Y'all get excited. It's an order! Why are y'all excited you might ask... cause I found my glasses. Ok, y'all ought to be excited about that but that is not the main takeaway. I've mentioned before that I am big with the Girl Scouts. By big I mean that I was a Girl Scout growing up and I'm currently a lifetime member. I spend a lot of my free time with them and I am the Event Coordinator for our Service Unit, or town Girl Scouts, if saying it that way make more sense to ya. In a few weeks we have a leader/daughter campout. I am in charge of the campout and this year I decided to go to a Girl Scout Campsite many of us had not attended. A few years back there was some rezoning within the Girl Scouts and we picked up two new campsites. Camp Gambill is a small camp in Summer Texas about 1 and 45 minutes from my house headed out to North East Texas and up close to the Texas-Oklahoma Border. My Momma kept buggin' me that I needed to go visit the site and scope everything out since I'd never been there. Did I mention that she is the Service Unit Maager. Same as being the President of our town Girl Scouts. She wanted me to go with her and I only agred because Paris Texas is the big town over from the camp. The camp is located in Summer Texas. Summer Texas with a population of 'unincorporated' sits right outside of Paris Texas. Paris has a little over 25,000 people and is also home to the Texas Eiffel Tower. Better known as number 100 on my Travelin' Texan list.
As excited as I was to cross another item off my list, I was also disappointed. I googled and googled about the tower cause I did not want to get lost or miss it. Everything on line said that it was right off the highway and a must stop. The whole drive up I was lookin' and lookin'. Thanks goodness I wasn't drivin'. On the way home I put the address in my navigation and I still didn't see the place. Finally when we arrive I realize that it was right off the highway and the reason I didn't see it at first is because it wasn't nearly as big as I had imagined it to be. It's like seeing the Alamo for the first time. Y'all Texans will know what I mean. As great as it is, it is also a bit disappointing. The Alamo really isn't that big and there really isn't that much to see if we're bein' honest. Texans just love to emblesh things. Don't get me wrong because I love the Alamo, the history and all the people who fought for my great state. But I didn't see it for the first time till I was in middle school. I had dreamed and dreamed of see this place. Y'all don't even understand. I used to drive my parents crazy. Everyone always told me not to get my hopes up but I din't anyway. Then when I finally get there I was all, "umm where's the rest?"
4 items down, 96 more to go. I really should go back through the list cause I think I can cross a few more off the list. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Go spread love and have a fabulous day.