Hubby and I were in Dallas last week for a meeting he had to attend. Some friends that were there for the same meeting invited us to go with them on a VIP of the Cowboys Stadium. Well, let me tell you, if you ever have an opportunity to do this, go! There were only 7 of us on this particular tour, so that made it even better. I have never seen anything like it in my life. We got to walk on the field, go in the locker rooms of both the players and the cheerleaders, went into Jerry Jones private suite and the press room. It was an hour and a half of ooohing and ahhhing for sure! It's really hard to describe this place it is so amazing and just a side note, on game day the stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia.
After being in Dallas a couple of days we headed on to Dodge City where our daughter and family lives. To tell you the absolute truth, there isn't much else in Dodge City. Well, lots and lots of cows and of course, Wyatt Earp Blvd. But, for us, not much of interest outside of family. ~wishing they would hurry and move~ Of course, Clancy was beside himself with excitement when we arrived and that makes that long, long drive worth it all.
While in Dodge City, our daughter took me to see her classroom. She teaches 5th grade and is very, very passionate about it. Each new school year she spends a great deal of time coming up with a theme for the new year. This year she chose a beach theme and it was so cute and such a happy environment. It is so amazing to me all the resources available to teachers today. She even has an IPad for every one of her students. Wow! makes the way things were when I went to school seem like it was in the dark ages. And, hey, I guess it was.
And, the biggest deal about our being in Dodge City was celebrating Clancy's 5th birthday. His birthday isn't actually until Oct. 2nd, but we had a little private party for him and gave him our gifts. To say he was excited would be an understatement. He was beyond excited !
And, these hugs were big enough to last until we see this sweet little fella again at Christmas. As I've said before, I think there should be a law that says children cannot live more than 4 hours away from their parents. 4 hours is a very doable distance, 13 hours, not so much!
Happy, happy weekend!