Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Never say Never....Unless you really mean it!

Never say never........but today, I am saying NEVER.   Yesterday (Tuesday) at approximately 6:00 am, I ventured out on a trip with my sweet, darling Sam.   Let's see.....I was told that we would not be back until Wednesday night and probably more like Thursday morning....

I was all up for that.   We were going to be heading South, down towards the San Antonio area.....and even  f-u-r-t-h-e-r  South into the land of nothing but cactus and mesquite brush.  

 This one way trip is just over 422 miles.  This is a pretty good distance if you ask me.

Do you see Crystal City, way down at the bottom on this map?  It's just about as close to Mexico as you can get.    And then you should be able to see Tyler at the top of the map, just West of Shreveport.  That was our starting point.          Texas is a HUGE State!!   

Imagine this view with no green leaves on the mesquite brush.  Everything was brown and dormant.    Very Dry looking!

Do any of you know how many miles long the State of Texas is?
660 miles wide

Length?   790 miles long.

Like I said....we left at 6 in the morning......drove to our destination....loaded the nursery stock.....drove ALL THE WAY BACK HOME!!!!   Good grief....this was not in our plans!  This is not what I bargained for!

I have no idea what popped into Sam's head, to think that at our age, we could easily drive this distance in one day.   844 miles, plus the extra miles that it took to drive out into the middle of No Where, to pick up the stock.   Three short stops for gas and to use the restroom....and a 30 minute dinner break.       That was all the stopping we did.     

I was exhausted when we got home at midnight!!! I plan to do this again!  

What a day and night!



Ruth Hiebert said...

Sounds like a loooong day and quite tiring.

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is almost unbelievable, Shug!! I just cannot imagine it! Why was he in such a rush? Maybe he did not want to sleep at a motel? I knew Texas is huge, but did not know it is THIS big!! When it comes to a trip like this, ALWAYS say never!

Betsy Adams said...

Hmmmmm---what was Sam's reason to drive all of the way home the same day???? You said that he said that you all may not be home for 2-3 days... What happened????? I'm puzzled...

We cannot drive that far in one day anymore.. The old knees and hips just won't allow it... We'd have to stop every hour or two and walk.. Then ---that would make the trip even much longer. YIPES.

I agree ---that is a NEVER AGAIN trip...


Michelle said...

Driving like that is exhausting! Glad you made the trip safely!

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