Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Time Away

My family and I left last Thursday for a "mini" vacation. It was a spur of the moment decision...kinda. We have been talking about it, but with not knowing when the doctors and specialists want to see Rob, we were unable to just get up and leave. The final appointment was made and we were off! We decided to go on a Texas Gulf Coast Trip. We began in Galveston. There's still a lot of damage from Hurricane Ike, but it looks really well compared to what we all saw on the news last summer. We ate lunch there and drove along the Sea Wall and then we were off again. This time we stopped in Port Aransas. This is my family's favorite vacation spot. All the motel rooms were booked except one and we got it! They were having a busy weekend with a fishing tournament. So, we spent the night, hit a few souvenir shops, and headed to Port Isabel and South Padre Island. There we had some trouble finding a room, but not as much as we did in Port Aransas. But, this is what happens when you go to the coast in July at the spur of the moment! LOL! We stayed two nights there. We ate at Pier 19 right on the ocean. I highly recommend this restaurant. My mother-in-love and I shared a plate of supreme nachos that were just that...supreme! Oh my they were so good. Rob and Josh got seafood and it was just as delicious. We now know where the people of Mexico go on vacation...South Padre Island. My son was in awe at some of the cars we saw there that are not sold in the U.S. The ocean is so beautiful. My family and friends laugh at me because I love going to the ocean and even want to move there someday, but I hate the sand and do not like swimming in salt water. Go figure. We headed back toward home and decided to go over to take a last look at Port Aransas. It was late afternoon, so we decided to stay the night there. We drove on the beach and took some really good pictures. This morning we got up and drove home. We had a nice trip, but as always it is SO good to be back home. I can't wait to sleep in my own bed! And that won't be very long.
We are back to normal for us these days. Vacation Bible School begins this week and then we start getting things ready for school to start.
Please continue to pray for my husband. His gout is not going away. He has been sent to a rheumatologist. This is the fourth doctor he has seen since June. Pray for God's will to be done in this situation. My prayer is complete healing. But we know God has a purpose for this and we accept His will.


  1. I'm glad youguys had a great time. It's always nice to get away, especially when you're stressed. We'll continue to pray for robert. Love youguys!!

  2. I am glad you all had a great time. My prayers are for your husbands full recovery.

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