There are not many times in my life where all 6'4", 285 pounds of my, little less than solid anymore, Redneck man ways breaks down and acts like a teenage school girl getting ready for her first date, but last night was an exception.
In two weeks we will be taking the oldest girl down to Texas A&M for her student conference and we will be doing the parent tour along with it. That should be enough to send any parent into a boastful state of happiness but that is for only one day.
While the girl stays at the campus, the wife and I will have two days to just be together and do things. Yall might think that is why I got all giddy, but your wrong.
Tuesday we plan to visit Washington On The Brazos to see where Texas got it's start. I have always wanted to go there and take the tour. I love history and I love Texas so this is a double thumbs up for me. That's exciting, but not giddy exciting.
Here it is, ready? While there, they have a Amish community of sorts that lives the way they did in 1833. It was featured on Texas Country Reporter a few months back and I really wanted to go and check it out.
Ok, Here's the good part, I pay them $5 to get to dressed up and work on their farm. Oh yea, who's your daddy?
I will get to run a team of oxen, make soap, spin yarn, plant crops, haul hay, use an outhouse, help cook and do it all without AC or any type of modern technology. I become the living exhibit. How exciting is that?
Hold on a second, after typing it out and reading it back, it does not sound so fun. I am going to pay them money, to do the stuff I already do at the Mini Farm, minus the Oxen. This is a scam! Why can't I have people pay me to do my work? That's genius. Have city folks come down and work your fields and make your stuff for you, and get paid while watching you do it.
At any rate it is worth it to say I played Amish for a day. Oh will I have some stories to tell.
I can see it now, I bet you, in a couple of years the story will go from being Amish for a few hours to living in a community for a year of so. That's funny
Oh, one other thing, I know everyone is busy with all that you do, but if you have a minute to spare stop by
I was going through some of my readers one day and stumbled upon this young lady's blog. I started to read it and thought to myself this young girl has her head on straight and also some amazing parents. They sounded just like me and the wife. When I saw the pic of this young lady, I realized she does have some amazing parents because they are us. Yup, it's my oldest girl and boy can write, she must have got that from her momma.