Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Going Away

I leave next Thursday for nearly two weeks.  I'm flying to Dallas where I'll meet up with my mom at my Aunt Char's house.  I think my cousin Kyra is going to be picking me up from the airport.  We'll spend the night there, then leave sometime the next day to drive up to Oklahoma where my great aunt and some of my dad's cousins live.  We'll spend a few days with all of them with kind of a casual family get together that Saturday.  Last I heard, Tim and his wife were not going to be there, but I don't know that for sure.

Sunday evening I'm going to get to meet one of my dad's biological sisters (the youngest one) who also lives in OK.  I met the oldest sister, Joann, on a previous TX trip.  There's one other sister, but since no one is in touch with her, I don't expect to ever meet her.  Anyway, I met the sister in OK, Sherrie, once when I was about seven or so, and I have a vague memory of it.  But she and I have gotten to know each other some over the last couple years on Facebook and since we're going to be pretty close to her, I definitely wanted to see her.  So we're going to see her that Sunday!

Mom and I will drive back to Dallas on Monday, Labor Day.  We're supposed to visit with a friend of Mom's that evening.  I've met her, but I don't know her that well.  That's okay.  Tuesday will be doing a little shopping and then I'm going to get together with a good friend from college that evening.  I haven't seen him since we graduated, but we've always stayed in touch, so I'm really looking forward to seeing him again.

Wednesday morning Mom and I will leave Dallas and head to Waco.  My dad's one living biological brother lives there, so we're going to meet up with him and his wife.  I think I may have met him once, but I was a baby or something so obviously I have no memory of it!  It'll be interesting.

From there, Mom and I will drive to Houston, which is where Mom's youngest brother (Dave) lives.  He's turning 50 in a couple weeks, so we're going to be there to celebrate with him.  The really fun part is that he and his family know that Mom is coming, but they don't know about me!!  Now, I think I'll be telling his wife, Kelly, soon so she can be prepared.  Mom and I are going to be staying with them, so it seems a little unfair to spring it on her.  But Dave and my cousins will be surprised!  I saw Dave a couple years ago, but I haven't seen any of the rest of his family since before I moved up here.  Mom and I will be there for about 4 days and I think it'll be fun!

So that's the trip.  I'll be gone for nearly two weeks.  Other than going to Jasper, it's the first time I've left town in nearly a year, when I went to Ohio last October.  Now I just hope that it's not super hot so I'm not one big puddle of sweat the whole time!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky you..on vacation! Sounds like it will be fun to connect again with family and friends.

Take pictures if you can. I have not been to Texas.

August 25, 2011 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Tonya said...

I found your blog through a link on another blog I read. I have read it from the first to last post over the past week and really enjoyed it. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

August 29, 2011 12:12 PM  

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