The vacation posts on Beemsville have often tended to be late for a variety of reasons. This summer’s entry saw us traveling to Dallas, TX to visit cousins and my sister. That’s right. We weren’t satisfied with record highs and drought conditions in the home state; those hundred degree days in Illinois were just to get us in the mood. We really wanted to experience early August in North Texas, get the full effect. Yes it was hot, but actually a little cooler than home for a couple of days.
Of course the real draw was family and a chance to reconnect. My sister had been down there for over a year and we miss her. And staying with my cousin Andy, who grew up a couple of miles away from us, who played sports together , went to school together, worked on the farm together, caught frogs, snakes, fish, and lizards together – well, this trip had been in the making for years. Continue reading