Trains, Oil Wells, and Stereos, Oh My!

Well, the dawn is approaching. I lay awake, thankful that this is the last night I will have to sleep next to the railroad tracks with multiple, whistle blowing trains during the night, the clanging, banging oil well, and my working neighbors who hop in their cars at 2.30 AM, their work trek starting by adjusting the car stereo to the ‘blaring’ setting. Yes, it is true, I am not a city girl and these brief excursions into close quarter city life remind me all too well. We would not choose Post Oak Place RV Park again. We have encountered so many other great, well-run camp grounds, this is definitely at the bottom of our list. The “hands off” management/ownership style has caused quite a bit of unnecessary inconvenience and frustration. We lay in bed last night trying to decide if we could give it a lowly 2 stars out of 5 as a review score……I think so. Despite my early AM whining, this has been a good location to accomplish our goals and for that we are grateful.
We came with a dual purpose- to continue establishing a healthy lifestyle and spend time with loved ones. We have been successful on all counts! Though there are still people we wanted to interact with, we know it is time for us to be headed south. Besides sharing their Christmas celebration with us, Samuel and Amy allowed us to babysit Roman and Esther while they attended a campaign fundraiser and also during Christmas shopping. The kids grow and change SO fast! It was great to be there several times to watch them grow! Matt met Dr. Mark Ahrens, an outstanding and talented chiropractor, through his wife, Kendall, at our BodyTalk class in November. I am still recovering from my hiking accident in September and Dr Mark said if we gave him two weeks, he could make a difference. We did, he has! I am almost totally pain free between his skill, Ann Williams’s massage/BodyTalk and Matt’s BodyTalk sessions on me! I am excited! Hill Country Hiking, here I come!! 
We have also had the great experience of being with Ann Williams and her hubby, Lem. Ann not only gave us some of the best massages EVER but also Advanced BodyTalk (even on Abby!), fed us, let us do laundry (!), made us laugh A LOT, let us participate in her Tai Chi/Qi Gong classes and lavished us with BodyTalk resources. She has been amazing! What servants she and Lem are! They have blessed us immeasurably.
So we leave today filled with anticipation of what lays before us as we head to Dripping Springs, only the Lord knows exactly what is ahead. We do know when He is in it, the continued journey will be exciting! We do know that the days will involve LOTS of studying. We found out our 50 required case studies MUST be done without any aids! Sigh, we had been doing BT sessions thinking they count towards the 50 required but using aids. They have been great experience but don’t really count. Our certification in February looms….