Friday, March 19, 2010
A Little Slice of Heaven
My inlaws have a ranch just 45 minutes west of us. They don't live there. It's a second property for them. They've been redoing the ranch house (as in taking it down to the slab and rebuilding). It's pretty much done.
The family and I packed up and headed there yesterday evening. No TV, no radio, no phone (not great cell service). 24 hours of unplugged...NICE!! We started with a campfire last night. With just a small sliver of a moon, we could see so many stars. Next time, we'll remember to bring the star cards so we can identify more constellations.
We slept in this morning until we were ready to get up (well, until the 4 year old was ready). Andy took the boys out for a long walk to see what they could see. Since I was behind on my Bible study, I stayed back for the absolute peace and quiet and worked on getting caught up. (Never get behind in a precept class! LOL)
They came back for lunch and played for a while, then headed up the mountain. They were specifically looking for tracks to report back on what kinds of animals were out and about. Granddad specifically is looking for deer and turkey (turkey season is around the corner). We had a wonderful day with no time constraints. We left around 6 and headed to the best little pizza spot in Texas. It's a hole in the wall joint in Mingus, TX. But my oh my, they have WONDERFUL pizza! You can easily founder yourself on that stuff!
That's how I spent the last 24 hours and I will definitely do it again soon! Spending time with the family was soothing and peaceful. (And next time, I'll remember the camera!)