This has been a very long weekend. Coach’s Uncle Mel passed away this past week so we traveled to be with family and attend the funeral. Just about 800 miles round trip. Whew. It was wonderful spending time with everyone. They are all such a great group of people.
Beulah travels with us & she does so well. She just goes with the groove. We always stay at Motel 6 because they are pet friendly. We left out Friday morning, made it to the hotel around 6 that evening, dropped Beulah off and headed to the viewing. Thank goodness we made it just in time! And then we gathered at Aunt Ruth’s home for family time, great food, music, and just love. I think we made it to bed that night around midnight or so. I was whooped!
Saturday morning we got to sleep in a bit… by sleeping in I mean 8 instead of the normal 5 o’clock alarm. That extra 3 hours is fan-freakin-tastic! Coach ran out to get us some coffee & donuts, then we had time to just sort of “be” at the hotel. Lunch was being hosted at a cousin’s home around 11:30.
What an incredible home they have! It’s up on stilts, as are most homes near the Gulf Coast and bayou territory. The stairs whooped my ass but I made it up there. the home was gorgeous and unpretentious. Wood floors, deep rich colors on the walls, beautiful pottery and paintings, patterns and colors all over. There are big decks outside overlooking a lush wooded area, swimming pool and just nature. Very relaxing.
The funeral was at 2 and it was an uplifting service. The pastor told wonderful stories and made us all feel very good. Mel will be incredibly missed.
We drove home today. As much as we enjoy seeing family, man, it sure is wonderful to come home.
There were huge storms…. huge storms! Even here… we haven’t seen rain in a year. Thunder & lightening… powerful & amazing. Hopefully it will continue for a while.