We are leaving this town.
That means we are leaving this hotel
which has me up way too early with
nightmares of bedbugs.
Mind you, there is no evidence of them...
just my vivid imagination.
Chelsea and Michael have greatly enjoyed
the Ichthus Festival but are exhausted.
They just happened to mention last night
at 11:45-ish that they wouldn't
HAVE to go back today because
they had experienced enough.
This was the best news to me because
there were bad storms in the area last evening
and I was totally stressing about the kids but
could not get them on the cell.
We knew from others that we ran into
about town that the festival had shut down
for a while
and sent everyone to find shelter.
My heart was going pitter patter as I
waited until time to meet them.
Going out there at that point would have
The place is too large and we would
not have found them.....
The National Guard and Police were
very good to enforce that everyone get
to a sheltered place.
Thankfully the worst of the storm broke
up before it got to the concert site.
I think it was miraculous because we
could see lots of "reds and yellows" over
that area on the computer.
There were warnings of high winds,
lots of lightning and hail.
More storms are in the forecast for today.
I couldn't imagine being two hours
away from them....
Warren couldn't imagine not using our
tickets at the museum.
Thus the reason I am overjoyed that
we will not be separated and that we
won't spend two needless hours on the road
We are headed North!
To the Creation Museum.
Warren and I were planning to go today
anyway but that meant leaving the kids
here and then coming back for them.
Now they are coming too and we will
stay in a new hotel this evening!!!
I booked it very early this morning...
like at 12:15am - give or take.
I am greatly looking forward to the change.
We have made some inroads with the staff here
but I'm still more than a little creeped out.
I got a chair for our room.
From a side porch.
Carried it up the steps.
There is no elevator.
The staff member I asked said sure....
go for it....."but you can only borrow
it, you can't take it home with you!"
He expressed relief that I would take
it myself....he said he didn't feel like it.
Ummmm.....why would I want to take
a rickety old chair home with me?
I have plenty of chairs at home.....
I suspect that this dirty chair, the refrigerator
and microwave that had to be brought in
at our request
(because they were supposed to
be here and we needed the fridge
for Chelsea' nutritional supplements)
and any other changes that were made to
the room will stay this way until someone else needs
it elsewhere. Then changes will be made.
But these are the things that make memories.
We have laughed so hard at the craziness that
is this place.
We have felt safe enough.
We just have to shake our heads.....
at so much!!!
I came close to visiting my first Hobby Lobby.
However we got there at 8:21pm and they had closed
at 8:00pm. Man, and we were so close!
I read about this store so often from my
friends in Blogland.
One of these days.......
Warren and I tried a new (to us)
restaurant for lunch yesterday.
The experience of the building itself was
a treat....and the food backed it up.
I had the house salad and potato soup.
Warren had the most delicious burger ever.
Ask me how I know????
It was way too much for him so I got to
snitch a few bites.
I should have taken photos inside
but it was quite dim and I am not very
familiar with the new camera's settings yet.
But, if you have an experience half as good
as ours you would love the place.
In spite of my complaints we have had
a wonderful time. Warren and I have
had the opportunity to explore the area and just relax
while the kids were enjoying the music.
Looking forward to today, so much.
Hopefully we can get some great photos.
Have a great one...
whatever you might be up to.