Monday, April 02, 2007

Rachel, Giada, Rural King and Travel Packet 1

OK, so I am homesick for some real city action. On Friday, Troy and I went to Bennigans and then explored the new Rural King that opened up in the old KMart in our area. We had no idea what to expect and it is foreign territory for me in many ways. If you live or were raised on a farm, PERFECT, but it was interesting to see. We did pick up a bird feeder and hummingbird feeder to go in our backyard which is a plus. They did have nice plants and I wouldn't mind supporting them instead of WALMART. Anywase, we do not have these type of stores in Austin. It was kind of making us miss the big city life and options. Never in a millions years would we think we would end up in Decatur, but God knows.... Seatle, Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Madison, Chicago etc. were more the type of the areas we thought we would settle. There still is time, but God has us here which is OK for now, but we need a vacation. Back to being homesick, after Rural King, we turned on the Food Network and Rachel Ray did $40 a Day in Austin! It was so depressing to watch all the cool places to eat, Whole Foods, Waterloo Records, Amy's Ice Cream, the Salt Lick.... I was ready to go home! On top of that, Giada was next and explored Chicago!!! I LOVE taking the train and spending a day in Downtown Chicago! It feels like civalization again! Troy and I decided we need to get away more often! We imagined it would be fun to fly to Austin and stay in a hotel and not tell our family/friends that we are in town so we can do what we want to do.

On a more positive note, we got to download Travel Packet 1 for our adoption to China. This is given to you 3-4 months after your Log-In Date. We haven't read through all of it, but skimmed through the part about how much $$$ to bring with you. Time to start saving more $$$, do some fundraising and filling out applications for grant $$$. Jack is also enjoying the warmer weather and his ability to chase bunnies and birds! Spring is here and trees are blooming. I am ready to plant some flowers, but a freeze is expected this weekend!

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