Laurie’s Mom was having some serious surgery a few days before Christmas so we hopped on a plane to Iowa. We spent 7 days up there and thankfully the surgery went well. We had to get up at 2am to catch our flight at Midland airport. It is a 2.5 hour drive from Alpine. Once we reached DFW airport we had a 3 hour layover before our connecting flight took off. That gave us time to meet my Daughter Ashley at the airport for a while. We had a nice visit and off we went again. The weather was below zero when we arrived.
Her parents were great hosts and showed us around town. Laurie hadn’t been back in several years and of course this was my first visit, so there was a lot to see for the both of us.
The museum was great. Lots of things to see and certainly amazing for a town of around 10,000 people.
We were dropped off at the airport Christmas Eve to head back but our flight was delayed because of fog. So one more night at her parents house. We ended up getting another flight out Christmas Day. We arrived in Midland around 9pm and drove 2.5 hours back home.