Monday, February 29, 2016

A quick trip south

Watonga Motel & RV Park
Watonga, OK

Friday morning we drove the truck south
to Houston to be able to go to 
Bill's memorial service.

Traffic was terrible around the cities on the way down,
so it took us 9 1/2 hours :-(
We arrived at Connie's house at about 7:30, 
but just in time for dinner!
Her sisters, husbands, nieces, nephews,
and two daughters were all there.
It was a houseful!
George and I feel like part of her family,
they're all Crazy Columbians!

Saturday we headed over to Bill's daughter Angie's home.
George's daughter Heather, and her fiance John
flew in from Pennsylvania to be there as well.
We wanted to visit for a bit before heading over
to the church in Katy, TX for the service.

The minister did a lovely job..

There were lots of people there,
Bill was very loved.

Afterwards, we went to Connie's sister's house.
It was a great gathering of Columbians,
who love to party :-)

Angie, Brianna, Wes

John and Heather

Connie and sister in law Susan

Connie and half sister Carolina

We sat around after eating and told Bill stories,
laughing so hard we cried.

Sunday Angie & Wes brought Heather & John 
to Connie's house for a visit.
Connie brought out all of Bill's photo albums
so that Angie could take them home.
She and Heather grew up together, 
so they had a great time looking through them.

Today we drove back to Watonga.
Tomorrow we start a new gate in Okarche,
which is just about 40 miles east of here.
For the short term we'll be sharing a gate
until a couple others open up.

A new area to check out!


  1. Hopefully you will make your way to Oklahoma's oldest bar while in Okarche. Eischen's Bar has great chicken served in an unusual way. It is a fun family place to go and the weekends can get very crowded. Also, the Tower Cafe has yummy cinnamon rolls too.

  2. I'm glad you were able to go and be with George's family on this sad occasion and that it was a wonderful celebration of his brother's life.

  3. Glad you had a good time on a sad occasion. Nice that all could celebrate Bill's life.

  4. Our prayers for George and his family. Glad you were able to be there for them.

  5. So sad, but it sounds like you had a wonderful celebration of his life.