Our week in Florida has come and gone.  It was quite the drive over and back from and to Dallas.  We’ll be in Dallas for a few days more and will head for the border no later than Monday morning if all goes as planned.  We have a lot of errands and shopping and a meeting or two in the meantime.

Somehow we managed to see both of my sisters, their kids and kids’ kids, one of my brothers and his kids, and my parents without taking a photo of any of them!  What was I thinking?  (A: absolutely nothing, obviously)

Here are a few pics of a variety of our experiences including seeing an alligator at a rest area, staying two days on the beach, making and eating pancakes right at our table at De Leon Springs State Park (the old Spanish mill), a manatee sighting, and maybe a few other assorted pics:







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What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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4 Responses to Florida

  1. Pattie Davis says:

    Looks like everyone was really excited about cooking breakfast at the table!! What part(s) of Florida were you in? Impressive beach. If you don’t answer this, I’m going to quit writing you…but I won’t quit reading your stuff! 🙂 Decision about moving to Queretaro? I may have missed it; assuming you are NOT moving. Glad you got to make the trip to both Dallas and Florida. Would have been nice to SEE your parents though.

    Pattie D. Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:58:57 +0000 To: pattie_d@hotmail.com


    • alanbeth says:

      OK Pattie…I wouldn’t want you to stop posting comments so I will unleash my typing fingers to prevent that from happening! Yes, we were a little bit tired of waiting for our turn. After checking out of our one night stay in a rustic cabin at a state park (and none of us slept well there), we drove to this park just so we could enjoy the pancakes. Unfortunately, the wait for a table was nearly an hour (including waiting outside in a downpour…well…we found a spot under the eaves), then the wait for service was about 10 minutes, then the making of the pancakes…and we were all about to pass out as it was probably around 11 a.m. So…no one was in the mood to pose happy for the camera. Yes, we’re staying put in San Juan for now. Basically, unless and until the Lord makes it very clear that we should not be in San Juan, we see reasons to stay and continue ministering there and we don’t see any compelling reasons to move at this point. We’re open to whatever the Lord wants but we have not sensed the Lord leading us to move just yet. So, we’ll continue in SJR and see how the Lord leads. We just want to be faithful in following…we don’t necessarily need to know to where He’s leading. The other side of the Red Sea is the other side of the Red Sea…we don’t have to know where it will be parted or when, but we do need to follow Him who parts it. I think we can do that and be contented with that!


  2. Danny Jaco says:

    Love the gator shot. Also the green swampy pond. Is that a whale in the one shot?


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