Last week, Bill, Dannye, and I had the opportunity to go on our annual trip to Glen Rose, Texas. I’ve posted several times about our trips, and much of what we do is the same each year. We’ve been going to Glen Rose on the third weekend of October for 22 years. Our Homeschool Support Group began going the first year we homeschooled, and we’ve gone ever since. Well, actually, Nathanael had never missed a year until this year, and the rest of us – except our college girl, Pamela 😦 – only missed the year I had surgery a few days before the scheduled trip. Nathanael represented our family that year when he went along with our dear friends, the Killians.
Well, anyway, even though we don’t home educate any longer, and even though we only have Dannye Reigh at home now – who is actually the only one at home since Bill and I live with Dad and Mom – but I digress… which is not unusual nowadays…
Even though we don’t home educate any longer (I said that already, I know) we still go on this annual trip to Glen Rose. It is a beautiful place, filled with wonderful old friendships to catch up on, and wonderful new friendships to be made. The location of the camp out is Oakdale Camp ‘n Fish, which to some is a run down campground, but to us is a beautiful, quiet, spacious pecan grove right up above the Brazos River. If you want secluded camping, this place isn’t for you. If you are with a group, there is no place better!
Our family always tries to go up early if we can. Last year, Dannye and Bill went the weekend before, then I joined them the next Friday for the last weekend of the trip. This year, we all three went up on Wednesday. It was wonderful, if way too short a vacation. But Jeanne was able to be with Mom and Dad, there were no worries while we were gone, and I decided I would embrace what we had, and not whine about what we didn’t have!
The rest will be photos, and I hope there will be more, but I don’t have the others yet.
And Charlie – Dannye’s new protector! He is a beautiful yellow lab puppy that the Lord just dropped in her lap after realizing she didn’t like not having a big dog at the house with her. Of course, he isn’t big now, but he will be.
Charlie was absolutely the hit of the campground! All the children knew him and came over to play with him all weekend. And by the end of the weekend, parents were coming over to “meet” this Charlie they had been hearing about! He was definitely the life of the party!
Not a year goes by that I don’t take some type of fall decoration – usually a scarecrow – with us to Glen rose. Dannye found this Lady Scarecrow for me before we left, so she got to go along and welcome everyone to our camp.
There is much more to our weekend, but it will have to wait for another post. I am thankful for the respite, but also glad to be back home with Mama and Daddy. They are both a little off their game lately, but hopefully when schedules get back to normal they will be back to their normal.
BTW, Bill is doing well. He got his stitches out yesterday, and he still has quite a bit of pain, but he is handling it very well and really trying to do what the doctor says.
God bless your day!!