Monday, February 20, 2017

The Final Day of Our Sibling Trip to San Antonio!! Blogger is loading my videos!!!

We went to sleep last night (Sunday) to the sounds of a raging storm.
This morning we woke up to see several branches and tree limbs on the ground by our hotel room window. A tornado had hit an area less than 5 miles from where we were. God was gracious to us and I don;t think there were any lives lost. 

We planned last night to leave about 9:00 this morning and that's exactly when we were leaving our hotel! I am so grateful that - as I was going through the door with my mini bag holding all my credit cards and stuff - that I remembered my PURSE!!! THAT held all the important things!!! My make up bag and iPAd and other stuff!!! I asked for a key card and went right back in to retrieve it!!!

We had breakfast at Mi Tierra for our farewell party!
It is open 24/7/365!!

Mi Tierra is my FAVORITE place in San Antonio!

It is always like a party here!!!

We ordered off the breakfast menu and it was good!

Celebrating our last meal together!!

I absolutely LOVE this photo!!! Sandra from the Mad Snapper could do SO much with this pic!!
I like seeing the lights reflected in the coffee!

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed being with my siblings these few days!
We had such a good time together and we shared memory after memory!!!
I have so much material to add to the book!

We were all surprised how fast the weekend went! It FLEW by!!!
It was time for us to head home to our individual lives.
We all - all four of us - had loving spouses waiting for us.

We always stop at Buc-ee's!!!
They have the best rest rooms in Texas!!

Our Rest Areas are amazing, too!!!

A little stretching after sitting so long in the car!

Aren't they adorable???

Deanie is super flexible!!!
I can touch my toes, too!!!
How about you?
I'm 68 and she is 65.
If we don;t USE it at our age - we WILL lose it!!
Note to self***** Work out more!!

While we were driving home, Louis Dean was over in Quadville keeping the kids while Amber and Mike took in a movie. This pic is from 4 years ago but Granddad was still holding on to all four babies as I talked to them all this afternoon!

These are some of the pastries I brought home from Mi Tierra.

They are delicious!!!

It was good to be home!
Louis Dean picked me up from Nita's in Fort Worth.
He had driven - for I don't know how long - with the parking brakes on!
When we came in the house, he said he hoped it wasn't in too bad a shape,  It wasn't!
If it hadn't been for the bottle of Worcestershire Sauce that he spilled in the fridge - and if it hadn't been that it spilled from a top shelf that then dribbled it down to the wide shelf on the bottom and then dripped into the two drawers - it wouldn't have been too bad. That took a good 45 minutes to clean up!
The rest was only a matter of half an hour.
I told Louis Dean - this is your home! Did you enjoy your time 'home alone?'
He cooked pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn bread and steak.
He pretty much cleaned up after himself. He did the laundry. I folded and put it up. He bought groceries. He baked chicken. I made a salad tonight and served it with some of his cooked chicken.
We had wine in our gazebo and celebrated our evening together! It was wonderful!

All four of us are blessed to be home with our spouses tonight.
Nita with her sweet Mike.
Lonnie with his beloved bride, Michele.
Deanie with her devoted Charlie. 
And me with my soul mate, Louis Dean.

We are already making plans for our Sibling Trip -  February 2018 - to Galveston!!

Now for the videos that wouldn't upload earlier!
They may be out of sequence but here they are!

This video uploaded from Sunday night!

We had just left the Hard Rock Cafe!

Deanie Dancing!!!
This was on our way home today! (Monday!)

Videos from Market Center! I am just so excited that they are loading up!!

We LOVED this singer!!! He sang Merle Haggard songs and I regret I only gave a tip instead of buying his CD!! This was from Friday night.....

My sisters dancing!
Friday night.....

I loved every single moment of my time with my siblings!


Kathy said...

I am so glad you got home safely and weren't in the path of the tornado. Looks like an amazing time you had together. Congratulations on figuring out the videos. That was so great to see and hear everyone.

Pondside said...

What a trip! You four are amazing - I would love to something like that with my two sisters and brother!

Arlene Grimm said...

I know LD was glad to have you up Worchestershire sauce...ugh. Welcome home!:)

Vee said...

What a trip! All these posts have left me wearing a grin. My sister and I are not in a season where we can go and do so I am really enjoying your experiences.

Sandra said...

love the dancing sisters and so glad you are home safe and only found one 45 minute disaster to clean up. could have been much worse. LOL... I saw the news this morning of the 100 million dollars of damage done in San Antonio and instantly thought of the four of you. I am so relieved you are all ok

Ginny Hartzler said...

I was a very lonely child, and have always wanted a sibling. You are so very blessed, and you know and appreciate it to the fullest! Your sibs are so fun loving! Mi Tierra looks amazing! They even served you coffee with a festival inside, ha ha!! That really is a great capture! Deanie really has some MOVES. I know Louis Dean will enjoy those pastries. He is such an excellent cook! Did his mom teach him? God is so good...that tornado totally missed you! I can touch my toes too! But Phil cannot, even though he is the athlete of the family.

Susie said...

Linda, I got a big knot in my tummy when I heard about the storms...I told Ted..that is where Linda and her siblings are right now. So glad in my heart that each of you have wonderful loving spouses. I know LD was a good boy while you were gone , but I bet he's happy you are back home. Blessings to all, love you, xoxo, Susie

Ginny Hartzler said...

Forgot to say, we are the same age! I came back to watch the last video, which wouldn't load last time. It was a fun surprise! Your sisters sure know how to dance! I am so glad your videos loaded!! LOVE the singer, he sounds like Merle Haggard, too.

G Dazeez said...

I am so happy you had a great time! Your pictures of the city were beautiful and that Mi Tierra place looks like one we should all try at least once. Louis Dean did pretty good all on his own! Glad you are all safe after this crazy weather. Welcome Home Linda!

Diana Ferguson said...

Glad you had a great time with your siblings! Safe back home though is good, too.

jamarson1 said...

I'm so glad you all had a fab trip! I went to Florida last year with mine and we had a fab week. Next February we are all going to Mexico for a week. Siblings are the best!

Penny said...

I bet Louis Dean missed you! Bad luck about the sauce spilling right through the fridge, yuk, what a rotten job cleaning that up. Wonderful memories made on your trip with your lovely siblings X