Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What a Weekend!!!!

I had grand plans of miles and miles boths and booths of amazing antiques in Round Top Texas. My friend Jessica, her friend Tracy and I made plans several weeks ago to road trip to the antique show that happens twice a year. Once in the fall and again in the spring.

We made it there relatively uneventfully. We were following a GPS that took us on a route that was not the ordinary. Jessica had traveled to Texas several time and had never been the way we went. It was senic and nice. I do think it took us a little longer to get there but not according to the might GPS.

My mom has been in Texas for several months and when I decided that I was going we made plans to meet up there. I hadn't seen her or Nolan since early December. I was very excited about that.

We arrived around 2 pm Saturday afternoon. We immediately went to shop with plans to meet up with my mom when they had gotten the RV parked and ready. I really don't know how to explain what this antique show looked like. It was actually in Warrenton which was only a few miles from Round Top. On both sides of the highway there were tents, booths and piles of antiques/crafts. It was amazing. We had only planned to be there until Monday morning and there was NO way I was going to have enough time to look at everything. It was very similar to the overload I experience at the FM store.

The show shuts down at 6:30 pm. I had about 4 good hours of shopping and visiting with my mom. Jessica, Tracy and I had an ok meal at a place in town and visited a wine bar but it was way too cold to sit outside. I decided to stay with my mom......cause I missed her.

Around 8 am my mom yelled to me to get up cause we had to take Nolan to the hospital. She said he is having a stroke. We quickly got dressed and Nolan in the truck. We had a tense few minutes trying to find a hospital in a town we didn't know and I was trying to figure out my mom's iphone to find directions. We were stopped at a stop sign and I finally opened my door and asked the people stopped behind us where the hospital was. They said follow us and they took us right to the door. I am very thankful that they helped us. It is nice to know that there are still decent people out there.

The doctor confirmed that Nolan had a stroke and that it wasn't his first. They did a scan at that hospital and decided that he needed an MRI. He had to be transfered to Temple Texas for that. My mom and I were trying to figure out if I needed to stay with her or to go on with Jessica. My mom decided that what would help her best would be if I could take Oscar and Lucy (her dogs) back to Missouri with me because the hospital where Nolan was is 100 miles one way and she couldn't drive back and forth to check on them. So.......I am at home now with three dogs and Nolan has been released with no signs of a stroke. I am very thankful that Nolan is feeling better.

What a Weekend!!!!