Well, here I am sitting and sitting in Texas, my home state. Waiting for the results of one final test. Once I get that I’ll be heading north to, hopefully, a little cooler weather. My stay here has been great for the most part. I’ve spent time with my beautiful daughters, saw a Grandson graduate from college, a Granddaughter graduate from high school as valedictorian, watched the same Granddaughter sign to play softball for the University of Texas, Dallas, where because of her academics will have her tuition paid for all four years of college. I attended a graduation party for both of these, celebrated the graduation of another Granddaughters fiance from college, ate lots and lots of real Mexican food(sadly not to be found in northern states). In the last game I watched my Granddaughter play, she fell while delivering a pitch, and tore her ACL. She will be out of the game for several months after surgery.
I’m staying on the property of some of my dearest friends. These are but two of their many horses, and I am greeted with a similar view out my door every day.
The above was written two weeks ago, so I’ll add a little update. I left Texas a couple of days later, headed north.
My Granddaughter had her reconstruction surgery, and is making an amazing recovery!!
My Grandson is off to his first job!
The friend I was staying with took her prize donkey to a show, and he won Reserve Grand Champion!
And I was off to my first trip into a National Forest…I’ll pick up on that in my next post…