Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Deep In the Heart of Texas
~Once a year, go someplace you've never been~
I try to follow that suggestion, not only because it's fun and exciting, but because my soul needs and deserves it. The anticipation of the going gets under my skin and itches until I can hardly sleep. My mind swirls around all the sights and sounds that we will shortly be experiencing. I mentally pack and unpack my suitcase twenty times until that time when my hands are truly packing. I'm as excited as a young child ~ What will we see? What will we do? How will the air smell? Will we see city lights? Will I get to smell the farmland and taste the regions fare? ARE WE THERE YET??
Tomorrow I will pack for a short trip to Texas. We are meeting Weston, our newest grandbaby and can hardly wait to hold him. We haven't seen Sam and Jes for over two years now and are so excited to just share some time with them. Sam is in the service, stationed in Texas, but scheduled for his second deployment in June so it's definately time for a visit.
Riff has driven through a small part of Texas and I have never been anywhere near, so this is our "go someplace you've never been before" trip this year. Actually, last year passed without me meeting this goal, so I may have to make it up this year. Not sure where that second place will be. I promise to take pictures of the first.
The image above is some travel tags that I made for myself using Aimee Ray's inspiration in her book Doodle-Stitching, (which I borrowed from Monica ). The light isn't very good, but they are really bright and springy. I made my first tag very similar to the one in Aimee's book, but changed where the ID window goes. Aimee had hers on the inside, so that you see the ID when you open it up. I wanted mine to show on the outside, so I put it on the back of the tags. As I was making my first one, I suddenly had an image of cherry tree's in bloom floating around in my head and this is what I came up with. I really like it and couldn't wait to get it on my suitcase. I'm ready now ~ the anticipation is high ~ Thursday night I will be smelling that Texas air for the first time.
Happy Trails to you...
Posted by Paula at 10:21 PM