Last September we were blessed to visit McAllen, TX for a week. It’s been 9 months since then and I guess we’re ready for another taste of the homeland. The kids are definitely ready and want to be there now.
I asked Dayton why he wanted to go to the U.S. and he said because he wants to meet his cousins. I told him that he means to say “see” his cousins…he’s already met them…all except one that’s a new addition to the clan and none of us have met her yet. I know that both boys are looking forward to pizza and ice cream and all kinds of goodies.
We’re 98% packed and we’ll probably hit the road by 6:30 if not before…or later. We try to not stress over it if we’re too tired to go early, we’ll go a bit later. It’s about a 10 hour drive but being a Friday and the day before a holiday, it could be a long wait at the border. For that reason alone it would better to leave earlier.
For a couple years now the windows on the truck have been water stained. We don’t think much of it but it’s actually an annoyance at best. Today I gassed up at the local PEMEX and a roaming vendor asked me if I wanted to buy something that cleans windows and would get rid of those water stains. I let him do a demonstration for me on my driver’s side window and WOW…it really worked. I don’t know what exactly the stuff is but it is a very fine, gritty sand or something. Just mix with water and then rub it as hard as you can and after a few minutes the water stains are gone.
I ended up coming home and doing the windows all the way around. The difference is amazing! At least, that’s what Beth told me. I haven’t driven the truck since but she had to go out.
Well…I don’t know that you’re too excited about all this. So, if you’re still with me here…we’d appreciate your prayers for a safe trip tomorrow and a smooth border crossing. We’ll be in McAllen until Tuesday morning. I’m pretty tired and think I’ll sign off here. I suspect I’ll have opportunities to post on the blog along our trip with photos and hopefully some interesting anecdotes. It should be fun so stay tuned!