This might sound strange considering our current lifestyle but this was a vacation week for us.
We spent the first part of the week in Myrtle Beach just relaxing and enjoying the sun and surf. Steve and I actually hit the beach two days (which, if you know me at all, seems like an impossibility). I must say that I failed to tan from the experience, but I did get two books read on the life of George Whitefield, the impetus behind the Great Awakening (look it up if you are interested). Steve's only complaint about our beach experience was that Greenpeace kept trying to roll him back into the water when he was sunbathing. I told him to lay off the ice cream... oh well.
We also spent part of the week near Darlington and attended the Nascar Southern 500. Both Steve and I were super excited because this was a new track experience for us and also, only the second night race we have attended (the first was the disaster known as the 2012 Daytona 500). We had awesome seats (about 30-50 yards from the start/finish line) which we thought would be spectacular. Unfortunately for us, the design of the track does not lend itself to a view of the front straightaway because of a large wall that most of the drivers hug as they come off turn 4. I am sad to say that the race was dullsville. The drivers in the top 10 spots on the leaderboard did not change for the entire first half of the race and there wasn't even a caution flag until lap 172 which is a track record...YAWN!!!!!!! So we hung around until lap 270 and took off. We figured we had seen enough of the race, nothing much was happening, and we'd beat the traffic out. Of course, as we got to the car, the action picked up and we missed all the crashes and leader changes. That's typical of most NASCAR races though... they settle into a rythym then go like crazy at the end. Thankfully we were home in enough time to watch the last 15 laps and see Jimmie Johnson win. WHATEVER! We had Ryan Newman in the pool this week and, of course, he sucked. But enough of my bad attitude about Nascar. I will renew my passion this Saturday as Steve and I are attending the All-Star race in Charlotte, NC.
So on to the important topic - - MOTHER'S DAY. Both Steve and I wish all you mothers out there a wonderful day and, for that matter, a wonderful week. Why should the hardest working person in the household only get recognition for one day, I ask you? We should be worshipped for an entire week if I have anything to say about it. My mother was one of the most marvelous people you would ever meet in this world. At times, she was my best friend and greatest cheerleader. I miss her terribly but consider myself very blessed to have a wonderful mother-in-law who has taken over that role for me and now also acts as my spiritual advisor. Connie and I did a Bible study together the summer before Steve and I launched on this journey and that time together was very precious to me. Thank you Connie, for your love and guidance!
Alrighty then. Steve and I are making our way north again. As mentioned above, we will be in North Carolina for the week. We are visiting the Del Webb community just south of Charlotte (in South Carolina) and attending the Nascar race on Saturday. I apologize for the lack of pictures this week, but I blame Steve! He said he was on vacation so I had to "bag it." Nice!
Love you guys and miss all of you. We are both looking forward to seeing family in June when we are home for a visit.