Saturday, January 1, 2011

Vacation, Day 2

Saturday, January 1, 2011 (1-1-11)
Circumcision and Name of our Lord
New Year’s Day

The Lord be with you

Kitty and I reached Texas today, to be precise, South Padre Island. We pulled in at sunset. It was a beautiful sky, though we didn’t get a chance to truly enjoy it because we were un-packing. The place we are staying in is named Inverness. We are on the sixth floor with sliding glass doors leading to a patio overlooking the Mexican Gulf. The sound of the waves breaking and rolling onto the beach is wonderful. It is facing east, so we can see the sunrise over the water.

Gas in Texas is about ten cents cheaper than the rest of the trip. The temps were in the 60’s most of the day. The sky is clear tonight and we can see the stars over the gulf. No city lights means more are visible.

Tomorrow I will post a picture or two, I promise.

Just a random thought: Why is it that there are so many ways to make the long e sound in English? Dixie ends with a long e sound, made by an ie. Danny ends with a long e sound, made by a y. Compete has a long e sound in its final syllable, made by a silent e at the end of the word. Beat has a long e sound, made by an ea. Biloxi ends with a long e sound, made by an i. Beet has a long e sound, made by the double e. Is it any wonder that we need spell check in our word processors?

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert (on vacation)

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