guys were kinda complaining about the idea of going "letterboxing", you get the picture. I
wanted to do the "letterboxing experience" with them, wanted to show
them a "positive time." So, I suggested that we go see the burial site
of coach Tom Landry. We paid our respects and recounted some stories also.
(BTW, we didn't see the letterbox after all, even though I had already
found the letterbox on several other occasions).
walked back to our RAV 4 and sitting in the car, we notice a black SUV
stopping nearby. The driver got out and walked around the front of the
vehicle and opened the passenger door for an elderly woman.
noticed they walked to the Tom Landry grave site. Glenn said, "That's
Mrs. Landry!" Glenn rapidly walked towards them with Jeff following
closely behind. I followed them also. Sure enough!
Glenn asked, "Are
you related to Coach Landry?" The man quietly replied, "Kind of, I'm his son."
introduced ourselves to Tom Jr and Mrs. Landry. Glenn mentioned how we
enjoyed Tom's example of the life of Christ that he lived.
Jeff asked if we could pray for them. They agreed and Jeff prayed for Tom Jr and his dear mother, Alicia Landry. We also asked to
take a picture.
Before we walked away, I asked the question, "why are you
Tom Jr. said that Sept 11, was Coach Landry's birthday.
Our last day in Vancouver, as we departed our separate ways, we had a brief time of sharing our stories, recounting fun times we had experienced together, counting God's blessings and a time of prayer and thanksgiving. We're thankful for great friendships.
We took the bus and subway which took us to YVR. You can't go to Canada if you don't stop in at a Tim Hortons.
The Orcutts flight was cancelled because of Hurricane Irma that struck Florida. So, they ended up staying 2 days in Dallas with us. We stopped by to see Jordan at the Camino office. Jordan's parents served with us and the Orcutts back in the day in Bolivia.
We enjoyed a bicycle ride around White Rock Lake. Way to go Kathy! Thanks, Rick, for loaning us your recumbent bicycles.
The next day, we got a text from the Boerckels and their connecting AA flight in Phoenix was delayed and they mis-connected with their flight in DFW. It was a good thing that my parents opened their home again.
Texas size cinnamon roll at Norma's Cafe, courtesy of the Boerckels.
So after our wonderful time with the Boerckels and Orcutts in Alaska and Canada, we still had a few days in Dallas together because of weather and mechanical problems.
Always good to be flexible, especially with friends.