Our very last weekend as park hosts at Stephen F Austin State Park was just plain excitin’
Friday evening the family began arriving for a mini family reunion. . .
there’s my fabulous baby grand in the purple shirt. . .
Saturday. . .with about 20 family members in attendance. ..
the rains began. ..
didn’t stop the washers game though!
and seriously. . .is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. . .
my bub. . .his grandson. . .my great nephew. . .
can ya see the family trait. . .LOVE IT!
Monday was the day to have the tow package installed on the jeep. . .
they got it right in and got it done. . .very impressive. . .
I begged our service advisor to let me go back in the shop area to take this pic. . .
being without our transportation was no problem. . .
they set us up in their RV lot. . .50 amp service. . .
much better than the waiting room. . .
Once the tow package was finished. . .we merrily set out for our new digs
at Colorado River Preserve Thousand Trails. . .
but. . .about midway there. . .while traveling in a bit of rain. . .nothing serious. . .
the awning over one of the slides decided to unfurl
while driving down I-10. . .helloo. . .not a good plan.
I am telling you for a fact. . .we no sooner got pulled off the freeway
and into a truck stop. . .that the bottom fell out. . .it was pouring. . .
crazy wind rocking the rig. . .I told Dave our guardian angels knew
that we needed to be off the freeway at that precise moment. . .
I am a believer. . .more than a believer in divine intervention. . .thank the Lord!
And then Monday afternoon. . .the drama began
when I learned that my stepmom had fallen. . .fractured her pelvis. . .
was in the hospital. . .and was set for a very long recovery. . .not good.
Add to this. . .my Dad is scheduled for hip repair surgery next Monday. . .
so Dave and I were already planning to be there for that. . .grrrrr. . .
trying to coordinate family things long distance is no fun. . .
thank God for my Bub. . .the one you saw in the pic above.
He has totally stepped in to handle the entire situation. . .
between him and my youngest stepbrother. . .
they seem to have a great plan and making it all work. . .so thankful!
When my Dad had a bad car accident a couple of years ago. . .
Dave and I dropped everything. . .took the rig down there
and stayed until his recovery was well under way. . .
it was just going to be very difficult to do that this time,
since our buyer is scheduled to be here in a couple of days
to pick up the fifth wheel and truck. . .so all is well. . .
when our business here is concluded, we will be taking the rig
down to stay for Dad’s surgery and recovery. . .
which should just be a 5 or 6 day stay in the rehab hospital. . .
and then back to my brother’s UNTIL. . .it’s the UNTIL
that concerns me. . .but I know it will all work out!
In the meantime. . .remember those crazy Carolina Wrens
we were at war with over at Stephen F Austin?
Their kinfolk have already found us. . .bring it on!