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Travel Blogs from Midlothian
Well, I have actually been packed for a while. Just doing all the little things to get ready to go on a trip this long takes the most time. I did have high hopes of actually making it to the pool today but there were just so many little things to do!! At least I know that my kids will have good dinners for 2 nights. They have food awaiting them in the fridge. YAY! ...
... our going away without their permission! Much attention dispensed!
This was a good trip--a little different from our usual trips, as we had no outdoor adventures (having been rained out at Big Thicket), but it was really interesting, and we covered a lot of history.
Next year....who knows?
... from Africa and very likely from South Africa so as an American of South African descent, I am proud as a human to see compassion and reconciliation espoused and prized in a country that has known so much pain. There is real strength in the spirit of South Africa and lord willing it will realize its' potential.
Was it home? No and yes. It's a place set apart from the rest of the world; but it feels like home.
... Civil War. After Reconstruction, Richmond's location at the falls of the James River helped it develop a diversified economy and it became a land transportation hub.
Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" was spoken in Richmond among many other famous events.
Maybe a trip back in the Fall would give us a better view of this area in less harsh conditions.
... I had nothing to worry about. Maria and I got along so well and I hope someday I can go back and visit her again or she can come back here. Her mother was so sweet and made sure that I was comfortable and happy. Her dad was a little quiet but super funny. And Manuel was adorable and reminded me a lot of Liam.
I wish we were able to stay another week in Madrid because I loved every minute of the week and there was still so much to do and ...