So what did I do on vacation?
I drove clear across Oklahoma by myself.
With four kids, I don't go anywhere by myself!
Well, maybe the grocery store once in awhile.
I used MapQuest to plan my route. Unfortunately, though I had instructions about how to get to Little Elm, Texas, I didn't know how far any point on my route was from my destination. Lake Eufala seemed to go on forever! Note to self: MapQuest is great; but, get a real paper map, too.
I was so happy to see the Texas Visitor's Center at the state line.
My new camera was tucked safely in my purse. Out of sight out of mind. I forgot to take photos until the evening before I left! So, grandma and I jumped in the car and drove around taking photos. Yes, the Little Elm sign says it's 107 degrees. Thank God the air conditioner was working in my car. Neither Grandma or I do well in the heat.
Just one view of the enormous Lewisville Lake that Little Elm is built around. Grandma lives in a house on a peninsula that goes into the lake.
Here's my wonderful Grandma Mamie. She just celebrated her 90th birtday. Isn't she just beautiful? Her secret? She stays active, mind and body, and exercises regularly. Even after a recent illness, she refused to just stay in her rocker. She believes in living life to the fullest. She is a gift to me.
Great memories. Thanks to my husband's willingness to keep the kids, provide the gas, car, camera, phone, and money I needed. Thanks also to a wonderful gift of two new tires from someone who loves us. Thanks most of all to God who made it all possible.
Next time, I'm going to take the kids. They will love seeing Grandma and all their cousins.