short stay in Texas was the people.
They are SO nice!
I had not experienced Southern anything before and that's the first thing we noticed.
People went out of their way to be polite and helpful and initiate conversation!
I don't want to knock my fellow Oregonians, but I think we could learn a few things from our Southern neighbors.
Eye contact and a friendly 'hello' go a long way!

The last night we were there, the state wide cheerleading camp came to town so there were little cheerleaders all over the place! It looked like 1st through 8th grade. We were told that the high schoolers had already been through the week before. Our hotel had rented 190 rooms out to them and that was just one of many hotels. So the place was crawling with them!

Texas was a nice place to visit but it was SO refreshing to come back to my green native home.

I also missed my children.

They missed us too!

The surgery went well and Dan did great!
I'm proud of that guy!.
It was a little over two hours long and I got to watch the whole thing and ask questions.
It's quite fascinating how God has made our bodies!

Today we enjoyed home church, praising God for an uneventful trip, a good surgery and a delightful reunion with our family.
Dan is taking this week off from work so he doesn't over do it.
He gets sore easily right now so I'm glad he'll be home.


I read this scripture today and it sums up this whole adventure so far.

Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
Ps. 37:4,5

Thanks for the many prayers, y'all!

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