Monday, October 16, 2017

Weird Views

Taken from the truck on a one-way street

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Over his shoulder instead of his head

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View of Shallow Creek RV park I never noticed before today

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Our house without the truck

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Taken as we dropped the truck off for service and returned home.

Our Kilgore family—Jeremy, Jennifer, Allie and Luke had previous plans for this evening.  We’ll be spending time with them tomorrow.

For tonight we’re on our own.

Louise and Duane

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rest Day—Mostly

Hangin’ with Pawpaw

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Feeding horses

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Gym playland

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Everybody be tigers, or butterflies—doesn’t matter, it all ends the same.

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Brandey’s good spaghetti dinner.  Jr and Brandey are happy to sit  alone at the “date” table.

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Another birthday cake! Cheesecake! Yay!

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Nothing left to do but be slugs.

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Or not.  There’s still time before bed for Ave and Emma to show some personal style,

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for Coy to play toss Mickey with Pawpaw,

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and for Alyssa to give it a swirl.

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As usual before we leave an area, we collected lots of hugs and kisses before we had to say goodbye.

Tomorrow is moving day.

Louise and Duane

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sun Day

Constant wind made the hot sun tolerable as we started our day in the sun.  This am we watched the twins as they cheered their Whitewright school peewee football team to almost victory.

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Even though they were tired from all that running last night, Emma and Ava gave it their all.

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1/2 time show

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Brandey was helping with the girls while the rest of us baked in the bleachers.

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Ah!  Air conditioning for lunch.

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Home for a change of clothes, then off

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for a bit of contesting. 

Ava on Princess

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Emma on Rusty

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The usual events—pole bending, special pattern with poles and barrels, straight barrels, and regular barrel triangle

Duane Jr leading Alyssa on Oscar.  This little pony does pretty well considering he’s blind in the left eye.

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Supper at the concession stand.  That guy with the big beard is the pastor of their church.  Brandey is next to him, working the grill.  Coy and Alyssa are on the left watching them.

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Goofing with The Littles while we wait for the girls to run.

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A beautiful end to the day

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Last day tomorrow.

Louise and Duane



Friday, October 13, 2017

Play Day

An afternoon off school left us with lots of time to play today.  We started with lunch out,

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then a movie--with popcorn and sodas, of course!

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The family spent the evening at the Whitewright Elementary School fundraising evening.  Instead of the kids selling products, every grade hosts a booth.  The event is held on the football field from 6 to 7:30 pm. 

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For this event, the ends of big suckers were colored with these colors then stuck into a straw bale. 

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The girls tried their luck at ring toss.

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All of the kids walked the cupcake circle hoping to win a treat.

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After all of the booths were cleared away, the stadium lights were turned off for the walk/run in the dark around the 1/4 mile track.  (Kids collected money for this earlier in the week.)

There are a lot more people out there than is shown by the lights.

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Jr and Brandey switched off running with the girls and walking with the little ones.

Emma made it 18 laps (4 1/2 mi.) and Ava finished 23 laps (5 3/4 mi.)  They are 8 years old.

All of that running made us tired.  After sitting in the bleachers watching for about an hour we went home to rest!

Almost out of time now.

Louise and Duane 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Goofin’

Watchin’ tv

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playin’ a board game

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talkin’ to Daddy

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dressin’ up

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goin’ outside

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makin salad for dinner

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waitin’ to be eaten

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digestin’ dinner

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studyin’ vocabulary words

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Goin’ home

Comin’ back tomorrow.

Louise and Duane

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AM And PM

This morning we took a walk around.  This is the 5 Rivers Motel and RV Park where we are staying.  That’s the motel

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and the rv park across the driveway.  There are 30 sites here—most with long term people—and nothing else.  The place needs some maintenance.  Across the road is a bunch of businesses.

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We walked along a drive at the back of the motel, crossed the side road and found this little gem right next door.

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There are twelve well-kept sites here. 

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View across the road.

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A big beautiful park all around, and for less than we’re paying now.

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When the kids returned from school we spent the afternoon and evening goofing with the family.

Conversation:

Daddy:  Alyssa, you need to put on shorts with your swim suit.

Alyssa:  I did.

Daddy:  You need to put them on over your swimsuit, not under it.

Alyssa:  But I don’t want to!!!

(Bad Grandma laughed ‘til she cried!)

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Jr. cooked a yummy pork chop and baked potato dinner on the grill, then rested while Brandey fixed the rest and set the table.

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Correction—Jr. played with Coy for quite a while, then rested.

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While we waited for dinner Coy showed off his art work,

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and tossed the football with Paw-Paw.

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The girls weren’t allowed to throw the football in the house, so they played pretend football.

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Singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious complete with goofy faces.

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After dinner we had a little more play time before time to say goodnight.

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Same routine tomorrow—am at home, pm with the family.

Louise and Duane