We were planning on being in Texas longer, but when a wintery advisory was announced and the temperatures plummeted, we made the decision to move out before any ice came in.
Dale booked it, 15 1/2 hours of driving, trying to beat the storms. It was incredible how the Lord split one of them right down the middle and we passed through without a drop of rain.
Later, when we stopped to fuel up, it DUMPED sheets of rain! Dale went out to get gas in a light grey shirt and not long after, came back in with a dark grey one! :)
We fought weather on and off the whole time, but the Lord was faithful and we made it safely to Florida pan handle and called it a night.
Because we were driving into the night, we couldn't put out the slides and normal beds for the kids. They think its AMAZING when we drive while they sleep, its very soothing, so we set them up some beds on the floor, "slumber party" style.
We made it safe and sound the next day, praise the Lord! I wanted to show you around our winter digs....
Dad worked hard on making us a nice level space to pull onto this year. Its perfect!!!! We are so grateful!
His property is set back from the road, down a gated driveway.
Papa and Grammy don't live her full time, but do have a nice apartment and shed for their RV.
We have such beautiful views from the RV! I love being here in horse country....
Love how the trees grow over the road in an arch around here too! :)
Anyhow, lots of fun things for the kids to do! There is a nice fire circle for fires on cool school mornings outside, tire swing, tether ball, great driveway for riding bikes, horse shoes, and a fort in Papa's horse barn. Wait until you see it! ITS SO CUTE!!!!! They play in it ALL. THE. TIME. All in the slide show below:
Lots of Lizard catching happening too......Oh the Lizard catching. One even snuck in the house, on an onrey one's shirt. ;)
Do I have a new recipe for you!
Have you all tried the Gyro's we posted on facebook a couple months ago? Oh. My. Goodness. We adore them and they were the perfect meal for a hot sunny night after a long travel day.
Seasoned steak grilled and thinly sliced.
A red onion chopped, along with halved grape tomatoes and cubed cucumbers.
Homemade ranch, from the packet, and 2 T of pampered chef dill seasoning for the sauce.
Feta cheese and those soft flat breads.
That was night one. Night TWO, we got a phone call from Uncle Chad that someone ornrey at HIS house had turned the pool heater up to 99* and did we want to come enjoy some warm bathwater swimming time?
The kids were ECCSTATIC! We ordered some pizza and made a night of it....
Did you see Nana from Kansas in these photos?! Yup! She is here for a week. SO fun to have all her grands her together in one place.
Well, that's it from here, our first 3 days here have been BUSY, and we have a couple business meetings tomorrow, so I am going to hit the hay.
Next time I write, I'd like to show you around our home! We got to put up our tree now that we are stationary and I am SO EXCITED about the travel theme that is taking shape.
Now, if ONLY I could find more RV ornaments from Target. They only had TWO! What? Thats a horrible number on a tree. And you can't order them online.....SIGH. There are worse things in life, but COME ON! ;)