Seriously, it was this close (picture small gap between thumb and forefinger), but just like last time, somebody swooped in and stole your thunder at the last minute. It's almost like the universe doesn't want us to come see your part of the country. I really have been trying to make a trip to The Lone Star State happen, and I had resigned myself to spending some of our travel miles to get there, but there seems to be other suitors willing to go that extra mile to lure us in their direction. In March it was Washington, D.C....
This time it's Miami.
Don't despair though Texas. We've put far too much effort into planning a visit to you to let it all go to waste. I still want to see the Alamo, I still want to ride the waves at Schlitterbahn, and I still want to take a spin a bull (Which I could probably do at any bar in town, but how much cooler does it sound to say "I rode a bull in Texas"?). It may not be happening for us in the first part of July, but there's no way that fate can keep us apart forever. We will get to your state eventually, but maybe you could have a word with the airlines about what they're charging to come to your part of the country? A decent airfare sale would really help to hurry things along.
Looking forward to that day.
More Kids Than Suitcases
On an unrelated note; I'm leaving in about an hour to go and supervise a Grade 6 camping trip for the next three days. That means that:
no internet or cell service at the camp we are going to. It's possible that by day 2 I may have decided to take matters in to my own hands and build a cell tower or dig a trench to run high speed internet cables to our location, but these things take time, and even in the best case scenario the download speeds would probably only approach 2mbps. We're talking ends of the Earth type terrain here.
hidden in the back of the fridge.
Wish me luck, pray for me (and under my leadership, you might want to throw in a few prayers for the kids), and hopefully I'll see you all later in the week.
Written by Steve Pratt