Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Here I Am Again . . .

Texas Bluebonnets remind me of the fields of Lupine we see in the springtime in Michigan.
Did you think I would ever return
We enjoyed a few sunny and warm days in Texas
but we enjoyed some forty and fifty degrees too.
We didn't seem to mind at all
much warmer than zero and below weather.

We enjoyed some authentic Mexican food with our friends Tom and Thora.
This was Mexican breakfast time.
T & T spend several months in Mission, Texas.
We rented a place near them for a few weeks.

I enjoyed catching up with a high school friend of mine from Iowa.
We met them at Dirty Al's for some shrimp and scallops, YUMMY!
Carol and her husband Myron had been spending a few months in Harlingen, Texas.

Carol and her husband took us to visit the
 Iwo Jima Memorial and Museum in Harlingen.
The original sculpture of the Iwo Jima Memorial,
that is in Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC is in Harlingen
at the Marine Military Academy and Iwo Jima Memorial Museum.
This is the clay sculpture that the bronze statue in
Arlington Cemetery was made from. 
Jack and I visited Arlington Cemetery this past October.



I enjoyed snapping some pictures of the flowers and ferns
during my morning walks.
Our trip was called short because my brother Terry
became very ill and we left Wednesday the fourth
to drive to Iowa to be with him.
We have not had the best luck with the weather.
Ice, sleet, snow storms on the way to Texas
and a repeat performance on the way to Iowa.
The most dreadful driving weather you can possibly imagine.
We are still in Iowa, Terry remains in kidney failure. 
He has been in the hospital but was moved to a skilled care facility yesterday.
Good news though . . . he had some better kidney numbers yesterday
and it is sunny and beautiful here!
We plan on driving back to Michigan on Thursday the twelfth.
Plus there will be trips back to Iowa as well.
Staying true to my blog will be hit and miss for awhile. 
I will miss the creating and the visits with each of you.

I will return . . . I promise.
Love and Hugs,


eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, I am glad you had a fun time with your friends in Texas. I love the photos and the gorgeous ferns. I am just sorry you had to cut your visit short..And I will keep your brother in my prayers..Hopefully you will enjoy some visit time with your brother before you head home.. Safe travels..

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Lynne,
It's lovely to get away and to meet up with old friends isn't it ? I'm so sorry to hear of your brother Terry being so ill. I hope that he is improving every day.
Beautiful photographs …. hope that you will find the time to post some more.
Have fun. XXXX

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm sorry to hear that your brother has been ill. Prayers for his recovery. I hope the rest of your trip remains uneventful weather and health wise. I do believe we are finally starting to melt some of those big snow piles in MI. Hugs!!

carolann said...

Sorry about your brother Terry but will pray that what is positive for him as you mentioned will remain to be full recovery.

Nice to be with school friend so long.

Save travels my dear and your hubby.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i hate that you hit such dreadful traveling weather. hoping your brother can improve! i'm glad you were able to have some time with friends in texas, though. :)

Michelle said...

Good to hear from you! Will keep your brother in prayers!

Sarah Huizenga said...

So glad you had a good time in Texas before you had to leave. Hopefully your brother continues to improve. At least the weather is improving here.

Deanna said...

So glad to hear that your brother is improving. It was fun seeing Mission again. I miss my times that I spent there with my Mom & Dad. Glad to see you posting!!

PlantPostings said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. I'm glad to hear your brother's numbers are better now. And I hope spring is here to stay now. It makes driving so much easier!

Kerin said...

Sending well wishes for your brother! Hope his levels continue to improve!

Sorry about the dicey weather that you had to travel through... no fun.
Glad to see you back and to see pictures from your trip.
You have such a beautiful smile!!


Margaret Adamson said...

sounds like a great fun trip visiting friends. Hope your brother improves.Love the Ferns.

MarmePurl said...

Take Care, Dear One.
Travel safe.
Sending good vibs to you and your family.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You DID have some awful driving weather while here! So glad you enjoyed your visit with friends and MADE a safe trip. I'm sorry to hear of your brother's troubles; I will add him to my prayers today. Enjoy that sunshine! blessings ~ tanna

barb said...

Love the yellow flowers. We have plans to see Texas when we retire. I've never been there. Prayers for your brother.

Kim said...

Lynne, your trip sounds lovely as does your visit with friends. I am sorry to hear about your brother, I will send positive thoughts your way that he continues to improve! :)

Missy George said...

Miss you Lynne..Thanks for the Spring colors you shared with us today..Have a safe journey home..encouraging news about your brother..

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm glad you had some fun visits even though your time was shortened. I'm sorry about your brother's illness. Hope he continues with those good numbers!
Take care.

Pamela Gordon said...

Lynne, it's nice to hear from you and that you got back north safely although I'm sorry to hear about your brother's illness. I hope is is doing better. It sounds like you had a fun time with friends in Texas. You take care of yourselves and we'll be waiting for your return to blogging regularly. Hugs. Pam

W. Latane Barton said...

Lynne, my prayers for your brother Terry as he struggles with his kidney failure. And, prayers, too, for your travels. Hugs.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Thankful for an update from you, Lynne.
You and yours have been in my thoughts, and will continue to be!
Wishing you sunshine. (We're loving it here.)