While we sew our buttons back on, I want to share the sources of our pride. Just before we left Kansas on the 15th of November, we attended the first performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown performed by the musicians of Sedgwick High School. Our youngest granddaughter, Jadelyn, is a freshman and she had the female lead, Charlie’s nemesis Lucy VanPelt. The sound system did not cooperate that night and since the music quit playing, we didn’t get to hear the final two songs. However, we were very proud of Jadelyn’s love song to Schroeder
She also gave Charlie advice for a nickel.
We headed south the next morning, after stopping at an RV shop because the alarm kept telling us that our jacks were down even though they weren’t. Couple of hours later, alarm gone, we moved on and spent the night at the Paul’s Valley City Lake in Oklahoma. The weather was next to perfect, with very little wind. The following day, we met up with the only one of LeRoy’s Sayers cousins we hadn’t connected with for more than 40 years. Roberta Winningham lives with her son near Dallas.
From Farmersville, we went on to Hurst. Dallas can have their traffic!! We are very thankful for Google Maps, which helps navigate unfamiliar territory, even telling us in advance which lane we need to use and rerouting instantly if we miss a turn. We are used to seeing another cousin, Roy and Nell Delaughter, in Buena Vista, CO in the summer, but since they weren’t there this year and won’t be going back due to health issues, we spent Saturday night through Monday morning with them. We attended Sunday school and church with them and they fed us very well! For some reason, I can’t post their pictures, but we had a good time, anyway.
On the way to San Antonio for Ben’s graduation, we stopped at Tejas Camp and Retreat Center to see a young woman we met at Golden Bell camp in 2014. Anna McTaggart is now working in hospitality at a beautiful location. She showed us around the grounds, where they are preparing for Tejas Lights, which starts next weekend and has more Christmas lights and activities than I could count.
Wednesday we finally arrived at Hidden Valley RV park near San Antonio. San Antonio can keep their traffic, too! Lackland Air Force Base was within 20 minutes of our park, for which we were thankful. Beginning at 7 o’clock Thursday morning, we spent the next three days attending Ben’s graduation activities. I posted the one from the run yesterday by accident. It’s amazing to see several hundred promising men and women giving themselves for the defense of our country.
Ben was thrilled to see family!
And we were glad to see him!
The mass oath was so impressive, even though we were cold and it was raining.
The rest of the weekend was family time. We went to the Alamo that afternoon and did the Riverwalk on Saturday.
We had barbecue at Rudy’s Saturday night, an early Thanksgiving meal, I guess. We were certainly thankful! Safety in our travels and Heidi and Tim’s drive, as well as pride in our grandson and his commitment to our country. Today, while they all went to church together, we headed on our way toward our winter home in Yuma. Tonight we are in Ft. Stockton, TX and tomorrow morning, our friend Rotha Cloyd is coming to have breakfast with us. Our hearts are full!