Saturday, July 26, 2008

Finish up our vacation

Well, we found a church to attend on Sunday and then quickly enjoyed the ski lift one more time before it poured with rain and hail. We missed that by 10 minutes.

Monday, drove all the way home taking a scenic route. (Another words, we got off our beaten path accidentally)

Tuesday, we decided to use our free tickets and go to Six Flags. Were we nuts or what????? We had a great time, though!

Wednesday, drove to Holly Lakes for a few days at the timeshare. We swam a lot on Thursday and then Friday, before we left, did some fun things in Tyler. After that, we went to see Wall-E. It was okay but nobody was really excited about it!

Came home on Friday and are recovering today!

That is our big vacation.

(I wish you could see G right now....she is dancing to Hannah Montana's one day concert. She is wearing 3-D glasses. This is a hoot!!!)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Vacation 3

Vacation Part 3-We want to see a real bear :(

Friday night-G went for more aerobic exercising and we stayed here at the cabin. I had a headache because of the altitude and heat. It has surprisingly been a little warm in the afternoons. I have a killer sunburn on my head and nose. Lovely, huh?

Imagine this....up with the dawn again!!! We got up and G went on a hike around the river. The community center has great things for kids and good supervision, as well. We went to the laundry mat while she hiked. Picked her up and went to lunch at Capo's. It was VERY expensive and not all that great. G and I went to the community center so that she could build a boat and race it. You will see a picture of it. Pretty cool! She picked out the wood and really built it. She didn't win the race and if you know know that it was devastating!
Shane and E met us at Old Frye's Town for the shootout and Indian dances. Well, the shootout was the same but there were no Indians. They had other things going on and didn't make it. We drove around the mountains after that and then ate a funnel cake. Hung out at the cabin and then went and heard a local band play at the community center lawn.

Getting ready for church. E is in full swing. Praying they have a nursery!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Postcard from us to you

We are having a GRAND time here in Red River! We love you all!

Friends and Family

The Scotts

Vacation Day 2

Vacation Day 1

Vacation part 1

Well, the Scotts have made a big trip to the mountains. We left on Monday and drove to Dalhart. We got there and had reservations at what I thought was a decent motel. YUCK! It was awful and no working pool. So, I went and told the man that since there was no working pool and I had promised the kids a pool that we wanted to cancel our reservations. He argued and argued with me that it was posted online that there was no working pool. He cancelled our reservations but our parting conversation was:
Me: You might want to double check so that this doesn't happen again.
Him: You need to check it again because you are wrong.

So, I we went to Days Inn and it was nice enough. And.....I wrote Best Western about my aforementioned problem. They wrote me back and are sending us a $25 gift certificate to Best Western because of our problems. By the way, it WAS NOT mentioned on I checked again!

Monday, we left to come to Red River. The first pics that you see in the slide show are of our first look at the mountains. We enjoyed watching the temperature drop as we got closer.

When we were pretty close, we stopped at a cold mountain stream. Shane and the kids got out and played in the water. You will see those pics.

We got to Red River and it was warmer than expected but still cool enough. We watched a gunfight and hung out around town. We, also, checked into our hotel/condo thingy. You will see pictures of it.

E was so tired and cranky that we were about to lose our minds. We went to the grocery store, bought some groceries, and came home and cooked spaghetti. We were all exhausted so we just hung out here and chilled.

Today, Wednesday, E woke up before 7 and the kids and I were dressed and outside by 8:30ish. We went and made reservations for our jeep tour. We were more than excited about it since we have enjoyed that for many years at Red River.

We didn't think that 12:00 would ever come for our jeep tour. Well, it came and boy was it a trip.

First, we get going and we have a really crazy driver. He takes us to the edge of the mountain and kinda slides around crazy like.

Then, we have a flat tire. (Let me interject here to tell you that the last time Shane and I took a Red River jeep tour, we had a flat.) Did I mention that at this point it had started raining?

Well, the guys got the tire changed and then the rain really hit hard. Not only rain but sleet. Hard and fast sleet. The driver, seeming to be encouraged by this, decided to drive very, very fast through this chaos. We had panchos on and had to hide our faces because the pelting sleet was hurting our faces. E fell asleep under my pancho but G was so stressed out. We did this for about 20-30 minutes. It was horrible and nobody on the jeep made a sound. It was VERY SCARY!

We got to the top of Greenie Peak and had just a moment to jump out and take pictures. It was still raining but not near as hard. We got back into the jeep and sped off to the cave. While there, my legs got real crampy and we were all suffering from the recent trauma. G panned for gold and then quickly we got back in the jeep again.

We sped back to Red River so that the driver wouldn't miss his next psychotic tour. I wanted to warn them but just couldn't. Did I mention that he was smoking out the window the whole time and it was blowing into our faces? I hate cigarette smoke!!!

So, now we are back in the room and we are recovering as best we can. Other than the jeep tour, we love it here!!! Stay tuned for more updates from our Big Red River Vacation!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Well, I wrote this once and then accidentally lost it. I am brilliant sometimes. NOT!
Last Tuesday, I found out that I will be writing for Lifeway soon. I am going to be writing for one of their children's curriculum. I will be attending an all expense paid trip to their writer's conference in February. Shane and I will both be leading Sunday School training this August. I am so excited. If you know me well, you know that these are dreams come true.
I was blessed with the opportunity to be mom's nurse as she is recovering from knee surgery. We had a great time just hanging out and she is recovering.
I had to head home on Saturday because Shane and I had a big date. Our friend, Randy, is a flight instructor. He and his wife flew us to Stephenville for dinner. It was way too much fun! We had a great time and you know me...I love flying.
Monday, we had the opportunity to attend the Rangers/Angels game in a Suite overlooking Center field. It was our choice: inside watching on the big screen with air conditioning or outside watching live. You will never believe this but I chose outside. I was hollering by the end of the game. It was fun and FREE!
Next week, we will be taking a vacation to Red River. We are very excited.
God has been blessing us in unique ways and with unique opportunities. Not to mention that Ethan has been taking naps. (Thanks for the prayers!) We pray God is blessing you and that you are recognizing His blessings!