The recent rains across the South made what usually is dry and brown bloom green and lush. Midland is the last stop on Phase Two of our Manifest Destiny transcontinental journey. Phase One was somewhat familiar territory driving across the Appalachians and Mississippi River to Texas. Phase Two has been thr Texas Tour, chillin with family across the wide state we call home (of record). Tonight we cross the border to New Mexico and into Phase Three: Wagons West.
So Midland is the last stop, the jumping off point. After this, it’s hotels for months.
We attended Hannah and Justin’s church, toured the Petroleum Museum, and ate tasty smoked meat and drank Texas beer and port.
I asked my mom what her favorite part was of our visit to Katy, and I think she spoke for everyone when she said the kids playing so well together, the fun outings we all went on, and most of all, the times we spent just together: chatting over morning coffee, dinner or evening wine, hanging out after the kids went to bed, especially our ridiculous game night playing Heads Up.