Monday, July 14, 2008

We're back.....well, almost

My mom and I (and Joseph) have arrived back safely to Dallas from our trip to Lincoln, Nebraska. I tried posting some pictures but it kept telling me there was an error, so when we get back to Houston I will post.
We had a great trip! I drove up to Dallas with Joseph last Wednesday and he did great in the car for me. Then Thursday morning, we set out for Nebraska for my mom's family reunion. My mom had originally told me the trip was about 8-9 hrs....she was off by about 2 hours. It took us 11 to get there and 11.5 to get back. It's okay though because Joseph did awesome in the car. He was also a very happy boy our entire trip!
Friday, we went to a children's zoo there in Lincoln. It was a small zoo, perfect for Joseph. He was able to pet and feed ducks, goats, emu's, donkey's and camels. We rode the train to end the day at the zoo. After the zoo, we made our way to my uncle's house in Hallam, Neb. This was the coolest town I have ever seen. Middle of now where!! About 30 houses, huge silos right in the middle of the town, a train track and about 10 business on the main street.
Saturday, we drove to Wayne, Neb. My hometown. I was born in Pender, Neb (about 15 min from Wayne), but my earliest childhood memory is of Wayne. There is a lot of family history here. My parents went to Wayne State College and met and later got married. We went back to the house I lived in and I learned it was also the house my mom grew up in her entire childhood. I knew my grandparent's had lived there, but had no idea that is where she grew up. We went to the college and I heard a lot of stories and saw buildings where my parents lived and the building where my dad asked my mom if she needed a ride (where it all began). It was just so much fun going back and everything being the way I remembered it 23 years ago.
Sunday, we just chilled and went to a local park that was just awesome. Joseph, I think would have been more into it, but he was really tired and it was really warm at the time we went.
Monday, here we are, safe in Dallas, looking forward to coming home, but not being in the car.
We miss y'all and can't wait to hear about all your vacations.

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