This past Friday in my post ‘– the time has come‘, I wrote the following –
Because of Thanksgiving, next week I will be publishing posts related to the season and other topics. I decided I will not post about my cancer or the results of tests or the results of my doctor’s visits or decisions until the following week after Thanksgiving.
Today, the decision is made that Gary and I will travel to Texas for Thanksgiving to spend with my family.
Next Tuesday, Roxy will be left with Gary’s younger brother where she will stay for a week. Next Wednesday, Gary and I will fly from Florida to Texas and spend several days with my family.
In today’s post, I write the following –
Today we leave for Texas, Thanksgiving, Turkey and Thackerville. What the heck is Thackerville – more accurately where the heck is Thackerville? Well, Thackerville is in Oklahoma which is a course North of Texas. How does Thackerville relate to the Texas Thanksgiving trip?
Initially when planning this trip to Texas several months ago, we were unsure if I could go or not. Several months ago, I spoke with my Oncologist Dr. D. about the possibility of a Thanksgiving trip and her response was “I would not buy tickets.” So not knowing what was to take place regarding my chemotherapy we did not buy tickets, but instead reserved the flight using airline points. This way, if the trip was to be cancelled at the last minute, the points would be reinstated and nothing lost – except spending Thanksgiving in Texas with my family. With the airline points and knowing we were flying near a holiday and the amount of flights available to us; the best option was to spend 4 plus days with my family. I love my family and this is an important Thanksgiving this year – but I still cannot spend 4 full days with them.
As time grew nearer, adjustments were made to our original plans and the actual time spent with my family will be about 2 ½ days. Our trip involves traveling by air to Dallas, renting a car and driving 5 hours to West Texas. We then spend the 2 ½ days including Thanksgiving with my family and then will drive to Thackerville, OK.
Again, I ask “What the heck is Thackerville – more accurately where the heck is Thackerville?” I respond “Well, Thackerville is in Oklahoma which is a course North of Texas. Thackerville is also where our favorite casino is.” You may remember in past posts I have written posts about our casino trips while living in Dallas, TX.
So, this trip back to Texas, we will again visit our favorite casino. This Sunday, we will spend the day just an hour North of Dallas at the casino and then will drive back to Dallas to catch our flight back to Florida on Monday.
Today we leave for Texas, Thanksgiving, Turkey and Thackerville.