Just not in the original direction!
On Wednesday afternoon, after a good nap we went to the Extraco Center to see our boy J show his steer.
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J got 7thplace ~ we are so proud of him for sticking with showing his steer as he had a lot of issues with the steer not being too compliant. We used that as a teaching moment explaining to him how a lot of times he is like his steer, non-compliant with our expectations and yet we continue to stick by him, encourage and direct him. He kept trying to say his steer was stupid ~ not stupid at all, more like stubborn and wanting its own way ~ just like J a lot of the time.
Thursday, 2.9 we got up and loaded our car for our planned trip to Montana and Arizona and points in between. Our first stop was Hillsboro, TX to meet up with our friends, Gary & Amy who had worked with us the last six months at Methodist Boys Ranch. We learned a lot from them and look forward to seeing how the Lord uses them in their role as house parents in a new location.
|And really the steer is not licking Gary’s ear 😉
After enjoying a good breakfast and great fellowship we got back on the road about 12:30 pm. we traveled to Wichita Falls, TX.
As we were driving and checking weather reports we did some serious talking and praying and by the time we got to Wichita Falls we decided to change our plans. Our original plan was to go to Montana and Arizona and parts in between BUT with all the winter storms they are experiencing and knowing we get another week of vacation in August we decided to go east and south.
Our new itinerary is to Nashville, AR then to Cullman, Alabama, Hampton, GA, Milledgeville, GA and then make our way to Weeki Wachee, FL and then make our way back to Waco, TX and the Methodist Boys Ranch.
From Witchita Falls, TX to Nashville, AR ~ we saw some pretty sites and even made it to Paris!!
|We love the old churches and court houses we see along the way.
And then we made it to Paris!!
Paris, TX!!! that is!!!!
And then we were in Oklahoma,
well for a little bit anyway!
And then Arkansas!!!
We stopped in Nashville, AR for the night and then met our friends Alan and Danette Gocio for breakfast before getting back on the road on Saturday morning, 2/11.
As we walked out of our hotel we saw this van and immediately thought of
Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris
Because of This
The only difference was this one has Arkansas plates!
And they are in Branson getting ready to go to Alabama!!!
That’s all for now ~ as we are traveling from Nashville, Arkansas
Today I am thankful for a good night’s rest,
Slept over 9 hours
spending time with my hubby!!!