Back in San Marcos again… time with the family was good, and the funeral was very bitter-sweet. It was so sad to lose my grandpa but at the same time it was so encouraging to hear all of the stories about him and the life he led. I would consider my life to be a success, if when I die that my life was half as meaningful as his.

The drive back was beautiful. I went straight south from the farm to Apache, then to the H.E. Bailey Turnpike (I-44) near Lawton, then south on it until Wichita Falls, TX, and then south on US 281 to Blanco, TX, before cutting east to San Marcos. I don’t think I will ever take the I-35 to San Marcos again.