Sailing is a perfect metaphor for journeying through life, letting the current and the breeze take you where they will. We're glad we've drifted our way into the Hill Country, but we're equally glad we started our journey together in Virginia.
Sadly, when we left the Eastern Seaboard (we've learned not to call it the East Coast since that refers to Galveston, Corpus Christi, Mustang Island, etc. in Texas), we left some very good friends behind. While that was the hardest part of leaving, we go to see them every year and they have traveled to Texas as well. In 2012 they sent us the perfect Christmas gift: a photo montage from both the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Texas Hill Country:
|In addition to the ACKERT photo montage, the picture includes a driftwood birdhouse sent by friends from |
the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The swan was carved many years ago by Don's Dad ... we are fortunate indeed!
It's one-of-a-kind ... as are our friends. Don't you love metaphor?