Horses, Horses (and port-a-potty's) A Saturday in Abilene
There are so many reasons to love Abilene. One is that there are roots that come with a town that has been vital since the late 1800's. Once we were a hub for the railroad, today you can still hear more than a couple of trains rail through Abilene during the day. Normally when you are in a hurry you can guarantee being held up waiting for the train to move on through.
The second is that there is a church on every corner. Some people might say that leads to a church hopping mentality, you don't like what one church does, so you move to the next. I see that it has it drawbacks, but I was one of 3 Church of Christ kids in my Arizona high school. My youth group was me. I always felt like the lone c of c kid. So I love the church community we have here.
The third is....where else can you be driving in the middle of the day. Have a bunch of police cars pull up to the light you are waiting at, stop the traffic, and allow about 100 horses and carriages walk through. Was it a parade? Was it a cattle drive? Who knows, but my kids sure enjoyed it. The caboose of the round up was a truck pulling 4 port-a-potty's. I love Abilene.