Watch Out Texas

My daughter-in-law drove up from Houston Texas to Amarillo Texas by wayP1090212 P1090213 of Stopping in Dallas Texas today. My second grandson just turned 15 and as just gotten his learners permit to drive, and so she let him drive the last two hours of the trip. It was so weird seeing him behind the wheel when they pulled up in the drive. My wife figured that he would be driving so she met them and took these pictures. My son and the oldest Grandson will be here later for they both had to work so they our driving straight through which takes anywhere from 11 to 12 hours, well they have upped the speed to 75 mph most of the way now so they might make it in 10 hours I guess we will wait and see when they get here.

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24 thoughts on “Watch Out Texas

    • Yes it is and he is at the stage where he bugs you to death to go so he can drive. But then it seams like before long they will only drive some place for you if it is already some place they want to go. Have a wonderful day. Jim

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  1. Lovely post. He certainly is a very “happy chappy” and I can only imagine what it must be like for you… but do have an idea. My eldest grandchild just turned 16 and I kept looking at him in amazement and remembering that his Grandfather was exactly that age when we met and only 3 years older when we married 🙂
    In South Australia children can only get a driving permit and begin learning when they’re 16… When they pass a rather strict test they’re given a P Plate (Provisional Licence) and are restricted re: speed limits,etc for 12 months… so wouldn’t be permitted to travel at that speed.
    Some are lobbying for the age to be lifted to 18 and even stricter P Plate regulations. What age can they get their licence in the USA? … guess it is different in each state… Cheers.

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    • They can get their learners permit at 15 years old. But they have to take what is called drivers education, which involves studying the laws and taking a written exam and then driving with an instructor for several weeks and then passing a drivers test. Thin they can only drive with an adult in the car and thin when they turn 16 they can take a drivers test and get their drivers licences. I was just reading you blog to him and telling him how he has it made here in the USA. Have a blessed day. Jim

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    • Yes it is beautiful in it’s on sort of away, espechely the sun rise’s and sun set’s. But it so hot and dry we need rain despretley. Glade they enjoyed themselves. Have a blessed day. Jim

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    • Yep it is a large state we are going to be driving down there in a couple of weeks and of course it will take us about 12 hours for we have to make more potty stops and stretch our old joints. But it is always worth it when we can see the kids. Have a great day. Jim

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  2. This post brings back memories of my children learning to drive. I remember my oldest son doing much of the driving on a trip through South Dakota when he had his learner’s permit. We thought that the open roads were a good place for him to get some practice.

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    • It’s funny how hearing if some ones story can bring back memories. I agree with you I thank it helps give them more confident in their driving. I remember taking my twin’s to a empty parking lot after we had a three inch snow and teaching them what a car will do when trying to start and stop in Ice and snow. These two grand sons live down by Houston Texas and they hardly ever get snow there, but their dad my son remembers his teaching so he wants to bring them up here when it snows so they can get the same experience. Have a wonderful day. Jim

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    • It is fun teaching them and it is nerve racking but seeing the joy in their eyes when they get the hang of it and then when they get their drivers license it is well worth it. Have fun and a blessed week. Jim

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  3. Have an absolutely blessed time with that wonderful big family of yours, Jim.
    They grow up all too soon, don’t they?
    I am sorry I haven’t been keeping up with your posts lately. Between work and the lords work I continue to be a very busy lad. Then again it is a blessing to be busy. You know what they say about idle hands.
    Peace and love to you all,

    Cliff

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    • Thank you cliff and yes we did have a great time with them. In fact we are now down in Houston visiting them, our son has a lease on a sailboat and we just made it back from a sunset sail. it was so relaxing. Have a blessed day and week it was so good to hear from you again. Jim

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      • Oh, that sunset sail sounds wonderful!
        I was out on my nephew’s cabin cruiser last saturday we sailed from Vancouver harbour to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Such an awe inspiring trip. The orcas were almost leaping clear out of the water at one point. I wish I had my camera there. Maybe next time.
        Have a wonderful time in sunny Dallas.

        God bless you all,
        ~Cliff

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      • That sounds great also for we love that part of the world. We lived in Bremerton Wa. when I was in the navy, and we have been to Vancouver a couple of times, We sailed out of Vancouver on an Alaska cruse. It is beautiful up there in you part of the world as you well know, we also loved Victoria.
        God bless you as well.
        Jim

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    • I would guess the older you are the scary it might be. I was able to learn when I was around 9 but we lived in a small town and dad would take me out in the country and tell me to get after it. But our kids are allowed to take a class which is called drivers education when they are 15 and then allowed to get there drivers license at 16.
      Have a truly blessed day
      Jim

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