The vacation started not quite how I thought it would....BUT that doesn't surprise me AT ALL! We were to leave on Friday after Avrianna got home from school. I was in the RV packing it up when I was getting chilly so I went to turn on the heater........NO HEAT!! Are you kidding me??? I had really thought that would be it for our vacation. We can't drive there with no heat. I know we are going to Dallas, TX but we still need heat for the drive especially for the evenings. Thankfully I found a wonderful repair shop that would look at it first thing Saturday morning. So everything was on hold till I got word if it was repairable. Saturday morning Dan took the RV in and thankfully it was an easy fix. Those darn Mud Wasps had found a great place to make their home...in the igniter and damper for the furnace. I am so glad it wasn't anything too serious....the vacation is back on!
As we were wrapping up our packing and ready to hit the road......My thumb got slammed in a door. OMG did that hurt! I thought I had broke it, but it just dislocated. I relocated it, bandaided it, and we were ready for road once again.
The kids and I were in the RV ready to go, with excitement rising high to head to the big city and warmer weather. Dallas here we COME!! Dan opens the door to the RV stating it's going to take a bit longer as when he went to load the van on the dollie the front bumper got alil too close and it was "repositioned" ~ Ahhhhhh!
With that I will start to share our photos from our "vacation"
$%!^ ~ we threw a few screws in the wheel well to hold the bumper down and it was good enough so we could shove off
On the road you could tell the weather wasn't the best. Thankfully we left a day later as the weather wasn't so nice the night before. There were MANY semi's in the ditch jack knifed facing the wrong direction. It was eerie how many there were. Did you ever get that feeling that maybe we shouldn't be on vacation?? We decided to get off the road for the nite and hang out to watch a movie and enjoy Danny's Birthday more.
Once in Texas we saw the Race track it is HUGE!! It is true in Texas they do everything BIG. Wow!
The kids did wonderful :)
We took off to the Grapevine Mall. Again HUGE place.
We even caught a lazer lite show in the Planetarium ~ Holidaze
Then is was off to Dallas where we hit the Ripley's Believe it or Not and Wax Museum. COOL!! I remember as a kid watching the tv show of Ripley's
But look at that face......So peaceful. I could gaze at him forever!!
Now onto our next BIG adventure. Danny will be admitted into CHOW on Monday nite, the 7th and he's scheduled to have his VEPTR rods removed and then have his back fused and stationary rods will be placed. This is going to be his biggest and longest surgery, he will require more blood product due to the significant blood loss and the surgery will be approx 8-10 hours, to date. I ask that you please keep my Lil Man in your thoughts n prayers next week. He can use all the help we can give him. Then on Friday the 11th in the afternoon he will go into surgery once again to have his baclofen pump replaced as the battery for the pump has neared the end of its life. You can say anxiety is running HIGH with his momma right now. I will be glad when it's February and we can look back and say it's over with and things turned out alright. PHEW!! Thanks for following us. I'm off to finish undecorating the house, unpack from our travels, and pack for our extended stay down in CHOW. Wish me LUCK!