And this is it….last stop on an AMAZING adventure! Amarillo, Texas. The smell of horses is overwhelming and the mass of humanity that dwell along the panhandle doesn’t begin to compare to the beauty of Cadillac Ranch. Okay, I may be joking here. Honestly, the renewed energy and jubilation we all feel comes from the fact that we are ALMOST home!!!
I had to take the picture of the kids all sharing that pull-out bed, because it is a real testament to how close the three have become on this trip. I had my doubts, and it wasn’t peace, love, and harmony the whole time….but compared to how they interact at home, I felt hopeful that these three may be friends in their adult life!
Bill and I the same. I had my doubts about surviving this roadtrip unscathed, but we only had one small disagreement and that is amazing! I told him I now felt good about facing our empty nest some day….we really have fun together! I have to praise Bill for never losing his inner child and his sense of adventure…if it weren’t for him, I would just be doing the day-to-day things we grow accustomed to and I would never realize the adventures that abound outside of our sweet little neighborhood!
He would NEVER EVER want to be compared to my father…those are HUGE shoes to fill—but what Bill did for this trip is similar to trips I took with my family (all 9 of us!!) as a child. Some of the best memories I have, we have just given to our children! I hope they look back with fondness like I do!! Love you Bill Gilmore!!