We got to Midland, Texas on Wednesday.  Even though I grew up in this part of the country, I am still always shocked to see how FLAT and BROWN it is here.  There just are not any hills or trees.  I have to say though, that what God left out in landscape, He made up for in the skies.  They are really gorgeous here.

On the way out, we got to spend some time with my dear friend, Cathy and her family.  That was definitely one of the highlights of my trip, and we had not even reached our final destination yet!

Mom and I got to see Aunt Bobbie very briefly on Wednesday, and she looked a lot better than I had expected, which was great.  Thursday they moved her to a new facility (something about Medicaid not covering her stay where she was at. . .) and we all went over to see her for a while yesterday.  My cousin and brother-in-law both say it will be a much better place for her.  I really hope so.  Aunt Bobbie is very precious to all of us on our side of the family, because she is all we have left.  I couldn’t help but notice the other day how very much she looked like my grandmother, her oldest sister.

I got to stay with my cousin Wednesday night.  Her home is absolutely GEORGEOUS!  I felt like I was staying with royalty!  We got to visit quit awhile, and will hopefully have a lot more time to visit more before we head back.

It was also wonderful to see Chuck and Anna.  Chuck is Gaylon’s brother, and it’s always great to get to see them.  We got to meet their ‘new’ granddaughter, Akasha, who is absolutely adorable!  Faith fell in love with her and spent the entire evening playing with her.   In fact, Faith and Alex stayed over there Wednesday night, rather than go with me to my cousin’s, because they were having so much fun.

On the way from Dallas to Midland yesterday we stopped off to see Gaylon’s mom and grandmother.  That was really nice, and I got some pictures.  They are staying in a travel trailer out on Gaylon’s cousin’s ranch outside of Sweetwater, Texas.  We got to see him, too, which was a treat.

With the Grandmothers

With the Grandmothers

Mom and I were amazed to see all of the wind generators all over the place. There are literally thousands of them out here now. At some points, I felt like I was in some sort of science fiction movie! I do think it’s a good idea, though, because there is certainly plenty of WIND.  (Did I ever mention how much I hate the wind???)

Wind Turbines in Texas

Wind Turbines in Texas

Anyway, I just wanted to post an update. Several folks have asked how long it took us to get here.  Three days.  It’s a total of 19 hours of ‘drive time’, but we divide that up usually so we don’t all go crazy.  I will write more as we continue on our journey. 🙂

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