Got home Saturday night. We were gone 21 days and only saw the sun the last five days of the trip, except for the very last day driving home from Omaha! Temperatures were pretty good, think 50% was lowest till we got to Omaha. Lots of fog and mist along the Gulf Coast and TX and MS, but that was OK as that is my kind of weather!
NCBA convention was great! Think attendance was record high, but didn't see the final numbers.Now just have to decipher my notes to see what I learned in the workshops! Annual meeting was smooth. Most discussion was in committee and Resolutions carried during general session.
Decided to visit a relative at Kingsville, TX, so took a brief tour of the King Ranch. Looks like a good operation. We like a lot of what they are doing now, and their cows, both Santa Gertrudis and Santa Cruz look good and practical for their part of the nation. Saw only a few of their good looking horses. No fancy working pens, etc. Didn't see the feedlot.
Visited relatives in TX, MS, MO, and NE and a friend in MO, so covered a lot of staying in touch and sightseeing in the two weeks we had enroute to and after the convention.
Go to dentist in the city tomorrow. Also get to meet the newest grandchild who was born on Ash Wednesday, and get to go back and babysit next Sunday. Kalli is first of the seven gkids I have not met really soon after they were born, which was a trial for this grandma! But, we will make up for lost time. The seven year old 'big sister' has been ill and unable to be close to 'her' new baby part of the time, so she is the one who has really suffered! Not to mention her parents in enforcing the rule.
Isn't it a bummer that it requires so much work to prepare to leave on vacation, and even more to catch up when one returns home?
Having to learn a new format on ranchers.net on top of that.....I need a vacation again!