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Find myself still in the great state of Texas!
Roxanne Newman | Via Facebook

Be by my mother’s bedside in her final hours.
Ellen Rozneck Coulter | Via Facebook

Be at the gate when he got a weekend leave.
Martha Beimer | Via Facebook

Get back to Texas, and I kissed the ground when I did.
Richelle Nash, Grayson-Collin EC | Sherman

Get to Concan after heavy spring rains so I could float the Frio.
Lisa Holloway Fitzsimmons | Via Facebook

Texline on my way to Durango, Colorado. Driving across West Texas is an arduous journey and that was only a small step.
Charlotte Larson, Grayson-Collin EC | Celina

New Orleans for work so I could leave after the kids went to bed and in time to work a few hours the next day.
Tim Dickson | Via Facebook

Water-ski in the Arizona desert.
Laurel Herzog, Bartlett EC | Thorndale

See snow!
Marla Bentley | Via Facebook

From Milwaukee to Panama City, Florida, for spring break in 1971. It was my first girls-only trip with my two older sisters. I spent most of the drive in the back seat of my sister’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1, which made for good times and great memories.
Julie Grall, United Cooperative Services | Joshua


Drive my future mother-in-law home from placing my future wife in her freshman college dorm. True story.
Larry Havel | Via Facebook

Get home to Texas.
Ed and Diane Smith, Guadalupe Valley EC | Cibolo

Atlanta to Dallas. 13 hours total. A red-eye.
Jon Runnells | Via Facebook

See my granddaughter, Alyssa Joule Sanchez, enter this world.
Elva Trevino, Magic Valley EC | Weslaco

After saluting the colors and walking down the gangplank, 28 hours, San Diego to Little Rock in 1970. IH-20 was not yet completed.
Tom Compton | Via Facebook

Sleep in my own bed after 10 nights in a different motel bed each night.
Dorothy Richey, Lamar Electric | Pattonville

Get to California from Texas.
Daryl Trammell | Via Facebook

To spend time with one of my best friends from high school before going away to college. We drove together, around and around our hometown, visiting key spots and talking until the sun came up.
Caryl Zimmerman, Central Texas EC | Kingsland

To see the ones I love.
Kevin Scarborough | Via Facebook

Get back to Texas from Georgia.
Gloria Morales-Boyd, Navasota Valley EC | Groesbeck

Get away from the family.
Glen Nowak | Via Facebook

Put Lubbock way, way, way back in my rearview mirror.
David Hundt, CoServ | The Colony

2,000 miles, Tacoma, Washington, to Wichita Falls.
John Shotter | Via Facebook

Ecstatically welcome and celebrate our just-born precious first grandchild, Aubrey.
Judy Hurst, Navasota Valley EC | Mexia

Virginia—couldn’t wait to leave.
Justin Burkitt | Via Facebook

Get through Texas.
Natalie Janisch, Hamilton County EC | Gatesville

Get to a deer lease to sleep in the deer stand.
Gary Voelkel | Via Facebook

Rescue a dog in Jasper, Alabama.
Leslie Moss, Bluebonnet EC | Elgin

To get from Texas to North Carolina in a 2001 Mustang convertible.
Eddie Fields | Via Facebook

Hang out with my 70-plus-year-old great Aunt Lillie Bell in my 1964 VW from Dallas to El Paso—alone. She smoked unfiltered Camels and taught me to drive a three-on-the column and make real Texas guacamole. I was 14.
Cel Clay, Bluebonnet EC | Austin

Get my bike broken in right.
Darrell Miller | Via Facebook

Haul eight goats in my minivan from Missouri to Texas.
Marcus Coblentz, Taylor EC | Hawley

Amarillo by morning.
Eddy Hamby | Via Facebook

Find a featured location that I saw in my Texas Co-op Power magazine.
Susie Palmer, MidSouth EC | Plantersville

Get away from a hurricane.
Odette Hill | Via Facebook

Waco and back home with my daughter and grandson to meet a swine transport delivery from Indiana and pick up my grandson’s 4-H livestock project.
Luann Stricklin Elliott, CECA | Brownwood

Pitch a tent and remember what the stars at night look like.
Robby Vance, Pedernales EC | Canyon Lake

See my girlfriend (now wife of 52 years) upon completion of Navy boot camp.
Carl Backes, CoServ | Denton

Many times to get back home to Beeville from Tulsa, Oklahoma, for Christmas.
Cathy Gannon Cummings, San Patricio EC | Kiefer, Oklahoma

Amarillo and got there by morning.
Steve Maclin, HILCO EC | Ovilla

Memphis, Tennessee, to do a workshop for teachers after doing a teachers’ workshop in Breckenridge, Texas.
Al Wilson, CoServ | Northlake

Get from Fort Worth to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to marry my sweetheart, Sheila, in 1977.
Scot Swinehart, Concho Valley EC | Grape Creek

From El Paso on a family trip to Yuma, Arizona.
Martin Gonzales, Karnes EC | Poteet

Make it home in time to watch my grandson play baseball.
Cathy Jaynes, Wise EC | Aurora

Get to Buc-ee’s.
Gale Heep, Tri-County EC | Weatherford

Hug on my wonderful wife and kids.
Charles Howard, Pedernales EC | Canyon Lake

Get the mud sample to the lab.
Ronald Childers, Bandera EC | Pipe Creek

To a nice beach to get a first look at the sunrise.
Weiyao Shi, Pedernales EC | Austin

Hunt mule deer in Colorado. Came home empty-handed.
Jim Elam, San Patricio EC | Beeville

“I drove all night to get home to you.” My husband said this every time he walked through our door.
Diana Demski, Medina EC | Castroville


See the sun rise as soon as possible.
David Krietsch, Pedernales EC | Kyle

See my mom and dad, who lived 12 hours away.
Jean Brown, Trinity Valley EC | Tool

Attend my brother’s 50th birthday party. He was very surprised.
Shirley Karr, Greenbelt EC | McLean

Be on time for the celebration of the Good Friday services at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda.
Marvin Reeves, Pedernales EC | Kyle

The Atlanta airport just in time to welcome home my sister from Desert Storm.
Don Upton, Central Texas EC | Kerrville

From Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to Austin to see our middle daughter graduate from the University of Texas on Saturday morning after our youngest daughter graduated from Bartlesville H.S. on Friday evening. There were two carloads of us.
Bill and Jeanette Stoltz, Bluebonnet EC | Burton

Make Amarillo by morning.
Dorothy J. Kabo, Guadalupe Valley EC | Seguin

See my almost 4-month-old daughter after driving from Virginia to South Texas subsequent to a three-month Navy deployment.
Richard V. Gonzalez, Trinity Valley EC | Forney

See the crack of dawn.
Gene Osborne, Wood Country EC | Mineola

Be with my mother as she passed away.
Margaret Hebert, Grayson-Collin EC | Whitewright

Be with my dying sister.
Janet Box, Sam Houston EC | Livingston

Get to my youngest daughter’s wedding in Ruidoso while my eldest daughter and son-in-law slept. We brought her wedding dress.
Pamela Draper, Bandera EC | Bandera

See the dark sky in Southwest Texas.
Scott Flatness, Bluebonnet EC | Austin

From Llano to San Diego with my wife and two sons, ages 4 and 6 months, when I was ordered to end my Christmas leave and report to my base so I could fly to the Philippines for an unscheduled meeting within 24 hours.
John McCalla, Central Texas EC | Kerrville

Be able to use my own bathroom.
Beatrice Tangeman, Pedernales EC | Leander

Get to the hospital to greet my first grandchild when she was born.
Norma Favaro, Central Texas EC | Fredericksburg

Watch my first grandchild, Austin, come into the world.
Sandy Gravenor, Pedernales EC | Dripping Springs