Today was a pretty laid back day for us. No coffee this morning since its Sunday, so Stella and I had our coffee and breakfast at home. I watched my car shows on television this morning and then watched the Houston Texans eke out a win over the St. Louis Rams by a score of 16-13. This should have been a cakewalk for the Texans, who are still in the playoff hunt, but their performance today didn't give too much hope of the playoffs being near the grasp of this team.
After the game ended, I worked on getting some of the outside items put away in preparation for leaving tomorrow. I got a good amount done today but kept getting interrupted by my friends coming by to see what I was doing. The weather was great all day long, so it was good to be outside. About three o'clock, Jean and Reta came by to invite us to go eat with a large group of our friends who wanted to spend some more time with us before we left. After changing the location a couple of times, we ended up going to the El Palenque, one of our favorite mexican restaurants.
We had a good turn out with many of our winter Texan friends with us tonight. Some of our new friends, Jim and Jenna rode to the restaurant with us. It was very humbling to have this many of our friends with us and we all had a great time. It made it harder to leave, but we have made our plans to go to Blessing to spend Christmas with Stella's family there and New Year with Bill and Ornell, Ricky and Dee and Harry and Judy. It will be our first time to miss the New Year celebration at Rayford since the park opened but we'll have a good time with our friends.
We have made many good friends at Rayford and look forward to next year when we will spend even more time with them. We don't plan to return to Rayford until April when we will host another Heartland rally there. Most of our Winter Texan friends will be gone by them but we plan to stay in touch.