When we were driving by, I pointed out to Alli the McDonald's where we first picked up Sarah.
She said, "That is so weird to pick up somebody from McDonalds!"
I replied, "Well, remember, you were picked up from Walmart!"
She started laughing. She said, "Yea, that might be even weirder because they wanted it to be the "garden department". LOL
I have to say, every time I drive by that McDonald's, I feel like weeping. I don't know why.... Maybe because I feel sad for her old family; that they missed out on such an awesome little girl who has grown into a FANTASTIC teenager as of Thursday of this week. :) Maybe it is because I remember how scared she must have been.... or Maybe it is because I am so thankful for her. I remember that day like it was yesterday..... Sarah and Anna making friends in the McDonald's play land before they even knew they would be sisters..... :)
Anyhew..... Erika and Alli and I took the trip. Anna is a library volunteer now, so she couldn't come and Sarah would rather NOT take a long trip if it isn't necessary. :)
When we got there, I had to pay for parking. Last time, the parking meter didn't work. I called a number and they said if I got a ticket to write a number down and it would be documented. I didn't, so never had to worry about it. THIS TIME, I think I must have parked in the very same space! My first quarter DIDN'T work! IT ATE my quarter ! Then, I had a bunch of smaller change and it wouldn't take pennies. I was stuck at 20 minutes. Some nice person gave me two dimes which brought me to 32 minutes. :) We gave an hour to somebody else last week in down town Dallas, so I guess it was payed forward. :)
We really had a great time. :)
Erika being the family photographer she is, brought her camera. :)
Here are some snapshots of our trip.....
We had FUN!