Texas kitsch

truckstop-2funSo we went to Texas last week for our kids’ spring break. As we do every time (except one – for my mom’s memorial service), we make the trek via minivan. We have driven enough times that it’s not hard. The kids actually enjoy it. And I love the peaceful time behind the wheel while everyone’s asleep.

As with any journey, there must be stops for tending to those human needs. Truck stops are our pause of choice, as they usually have pretty clean restrooms. And I always enjoy seeing what trinkets they have – that I won’t buy.

Finally, those of you eagle eyes out there may have noticed that one of the fake photos in the western skull picture frames is upside down. (Ten points!)


Lake Volleyball

volleyball-lakeStevie Ray Vaughan had an album called “Texas Flood”. Last week Heather and I were down there for a staff retreat – and the song of the same name played non-stop in my head.

This was a rare moment when the rains had actually stopped enough to walk outside without getting soaked.