Saturday, September 19, 2009
Week Four of a Two-month Trip
Our fourth week was spent traveling throughout Texas. Our first stop was in the Dallas area with Dick and Meg Ackley. We had lunch with them, Dick's dad, and Dick's sister.
Our next step was Longview, TX where my Uncle Jerry and Aunt Doris live. We also got to see my cousins there. My uncle has this hilarious dog that watches TV. No kidding. If he sees an animal on the screen he starts barking at the screen. If the animal moves across the screen he runs into the other room, thinking the animal ran in there. If people are on the TV he doesn't pay any attention to them.
From Longview, we went back to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and spent a fun evening with my niece. Unfortunately her husband was on a business trip, so we still have not had the privilege of meeting him.
Our next stop was Austin. We spent the night with supporters and then the next day had lunch with the Eberles, co-workers of ours in Niger.
Houston was our final destination in Texas. We visited the Esteps and enjoyed spending a weekend with them. They live in a beautiful neighborhood with a park in walking distance. We enjoyed walking there. Texas was great because we finally got WARM AGAIN!!!!
The last two weeks we have driven through a lot of heavy rain. Some of it was quick down-pours but a lot of it went on for hours. It made for more stressful driving and as always, we are thankful to the Lord for journey's mercies!