Audio Book: Mom reads, One More Valley, One More Hill, The Story of Aunt Clara Brown. (Yes Denise, it is inspiring and a tear jerker. What a testimony this woman has!)
5:15 a.m. came all too early. In anticipation of a 12-14 hour day we bleary eyed packed up the camper, urged the kids to the car carrying a juice bottle and pillow and actually pulled out of the campsite by 6:30 a.m. Who would have thought it could be done!
“I like this place,” was the comment from the back seat as we surveyed the flat landscape of Abilene surrounded by low mountains in the distance. It is different than anything like we’ve seen before, but reminds us of “the woods” where we spent many a Thanksgiving in FL. We surprised ourselves by arriving at Abilene at 4 p.m. and decided to take the AAA guide’s suggestion of eating where the locals favor – Lytle Land and Cattle Co. Everyone was pleased, esp. J who ordered a steak from the adult menu for the first time (steak order from the adult menu that is- c).
Stuffed we drove through the quaint and very eclectic town of Buffalo Gap and found our way to Abilene State Park. Already there is much pleading to bag the museum trips planned for the morning and just explore the campground. There is much fuel for the imagination here and many trails for the bikes. But Daddy must find internet and work tomorrow and we must stick to the curriculum. Tonight we close another day with a campfire and s’mores.
***Picture: In the town of Buffalo Gap