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Friday, August 15, 2008

Texas and Minnesota

My brother and sister-in-law left Saturday morning to fly to Copenhagen. They are cruising the Baltic. Chuck and I are staying in Dallas with my mother until they return in two weeks.

It is very hot here - over 100 we are looking at what we can do to keep cool.

We went to the Choctaw casino on Monday. Choctaw is a casino located just across the Oklahoma border. My mother loves playing the slots so we decided to take her. It is about 150 miles round trip. We learned that the casino has a bus that provides free transportation from Dallas on the weekdays. We made reservations and off we went. My mother won $475. Good job!!

Mom and Chuck boarding the bus to Choctaw.

We decided it was too hot to stay in Dallas. We packed our suitcases and headed for Minnesota on Thursday. Our daughter, son in law and nine grandchildren live in Elk River. It took us two days to get there. We spent Saturday and Sunday visiting them. Then returned back to Dallas, arriving Tuesday evening.

Here is a picture I took of Dallas as we drove out of town.

Mom made the best back seat passenger. She was so happy to be going on a road trip.

We spent Saturday and Sunday in Elk River. We went to the county fair and enjoyed the kids as they enjoyed water activities.

The adult cheering section....whimps we were not to get wet.

Merri and Ken have seven girls and two boys.

This is the youngest.....Raven Leigh. She has grown so much since we saw her in April.

My mom loves little babies and enjoyed holding her very much.

We drove back to Dallas on Monday and Tuesday. We were happy to find that it had cooled down into the 90s.

On Thursday we took the bus back up to Choctaw. None of us brought back any winnings this time.

Here is mom and Chuck clowning around while we waited for the casino bus.

Today is Friday and Norman and Nan are returning from their cruise today.

Sunday, Chuck and I will fly to Georgia to visit family there.

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