Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Happy Independence Weekend !

So we got off to a FIERY start. Yep, John lost his front right tire, yes the one on my side (as if I needed any more reason to lose weight), and when I say lost, I mean the whole thing flew off, lugs and all. We're going about 70 mph when all of a sudden we hear this super loud bang and as were skidding on the rotor down Hwy 77 4 miles north of Refugio, we notice sparks and smoke. John begins to pull into the grassy median, thankfully the next median after the blow out because the one before caught fire from the tire and spread so quick in this heat. If it had been our median we'da been in some serious trouble. Well, it didn't take long for the old fire brigade to get there and a tow truck, then a good samaritan volunteer fire fighter came to help us tow our trailer. Thankfully, we said our prayers before we left so no one was hurt. Despite the heat and the backyard mechanic all was fixed in under an hour and we continued out trip to Corpus. There were a million other ways it could have turned out, but Heavenly Father was lookin out for us as always.
At last we arrived at a beautiful suite that my parents got John as one of his graduation presents. We cooled off in the pool after a hot & sweaty fiasco with the truck. We went to dinner at one our favorite Mexican restaurants, Acapulco, that we use to love to eat at when we lived there. The ladies were serenated by a trio. They sang "La Princesa" to Mia and she just hammed it up. My stepdad and John kept that trio busy requesting song after song, but we enjoyed every minute of it.
"Sabor A Mi"

The next morning,after some Texas sized & shaped waffles, we headed off to Grandpa's ranch for our next adventure.

YEEHAW we made it!
Mia got to meet Doc
we took the Kubota to feed the catfish, tilapia, and other little fish in my dad's pond
My handsome nephews, Tony, Stephen, & Thomas- Its been a long time since I've spent time with all of them together.

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