Last year at this time, thanks to the Christmas overtime money I earned the previous month, I bought plane tickets for my daughter and myself, and we flew to visit my sister in her winter home in Mission, Texas. The day we spent at South Padre Island, we kept wishing Kevin and the kids were with us. We just knew the girls would have a blast with all that sand, the seagulls, and the waves of the gulf rolling in. That's me, my daughter and my sister on the bridge over the Rio Grande.
Well, Rachel, her three kids, and I are going down there in less than two weeks. This time Rachel will drive us. We'll stay at a motel in Fort Worth on the way down, and then again on the way home. The motel has an indoor swimming pool, so the kids will even enjoy the motel stay. I really, really wanted my son-in-law, Kevin, to go; but he's changed jobs and just can't get a week off.
We'll actually only have three nights and two days in Mission. One day for Mexico, and the other for Padre Island. Rachel has a laptop, and the motel has Internet access. So we might be making journal entries during our stay. Cliff will hold down the fort here, feeding horses and babysitting Mandy. I love a road trip!